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Pear U-Pick Orchards in Whatcom County, Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for pears that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have pears orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

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Whatcom County

  • Ghost Cat Farm - apples, blackberries, flowers, pears, walnuts, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked
    7943 Kickerville Road, Blaine, WA 98230. Phone: 360-332-1517. Email: dogma33334@mypacks.net. Open: Friday thru Tuesday from 10 am to 7 pm, July 21st until mid October. Directions: Heading North from Bellingham about 20 minutes, on Interstate 5, Exit 270, turn Left to cross over the Freeway. Continue West for 2 miles until Kickerville Road. Turn Left. We are the 4th real house on the Right. Light Blue house with chain link fencing in the front yard. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Blackberries start in the middle of July all the way through August, Late July until the end of August we have the early Apple varieties, Yellow Delicious and Transparents; Typically in September Gala Apples, Arkansas Black Apples, Gravensteins; October we have Granny Smith for canning and pies; Quinces are ready in early October. We are a small Transitional Organic Farm, with Semi-Dwarf & Regular sized Apple trees, Asian Pears, Comice & Bartlett Pears, Black Walnut Trees (& Fruiting Quince that get to the size of a tennis ball.) No dogs are allowed because this is also a Wetland Wildlife Habitat and there are Seasonal Ponds & Creeks to keep your young children out of. For 2011 we are now finished with the harvest.
  • Hauck's Orchard & Produce - tart cherries, sweet cherries, apples, Asian pears and Italian prune plums.
    1920 Harksell Road, Ferndale, WA . Phone: (360) 384-5967. Open: Please call for hours; Please do not call after 4pm pst in the EVENING. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, check.
    Hauck's Orchard & Produce Facebook page. . In early July we have sweet cherries and pie cherries that are U-pick weather permitting; In Late August and early September, we have Italian Plums. About the end of September we have already picked Honeycrisp Apples and Asian Pears.​Features: Farmers Market; U-Pick; Phone Orders; Restaurants & Retailers We are a Certified Naturally Grown specialty orchard producing Honeycrisp apples, Asian pears, sour cherries, sweet cherries, Italian plums, grapes and regular pears. Fruit is available June-Nov: cherries June- July; apples Sept-Nov; Asian pears Aug-Nov; and Italian prune plums Aug-Sept. Cherries are U-pick or We-pick; all other fruit is sold picked. Hydroponic lettuce is greenhouse-grown Oct-Feb. We do not accept any of the following: Out of county checks. Credit cards, Bills over $50 (unless you are buying over $50 of fruit). No restrooms. We are a small orchard that follows all organic standards. We have We promote sustainability with organic methods, and reducing our environmental impact at every opportunity. We strive to be Good stewards of the Land by using the following practices. Absolutely no use of synthetic chemical insecticides, herbicides, fungicides or fertilizers on our crops. Minimal and careful use of even organically approved soil amendments and sprays. Care for our soil, water and air quality using ecologically sustainable farming practices. No use of chemically treated or Genetically Modified seeds.
  • Home Farm UPick and Events LLC - Strawberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Apples, Pears, Plums, Red raspberries, Yellow Raspberries, Red Currants, Black Currants, plus already picked vegetables and fruit
    8020 Kickerville Rd, Blaine, WA 98230. Phone: (360) 566-2181. Email: hello@homefarm.farm. Open: Year round farm stand 7 days a week, 8 am to 7 pm; U-pick starts in June . Directions: See their website for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard . . . Bee Camp for kids During the growing season a large variety of berries and vegetablescan be purchased daily at our Self-Serve Farmstand. OUR SELF-SERVE FARM STAND is Open Year-Round, 7 Days a Week from 8 am to 7 pm Daily. Our Farm Stand operates on the Honor System and your honesty and support are what keep us open. All items are priced in whole dollars so coin is not necessary. All applicable taxes are included in sale prices. We are not available to make change so small bills are recommended. WE ACCEPT U.S. CASH, LOCAL CHECKS & VENMOOur farm stand is locked during non-business hours Approximate, typical harvest dates: Red & Black Currants in June through JulyRed & Yellow Raspberries in June through OctoberStrawberries in June through SeptemberBlueberries in July through SeptemberCherries in June through JulyApples in August through OctoberPears in August through OctoberPlums in September through OctoberVegetables from June through November Zucchini . Green Beans . Snap Peas . CarrotsLettuce . Cucumbers . Dill . Broccoli . Spinach . Garlic Melons . Tomatoes . Fresh Herbs . Squash . Turnips . OnionsBeets . Leeks . Asparagus . Potatoes . Sweet Corn . Pumpkins​Sunflowers and Zinnias in July through October. (ADDED: April 20, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Waynoka Farms - apples, blueberries, currants (red and black), pears, raspberries (red), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food
    2274 Pangborn Road, Lynden, WA 98264. Phone: 360-354-2717. Email: wayne@waynokafarms.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: East on Badger Road. North on Northwood Road. East on Pangborn Road. Stop at 2274 Pangborn Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, PayPal, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, only). . Raspberry season starts late June, and runs through late July. Blackberry season starts late June, and runs through late July. Blueberry season starts mid July and runs through Labor-day weekend. Black currant season starts mid July and runs through Labor-day weekend. ome on down and experience the thrill of picking your own blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and black currants. Bring the kids for a fun and delicious experience they will never forget, . bring the whole family and your friends and neighbors too! Our berry rows are wide, weed free and easily accessible for kids and families. We have the perfect size clean buckets to pick your berries in (easy for kids to handle too). We also have plastic bags to transport your berries home .

 

Pear

Pear Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

BUL866 Growing pears in the Inland Northwest and Intermountain West

pears, also known as serviceberries or Juneberries, are delicious and nutritious berries native to North America, mostly in the western Canada and northwestern U.S. . These small blue-purple berries grow on shrubs or small trees and have a unique flavor that is often described as a combination of blueberries, raspberries, and almonds. Here's what you need to know about pears, how to use them, when to harvest them, and how to do it:

Flavor and Uses:

pears have a pleasantly sweet and slightly tart taste, making them a versatile ingredient in various culinary creations. They can be enjoyed fresh, added to fruit salads, used in baked goods such as pies, muffins, and tarts, or even incorporated into jams, jellies, and sauces. pear berries also freeze well. They can be substituted for blueberries in recipes.

If you're looking for great, easy to follow recipes to make jam, jelly, freeze or make pear pie from Saksatoons / Juneberries, see these pages:

Harvesting Season:

The exact timing of pear berry harvest can vary depending on your location and climate, but it generally occurs in the summer months. In most regions, you can expect to start harvesting pears from late June to early August. Keep an eye on the berries as they ripen to determine the best time for harvesting.

Determining Ripeness:

Ripe pear berries are plump, firm, and have a deep purple-blue color. They should come off the plant easily when gently pulled or twisted. Look for berries that have a uniform color and avoid those that are still green or red. Taste a few berries to ensure they have reached the desired sweetness before harvesting the entire crop.

How to pick or harvest:

To harvest pear berries, simply hold the branch beneath the cluster of ripe berries and gently pluck them off with your fingers. It's best to place a container or basket beneath the branch to catch the berries as they fall.

The easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers.  The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

Be careful not to squeeze or crush the berries while harvesting to maintain their shape and quality.

Handling and Storage:

Handle pear berries with care as they are delicate and can bruise easily. After harvesting, sort through the berries and remove any damaged or overripe ones. Store the freshly picked berries in a shallow container, preferably in a single layer, to prevent crushing and allow for proper airflow. Refrigerate the berries and consume them within a few days for optimal freshness. If you have an abundant harvest, consider freezing the berries for longer-term storage.

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh pears in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked pears will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening.  Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed pears freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.


 

 

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