11 Places to Pick Fruits and Vegetables Around Seattle

Including pumpkins 👩‍🌾

One of the overlooked adventures in Seattle is visiting a nearby farm to pick produce. Nothing feels more satisfying than plucking berries from the bush. Picking blubs can make you feel like you’re turning into Violet from Charlie in the Chocolate Factory. And who doesn’t love a fall visit to a pumpkin patch

U-pick season usually runs from summer to fall. Typically, you can harvest strawberries, apricots, cherries, peaches, and raspberries in June and July. It’s berries (black and blue), green beans, cucumbers, and tomatoes in August. And September to October is for apples, pears, pumpkins, and winter squash.  

There are numerous farms nearby to gather nature’s goodies. Below are just a few, but check out Eat First Local for more! Be sure to call or check social media for information on what’s in season and if the farm is B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bucket).

Central Seattle

📍 Beacon Food Forest: S Dakota St, Seattle

Though not a traditional u-pick farm, Beacon Food Forest is an excellent option for harvesting food in the city. Accessible by light rail, the multi-acre open harvest food forest runs on the idea of fair share for all. The site has over 100 edible, medicinal, and crafting plants. This volunteer-run organization offers Friday tours of the forest and classes on things like food preservation and plant care.

📍 Puget Ridge Edible Park: 1899-1801 SW Brandon St, Seattle

Puget Ridge Edible Park is another community-run permaculture project meant to provide food for residents of the Puget Ridge neighborhood. The park includes signage on what’s ready to harvest. Kids and pets are welcome, plus visit during a Thursday and Sunday work party to get your hands dirty.


📍 Harvold Berry Farm: 5207 Carnation-Duvall Rd NE, Carnation
📞 (425) 298-5125

Harvold Berry Farm in Carnation has green beans, squash, sunflower, pumpkin, pickling cucumber, and berry seasons. The third-generation family farm also sells sweet corn at their stand onsite. And if you get hungry after all that picking, stop by the Carnation Station gas station pizzeria on the way home. 

📍 Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm: 700 148th Ave SE, Bellevue
📞 (206) 485-4812

At Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm in Bellevue, you can stain your fingers blue, walk around the farm’s beautiful trails, visit a produce stand, and even bring your leashed pup along for the day. There’s also a peaceful pond with benches, so pack a lunch for your break! 

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📍 Remlinger Farms: 32610 NE 32nd St, Carnation
📞 (425) 333-4135

Remlinger Farms has strawberry, raspberry, and pumpkin u-pick seasons. And if you need to take a break, they also have a Family Fun Park with rides, including a zip line. And during their Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festival (Sept/Oct), there’s an apple cannon, corn maze, and hay rides. Plus, Remlinger has a brewery on site!

🎃 MORE: The Best Pumpkin Patches Near Seattle (Fall 2023) 🎃

North/Snohomish County

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📍 Bailey Family Farm: 12968 Springhetti Rd, Snohomish
📞 (360) 568-8826

Bailey Family Farm in Snohomish offers over 50 acres of vegetables and fruit for picking from June through October. For instance, dig your potatoes and pick sweet corn and peaches. The pumpkin patch opens September 24th through October and includes free kids activities like a hay run, farm trikes, and a sandbox. They also have apples in the fall for cider-making or baking! 

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📍 Schuh Farms: 15565 WA-536, Mount Vernon
📞 (360) 424-6982

Schuh Farms in Mount Vernon has things to do for each season. In the summer, they offer u-pick berry fields, a local produce stand, an espresso and ice cream stand, flower bouquets, and a chance to visit their goats! For fall, there’s pumpkin picking, tractor train rides, hayrides, a three-acre corn maze, food vendors, and more. In winter, you can find Christmas trees, fresh wreaths, holiday pies, and local food gifts in their barn store. And in spring, visit for the Tulip Festival and pick up some veggie and herb starts for your garden.

📍 Agrobliss Blueberry Farm: 5333 Lowell Larimer Rd Unit 11, Everett
📞 (360) 420-3737

Agrobliss Blueberry Farm in Everett is open 7 am – 7 pm, seven days a week during picking season. Take in views of Mount Baker, Pilchuck, and North Cascades Mountain Range while you work. Plus, they often have other items available like honey or flower bouquets. And if you’re lazy, they offer machine-picked berries you can buy to make this yummy cake

South King County 

📍 Pearson’s Bees and Berries: Gate Entrance Only, 1733 NE 20th St, Renton

Pearson’s Bees and Berries in Renton has blueberries and raw honey from hives onsite. Sometimes, they offer other fruits like plums, kiwi berries, grapes, and apples at their farm stand. Well-behaved dogs on short leashes are also welcome! 

📍 Charlotte’s Blueberry Park: 7402 E D St, Tacoma
📞 (253) 305-1000

Charlotte’s Blueberry Park in Tacoma is a city-owned, no-fee, first-come-first-serve blueberry park with a playground and trails. The picking season typically runs from July through September each year. Remember to bring your own buckets, water, and supplies since this location isn’t staffed. And note that since its free, it’s usually harvested quick!

📍 Canter-Berry Farms: 19102 SE Green Valley Rd, Auburn
📞 (253) 939-2706

Canter-Berry Farms in Auburn has eight different varieties of blueberry for picking. While they offer buckets, remember to bring containers to carry your haul home. Their gift shop also sells raw honey, blueberry design pottery, chocolate-covered blueberries, and blueberry teas. And while there, check out their historic barn built in 1879!


Patheresa Wells

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