Best U-Pick Berry Farms Near Bellingham

Summer is berry season in Whatcom County, and it's worth the wait! Nothing compares to a perfectly ripe berry picked fresh off the vine, dripping with juice and sweet flavor. Of course, the best tasting berries are the ones you pick yourself! 

If you're looking for things to do in Bellingham, be sure to add summer berry-picking to the top of your list. We've rounded up some favorite farms near Bellingham, WA to help you decide where to go. 

Berries by the season in Whatcom County: 

  • Strawberries: Mid-June
  • Raspberries: Mid-July
  • Blueberries: Early August
  • Blackberries: Mid-August

Tucked away in beautiful Whatcom County, just 13 miles north of Bellingham and two miles west of Interstate 5, Home Farm U-Pick & Events in Birch Bay offers u-pick blueberries from mid-July to September.

They also offer a variety of non-berry u-pick options, like sweet corn, sunflowers, and pumpkins and squash in the fall.  

Check the farm's daily calendar for hours and availability! And if you're all picked out, you can easily grab whatever you need from the farm's honor-system farm stand. 

Boxx Berry Farm is a large farm, and the Boxx family has put incredible effort into making it visitor-friendly. 

It offers U-pick strawberries (Puget Reliance, Tillamook or Shuksan varieties), raspberries and blueberries, as well as a gorgeous grassy park near the back of the property, swing sets, and a beautiful farm stand open June through September, with fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, ice cream, jam, and jellies, etc.

Don't forget to return in the fall for corn!

Barbie’s Berries grows Hood strawberries, which are very sweet and soft, with a short shelf life. This means eat them up now (and who can keep their hands off of them?), or freeze them for later. Another option: take them home and make jam!

Barbies is a no-frills berry farm with fantastic product/s. They are open in June and July offering strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries

What you need for picking berries

  • Most farms provide buckets for picking, but it’s good to bring your own containers to carry the berries home. Otherwise you can typically pay extra for a box.
  • Grubby clothes that can get dirty.
  • Cash or check is often preferred for payment.
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