Where in Olympia Area of Washington State to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: September 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples have started. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Olympia Area of Washington State U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Lewis County 

  • Aldrich Berry Farms & Nursery -  Blueberries
    190 Aldrich Road, Mossyrock, WA, Phone:  360-983-3138, Farm Sales, Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday, 8:30 am to 5:30 am.
  • Bunker Creek Berry Patch - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    214 Bunker Creek Rd, Chehalis, WA 98532. Phone: 360-740-7771. Email: Shereen,bennight@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE: August 13, 2014: The owner tells me they are closed until next season (2015), when their hours should be: late July from 8 am to 2 pm. Directions: I-5 to exit 77. State route 6 west to Bunker Creek RD. 1/2 mile to the big blue house!. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: August 13, 2014) (UPDATED: July 21, 2014) (ADDED: December 28, 2013)

Mason County

  • Richert Farms - Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, blackberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs/spices, melons, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    2631 W. Skokomish Valley Road, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-426-9273. Email: alannkrivor@msn.com. Directions: Highway 101 about 8 miles north of Shelton to Skokomish Valley Road at the fish hatchery sign. Farm is 2.5 miles from highway 101 turnoff. Look for two silos on the left side, and pull in. Lots of room to park. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October, November. Open: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 4 pm. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. Herbs are dill, basil, cilantro, lemon thyme, sage, parsley, Yellow Finn potatoes, Bodacious sweet corn, jalapeno peppers,.  (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: June 01, 2008)

Pierce County

(Be sure to see King County - there are a number of farms, just across the border from Pierce County)

  • Charlottes Blueberry Park - Blueberries, picnic area
    7402 E. D Street, Tacoma, WA 98404. Phone: (253) 305-1000. Open: July - September Daylight hours. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: . This is not a Farm any more, but it used to be a farm in 1929, volunteers now help maintain several thousand blueberry bushes that can be picked July through September each year.. It is now owned by Metro Parks Tacoma. Since the Blueberry Park Project started in 1999, more than 3,372 bushes have been trimmed to ground level and are now producing fruit. Five varieties of blueberries grow in the park. Picking season runs from July through September each year (dependent on weather). Metro Parks does not use any pesticides or fertilizers on the blueberry plants, they are grown naturally.  (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 10, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on September 10, 2012: "My family loves this park, it is so beautiful and relaxing. There are lots of trees in addition to the blueberry bushes. "
  • Duris Farms - Strawberries, green beans, pickling cucumbers, slicing cucumbers, zucchini and yellow squash, and dill.
    6012 - 44th St. E , Puyallup, WA, Phone: 253-922-7635 . Open: during strawberry season from 9 am - 3 pm in June, and cucumber season, 9 am -6 pm in August to September. They are in the Puyallup "valley" midway between Puyallup and Tacoma on Highway 167 (River Road Highway). Vegetables: Beans, Green Cucumbers, Pickling Cucumbers, Slicing Squash, Summer Zucchini Fruits, Nuts and Berries: Strawberries, Everbearing and Canning Supplies Honey Jams, Jellies, Vinegars, Syrups Great place to get cukes to make your own stash of pickles! Beginning about June 1 for strawberries, July 15 for veggies.  (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: July 1, 2009, from .gov) (UPDATED: June 30, 2012, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2012: "It was easy to get to in Kent, right off the freeway - easy to find. Friendly staff."
  • Filbert Acres - Uses natural growing practices, flowers, pumpkins,
    6625 Pioneer Way East, Puyallup, WA 98371. Phone: 253-251-1361. Email: nichols@filbertacres.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 7pm; closed Sundays. Directions: East on Pioneer Way for 10 minutes from I-5; West out of Puyallup on Pioneer for 2 minutes, between WSU and Watson's. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 01, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on November 24, 2010: "My family has been buying hazelnuts (filberts) from this farm by the 50 lb. bag since I can remember -- the early 1970's, when it was still owned by the previous farmer. We were very upset when it was put up for sale, and overjoyed when this couple bought it and decided to try to make farming a living. Please help support this historic farm in Puyallup! The hazelnuts are great!"
  • Foxberry Farm - raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, plums, pears, many vegetables, flowers, grapes, pumpkins
    4220 Gay Road East, Tacoma, WA 98445. Phone: 253-926-8407. Email: www.foxberry@live.com. Open: Thursday-Sunday, 9 AM - 4:30 PM; from July 5 until first frost; Closed Labor Day weekend; Please call ahead for availability of products and as always, the answering machine is updated daily. Directions: From I-5, take Exit 135. Go 2 miles on River Road (Hwy 167). Turn right onto Gay Road, then go ΒΌ mile. Farm is on the left. Follow signs.. Payment: .We are an all U-Pick farm. We open In July with raspberries. By August, our blueberries and thornless blackberries are ripe. We have lots of canning tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, plums, pears, many vegetables, and dahlias bouquets available. September brings some fall raspberries and thornless blackberries, wine & eating grapes, pumpkins, squash and corn. See our cows, chicks, beehives and sample our estate honey. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 27, 2013)
  • Linbo Blueberries - blueberries,
    1201 South Fruitland, Puyallup, WA 98371. Phone: (253) 229-6438. Email: farmer@linboblueberries.com. Open: July, August; Please check website for specific dates; from 9AM to 7PM, on Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Directions: Hwy 167 or River Road to Meridian (downtown Puyallup). West on Pioneer (approx. 2 miles). Left onto South Fruitland at the light. 1 mile up hill. Farm is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Linbo Blueberry Farm has 4-acres of a variety of blueberry cultivars growing on a natural peat bog. The farm is over 60 years old. The last ten seasons of ecologically-sound practices mean the 2,030 plants bear the best, healthful fruit. Come pick to the sounds of classical music, enjoy the U-pick experience, and taste the difference. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: March 26, 2010) (UPDATED: July 07, 2013)
    Comments from a visitor on August 02, 2012:
    "Linbo Blueberry Farm just opened today for the 2012 season! We are repeat customers from last year, and I must say, the staff is just as friendly and the berries just as tasty as ever! $2.50 per pound this year, and what a deal it is. Even my kids had a great time picking. I am very proud to support this local farm. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 08, 2010:
    "This farm is now closed for the season "
    Comments from a visitor on July 31, 2009:
    "I went to Limbo farms this past weekend with my family, we had a great time, my girls were very excited because they got there own little buckets, just be aware that they only take cash and local checks, it was not stated in the web site so we were not prepared so we had to find an atm, but we had a great time!! We will be back next year!!"
    Comments from a visitor on July 27, 2008: "I went to Linbo Blueberry Farm today. It was great! I have never done you pick before and we had a blast. They were very helpful! I can't wait to go back and pick again!"
  • Picha Farms - strawberries, restrooms, picnic area
    6502 52nd Street East, Puyallup, WA 98371. Phone: 253-841-4443. Email: info@pichafarms.com. Open: Strawberry Upick  starts the last week of June; Once open, Upick is available most days, weather permitting, from 8 am. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Visit Picha Farms website for driving directions. From River Road (highway 167), turn onto 66th Avenue E. (Right if coming from Tacoma, left if coming from Seattle through Puyallup). Take the first right onto 52nd Street E. and we are on the left (we are on the corner of 66th Avenue East and 52nd Street E between Puyallup and Tacoma, just off River Road).Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Strawberries (We Pick/UPick) - June/Early July. Varieties includes Shuksan, Totem, Rainier, & Puget Summer. Raspberries (We Pick) - July; includes Tulameen, Cascade Delight & Cascade Early Dawn. Blackberries (We Pick) - July; Kotada.  (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: June 16, 2011)
  • Stringtown Farms - Cut-your-own flowers: lavender
    Eatonville Cutoff Road, Eatonville, WA 98328. Phone: 360-832-4743. Fax: NA. Email us at: stringtownfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Tacoma: 4 miles east of the intersection of SR 7 (Mountain Highway) and SR 702. From Puyallup: one half mile west of the intersection of SR 161 and Eatonville Cutoff Road (about 4 miles north of Eatonville). Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in June, July. Open: Daily 9:00 am to 6 pm. Fresh lavender for u-cut and lavender plants are typically available in July (call for specific dates), depending on weather conditions. Soap and dried lavender products are available year around by calling or e-mailing Stringtown Farms. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Take Root Farm - flowers, herbs and greens
    24416 Buckley-Tapps Hwy E, Buckley, WA. Phone: (253) 891-FARM E-mail: takeroot@msn.com. Open: See website for days/hours. Directions: We are conveniently located between Bonney Lake and Buckley. Enjoy a share of the harvest at Take Root Farm and get fresh, chemical-free produce year round. Fresh-picked vegetables and a variety of organic fruit. Members enjoy adding FREE U-Pick items like flowers, herbs and greens as they are in season.  (ADDED: July 1, 2009, from .gov)
  • Terry's Berries, LLC - Certified Organic, apples, pumpkins, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, farm animals, school tours
    4520 River Road, Tacoma, WA 98443. Phone: 253-922-1604. Email: info@terrysberries.com. Open: October week ends, 10am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Apple harvest is generally late September to mid October; This can change every season so please call before coming; Pumpkins available in October; Make your own cider on October weekends. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.  Also operates a CSA. (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: November 08, 2009) (ADDED: July 1, 2009, from .gov)
  • YMCA Farm - Apples, strawberries and raspberries, cherries, and garden produce
    6613-114th Ave Ct E., Puyallup, WA.  Phone: 253-840-8110. Directions: corner of Benston Dr. & 114th Ave Ct E., between Puyallup and Sumner on North bank of the Puyallup River. Raspberries , Two varieties of apples now, Liberty and Jonagolds. We have added a full stock of spring and fall flowers in our greenhouses. Here is the big change, since we are a YMCA property, we are ONLY open to YMCA members.  Make your own apple juice with our apple press by appointment. Formerly the Gwendon Farm.
    A visitor writes on January 27, 2014: "I found the phone number for the farm and talked to someone so I thought I'd let you know since there wasn't a phone number listed and I had to do a little tracking down. This is such a jewel of a place. I don't think they are only open to YMCA members since I am not a member, but I picked berries here after seeing a craigslist ad. A man named "kelly" is in charge of the place. "

Thurston County 

  • Black Lake Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, restrooms
    3105 54th Avenue Sw (trosper Road), Olympia, WA 98512. Phone: 360-480-2452. Alternate Phone: 360-480-2452. Open: Usually from late July into early September;Fridays from 8am to 2pm, and whenever the signs are out; Not open when it's raining. Directions: From Interstate 5 take exit 102. Go west one and a half miles, the farm is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Pick into our buckets, take them home in your containers. No calls after 8pm please. (UPDATED: August 21, 2012) (ADDED: July 22, 2009)
  • Black River Blues Blueberry Farm - blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties, picnic area
    17132 Moon Road Southwest, Rochester, WA 98579. Phone: (360)273-3489. Open: Monday to Sunday, 7 days a week,from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 2 miles West of Rochester on State Route 12, Turn onto Moon Road, farm is one mile on right. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries:July 11 to end of August. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Our farm is a 102 acre historical blueberry farm, We welcome all ages,pets are not allowed. We are G.A.P. certified through the U.S.D.A. We offer many different varieties of blueberries allowing us to have a prolonged season. Many of our blueberries are very old varieties that are known both for flavor as well as higher antioxidant levels.  (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: July 11, 2012)
  • Carr's Washingtin State Certified Organic Blueberry Farm - Certified Organic, blueberries, porta-potties, picnic area, school tours
    3844-1/2 Gull Harbor Road N.e., Olympia, WA 98506. Phone: 360 352-3622. Alternate Phone: 30 352-3739. Email: cdory0@comcast.net. Open: Season opens late July to early August, and closes middle to late October; Open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk; Call 360 352 3622 for information. Directions: Travel North on Boston Harbor Road N.E. Turn Right at 36th Avenue N.E. At the 1st. stop sign turn left onto Gull Harbor Road N.E. Travel about 1/3 of a mile to the address 3844-1/2 Gull Harbor Road N.E. and farm sign on the right. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. 2012 is a great season here at the farm with many older flavorful Heritage varieties ripening through September. We will have certified organic apples already picked by your custom order in the Fall. Come experience the peace and tranquility of our farm. We look forward to seeing you, Tom and Wren.  (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: August 19, 2012)(UPDATED: August 02, 2008)
    Comments from a visitor on September 04, 2010: "09/02/10: Same price as last year ($2.25/lb). Sign says field is muddy this year due to rain and suggests wearing mud boots. Area adjacent to creek is muddy. Elsewhere not so much. "
  • Dan & Crown Blueberry Lane - organic blueberries,
    3102 Friendly Grove Road NE Olympia, WA 98506, Olympia, WA 98502. Phone: 360-357-3837. Email: dan@blueberry-lane.com. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Organic U-Pick blueberries (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: August 26, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on August 26, 2011: "I have not personally visited the farm, but saw a flyer for it at the Olympia Library and thought it should be made more well known to the public that Carr's isn't the only organic u-pick blueberry option in town."  (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website)
  • Gile Blueberry Farm -  Blueberries
    3717 Gull Harbor Road, NE, Olympia, WA, Phone: 360-357-7458. Open: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm daily. Gile Blueberry Farm is family owned and operated . You can brin g the kids for a day of picking or if you don't have time, we'll pick them for you. You will not find a better blueberry around - and we're pesticide free! The brothers love to hear your stories about "picking for school clothes money as a kid" or how "you were fired for throwing blueberries at someone when you were 12", so come on down and re-live your memories in our fields. We have buckets for you to pick into and will send you home with boxes, although you can always bring your own. 2014 Prices are (per pound) $1.50 for u-pick and $2.25 for ready pick. (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on September 06, 2012: "I have picked at Leon's farm for many years and although he is not certified organic, his berries are never sprayed. The farm has been in his family since before he was born, and he is very old. Beautiful farm, beautiful berries. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2011: "Leon is open for picking, and charging 1.50 a pound."
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2011: "Ken and Leon are brothers; Leon is the uh... more customer-friendly... of the two! :)"
  • Josephson Blueberry Farm -  Blueberries
    2817 Gull Harbor Road, NE, Olympia, WA, Phone:  360-943-0460. Open: starting in late July or early August; Please call for days and hours. (UPDATED: May 11, 2010)
  • Pigmans Organic Produce - Certified Organic, raspberries (red), strawberries, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
    10633 Steilacoom Road Se, Olympia, WA 98513. Phone: 360-491-3276. Email: PigmansProduce@gmail.com. Open: Currently open Monday - Wednesday 10am to 5pm, other times by appointment; Please call ahead to verify availability; Pint = $2;75 Half Flat = $15 (6 pints) Full Flat = $29 (12 pints). Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 30, 2014) (UPDATED: January 26, 2014)
    Comments from a visitor on August 08, 2012: "My family went raspberry picking for the first time ever at Pigman's. Their raspberry season is just about over at the time of this review, but they mentioned they have late strawberries now. The raspberries were sweet and tart at the same time, just like they should be. The owners were very knowledgeable and helpful. I was very thrilled with the price which was significantly less than what I would find in a grocery store for organic berries. My kids got a chance to feed the chickens and talk to the little turkeys. We will be back next year!"
  • Spooner Berry Farm - strawberries
    5528 Hamptons St NE, Olympia, WA 98501. Phone: 360-456-4554. Open: from 8 am to 5 am in June for about 10 days; call before you go, to verify.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 19, 2009)
  • Teddie's Berries - blueberries, We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals
    6344 123rd Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98512. Phone: 360-357-8370. Fax: 360-357-8370. Email: teddiesberries@comcast.net. Open: call for hours we will be open each season, usually during July and August.  Directions: From I-5 south of Olympia--take 93rd Avenue exit and go Right follow to end, Left at Littlerock Road to 123rd Avenue on Right, follow to blueberry sign/driveway on Right. And for a map to our farm, click here.  Please call ahead to be sure field is open the day you plan to come out, sometimes we have to close the field if not enough berries are ripe/have to wait for green ones to ripen;) For picked berries please call and leave your name, phone # and # of lbs of berries wanted and we will call you back when your order is filled. mid-end July thru mid-end August. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. Please bring containers/boxes to put your berries in to take home if possible (this is how we keep our costs down). Thank you.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: April 27, 2011)  (ADDED: August 12, 2008)

Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Lewis County

  • Jeremy's Fruitstand- Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables,
    576 West Main St, Chehalis, WA 98532. Phone: (360) 324-9096. Email: jeremysfruitstand@live.com. Open: Usually from June through October (check with them directly to make sure); Monday to Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-5pm . Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx . They travel to Eastern Washington to gather the best fruits and vegetables and bring them back to the fruitstand to sell. They also sell some locally grown produce and honey. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: August 02, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on August 02, 2010: "The selection was great! They were friendly and helpful and willing to answer my many questions about what would be available when."
  • PanAmerican Blueberry Growers -  Blueberries
    212 Klickitat Creek Road, Mossyrock, WA 98564. Phone:  360-983-3462. Open: Season Approximately June 10th through September 10th; Monday thru Friday: 8am-6pm and Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 4pm. Payment: Cash, Visa & Mastercard Accepted. (UPDATED: May 10, 2011)
  • Parkerosa Farms Pumpkin Patch - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    292 Chilvers Road, Chehalis, WA 98532. Phone: 360-269-2861. Email: rparkerosa@msn.com. Open: Mid July through September Farm Hours are Thursday and Friday 2pm to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm. Directions: Conveniently located halfway between Seattle and Portland. From Interstate 5 take exit 77, go west on Highway 6 approximately 2 miles, turn right on Chilvers Road go approximately 1 mile. Parkerosa Farms is located at the corner of Chilvers Road and Kray Road. Vegetable sales start mid July with Corn on the Cob starting in August; Pumpkin sales start late September; Plan ahead for next year and get your canning orders placed early. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. Parkerosa Farms is a family owned and operated venture. Come to our beautiful farm for delicious fresh vegetables and a good old fashioned neighborly visit. Our Farm is located in a picturesque setting among towering fir trees out in the country, yet only a few miles from town. Kids will love our Pumpkin Patch featuring a Corn Maze, Baby Farm Animals and Wagon Rides. (ADDED: September 21, 2009)

Pierce County

Click here to see farms in nearby King County

  • Blueberry farm - Blueberries,
    7618 McKinley Ave E, 74th and E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98404. Phone: (253) 305-1000. Open: sunrise to sunset. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: . This is a FREE u pick farm. It runs on volunteer work but has some of the best fresh blueberries in late fall. Come pick all you can. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 28, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on September 28, 2010: "love it"
  • Picha Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, blackberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, restrooms, picnic area
    6502 52nd Street East, Puyallup, WA 98371. Phone: 253-841-4443. Email: info@pichafarms.com. Open: Picha's Berry Farm opens as soon as the berries are ripe; The start day varies depending on the weather; In 2011, season will begin last week of June; Visit our website for exact day; Both Puyallup and Tacoma's berry stands open at 8 am and closes once sold out - - typically between 2 and 4 pm daily. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Visit Picha Farms website for driving directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 16, 2011)
  • Terry's Berries - ORGANIC, Raspberries, blackberries, apples
    4520 River Road, Tacoma, WA. Phone: 253-922-1604. Email: TerryAnn@TerrysBerries.com. Directions: between Tacoma and Puyallup, 2 miles from I-5, Exit 135. Certified Organic.  Gravenstein, Jonagold & Liberty Apples, more. Apple picking/cider making farm tours.

Thurston County

  • Black River Blues Blueberry Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties, picnic area
    17132 Moon Road Southwest, Rochester, WA 98579. Phone: (360)273-3489. Open: Monday to Sunday, 7 days a week,from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 2 miles West of Rochester on State Route 12, Turn onto Moon Road, farm is one mile on right. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries:July 11 to end of August. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Our farm is a 102 acre historical blueberry farm, We welcome all ages,pets are not allowed. We are G.A.P. certified through the U.S.D.A. We offer many different varieties of blueberries allowing us to have a prolonged season. Many of our blueberries are very old varieties that are known both for flavor as well as higher antioxidant levels. We have U-pick, hand-picked, frozen,and machine harvested blueberries available. (ADDED: July 11, 2012)
  • Pigman's Organic Produce Patch - Certified Organic, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is certified organically grown, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, school tours
    10633 Steilacoom Road Se, Olympia, WA 98513. Phone: 360-491-3276. Email: PigmansProduce@gmail.com. Open: Days and times vary by season, please call prior to your visit. Directions: Located in the lush Nisqually Valley near I-5 off exit 114. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Celebrating our 25th year at the Olympia Farmers Market!. (UPDATED: January 26, 2014)

Local Honey Sources:

Thurston County

  • Black River Blues Blueberry Farm - Honey (retail), Blueberry honey, Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties, picnic area
    17132 Moon Road Southwest, Rochester, WA 98579. Phone: (360)273-3489. Open: Monday to Sunday, 7 days a week,from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 2 miles West of Rochester on State Route 12, Turn onto Moon Road, farm is one mile on right. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries:July 11 to end of August. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Our farm is a 102 acre historical blueberry farm, We welcome all ages,pets are not allowed. We are G.A.P. certified through the U.S.D.A. We offer many different varieties of blueberries allowing us to have a prolonged season. Many of our blueberries are very old varieties that are known both for flavor as well as higher antioxidant levels. (ADDED: July 11, 2012)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Pierce County

  • Filbert Acres - Uses natural growing practices, Pork, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, sausage, Bacon (pork), Within an easy drive to an Interstate road,
    6625 Pioneer Way East, Puyallup, WA 98371. Phone: 253-251-1361. Email: nichols@filbertacres.com. Open: May 18, 2012; November 16, 2012. Directions: East on Pioneer Way for 10 minutes from I-5; West out of Puyallup on Pioneer for 2 minutes, between WSU and Watson's. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)shares-- a weekly box of vegetables for 18 week summer season, as well as shorter seasons for autumn, winter and spring. Our pumpkin patch is unique offering over thirty kinds of pumpkins and winter squash, many heirlooms and rare. (UPDATED: May 01, 2012)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Lewis County

  • Parkerosa Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, dairy cows, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, handicap accessible, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    292 Chilvers Road, Chehalis, WA 98532. Phone: 360-748-0833. Alternate Phone: 360-269-2861. Email: parkerosafarms@earthlink.net. Open: July thru September Friday 2pm to 6pm; October 1 through October 31 Monday through Friday 2pm to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm. Directions: Take exit 77 from Interstate 5, proceed approximately 2 miles, turn right on Chilvers Road, proceed approximately 1 mile. Parkerosa Farms is located at the corner of Chilvers Road and Kray Road.  Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: September 26, 2011)

Pierce County

  • Jim's U-Fish at Old McDebbie's Farm - Cooking Facilities, Wedding Ceremony, Birthday parties, Corporate events, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Pumpkin patch, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, llamas/alpacas, other animals, Fishing onsite, horse riding, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, children welcome, No pets please, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    4924 268th Street East, Spanaway, WA 98387. Phone: 253-875-0356. Alternate Phone: 253-370-5124. Email: mcdebbie@msn.com. Open: Thursday to Sunday 10am to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Easy access, 1 block off Highway 7 past Spanaway and exactly 6 miles from the Roy Y. Click here for a map and directions. Open March through October Thursday through Sunday 10am to 6 pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Trout fishing, no license required. Petting Farm includes a camel. Trout Ponds - you catch and we clean. (ADDED: June 15, 2010)

Horse Rides and More:

Pierce County

  • Jim's U-Fish at Old McDebbie's Farm - Fishing onsite, horse riding, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    4924 268th Street East, Spanaway, WA 98387. Phone: 253-875-0356. Alternate Phone: 253-370-5124. Email: mcdebbie@msn.com. Open: Thursday to Sunday 10am to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Easy access, 1 block off Highway 7 past Spanaway and exactly 6 miles from the Roy Y. Click here for a map and directions. Open March through October Thursday through Sunday 10am to 6 pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Trout fishing, no license required. Pony Rides for wee cowkids, gentle lead ponies for small kids. 6 Pony Carousel for events at your place. Our ponies like to travel to your place. (ADDED: June 15, 2010)

Wholesale Foods

Thurston County

  • Pigman's Organic Produce Patch - Certified Organic, Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, all produce is certified organically grown, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, school tours
    10633 Steilacoom Road Se, Olympia, WA 98513. Phone: 360-491-3276. Email: PigmansProduce@gmail.com. Open: Call for any bulk orders. Directions: Located in the lush Nisqually Valley near I-5 off exit 114. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Inchelium Garlic, Jerusalem artichokes. (UPDATED: January 26, 2014)

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