Pick fresh fruits or vegetables as if you were in your garden.
The principle is simple: you pick up and pay yourself. The products are good and fresh and picking them up might give them a special little taste!
The motivations are varied: preparing jars and jams for the winter, making sure that what we have on our plates comes from the right place, or simply the opportunity for a gardening lesson for your children.
The farms have put everything in place to protect people and allow for harvesting. Prepare your baskets and choose your farm.
Here are two examples:
Two farms: Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm and Lake Hills Farm Fresh Produce Stand.
Both farms offer a wide variety of fresh seasonal produce, cut flowers and other agricultural products. Blueberries and other fresh produce that can be purchased over the counter can also be purchased at the farm stand. People can come to pick blueberries from mid-July to early September, but the season varies according to weather conditions.
We reached May and she explained: “We have been given the go ahead by the City of Bellevue to plan for our blueberry picking season this year. We will have stricter and more restrictions on where our customers can go pick our berries in order to prevent the spread. We will be opening hopefully in June for the berry picking. We only have blueberry picking on our farm; however, we will be selling vegetables and fruits at our farm stand.”
Another example of a farm, but this one operates based on an annual fee.
Amy explains: “We operate on a membership basis for u-picking of our certified organic blueberries. Members pay a seasonal membership fee and then come to the farm to pick at their convenience during our 3-4-week season. Members still pay for their berry picking by the pound. There is a huge trust relationship between us and our members and a self-service and stewardship mentality.”
There are also small farms, community gardens, urban farms. . . local initiatives that are worth mentioning and visiting.
TBUG (The Bellevue Urban Garden) (1608 156th Ave SE Bellevue)
Maybin Chisebuka created this ecological garden. We can only support the idea of supporting these local initiatives that make it possible to supply restaurants, poor people and of course you and I who are delighted to pick or collect the vegetables that will garnish our plates.
Bybee Farms in North Bend
Remlinger Farms in Carnation
Mountain View Bluberry Fram in Snohomish
Pine lake bluberry farm in Sammamish
Experience it, picking up fresh, local produce makes more sense than ever, because the pleasure of eating fresh produce will make you have a great day out!
Before you come to the farm, check on weather and picking conditions, given the rapidly changing government requirements for personal safety due to coronavirus.