WhatcomCounty lush with berry opportunities

Published on Thu, Jun 14, 2007 by Meg Olson

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Whatcom County lush with berry opportunities

By Meg Olson

Summertime is here and the season is right for lush desserts piled high with fresh, juicy berries. Here are a few local places to start shopping for summer deliciousness:

Barbie’s Berries
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries
Getting There: Coming from I-5 on Birch Bay-Lynden Road turn right on Enterprise Road and left on Willey’s Lake Road. Turn right on Melody Lane to the farm.
Phone: 360/384-1260 Web: www.barbiesberries.com
Hours: Starting in mid-June until August, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

Bjornstad Farms
Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
Getting There: 6799 Old Guide Road, Lynden
Phone: 360/398-9874
Hours: Opens in early June, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Boxx Berry Farm
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, flowers and vegetables.
Getting There: From exit 262 off I-5 go east on Main Street, which turns into Axton Road. Turn left on Northwest Road and go north just over a mile to find the store on your left.
Phone: 360/380-2699
Hours: Mid-June through mid-September, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cleaarian Farms
Getting There: At the junction of Mount Baker Highway and Smith Road turn onto Allison Road to 5455 Allison Rd.
Phone: 360/592-5106
Hours: Daily from early July until the berries are gone.

De La Garza Berries
Strawberries, raspberries
Getting There: From I-5 exit 274 onto Peace Portal Drive in Blaine turn right on Bell Road and then right again on Sweet Road to 9246 Stadsvolt Road.
Phone: 332-5240
Hours: U-Pick daily and farm stand sales on the weekends.

Generations Blueberry Farm
Getting There: Heading west on Main Street in Everson take Park Drive to the right, which will turn into Stickney Island Road and the farm is at 2298.
Phone: 360/966-2600
Hours: U-pick and farm stand sales Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and closed Sundays.

Koskela Blueberry Farm
Getting There: 943 Piper Road, in Bellingham
Phone: 360/734-9509
Hours: Starting in late July, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Haugen Raspberry Farm
Getting There: Traveling up the Guide Meridian (SR 539) from I-5 turn right on East Pole Road and the field on the right at 577 East Pole Road is marked by a big sign.
Phone: 360/354-4764
Hours: Starting at the beginning of July from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

McPhail Berry Farm
Every berry you can think of: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, loganberries, marionberries etc. etc.
Getting There: Coming from I-5 on Birch Bay-Lynden Road turn left on Bob Hall Road and the farm’s not far on your right.
Phone: 360/354-5936 Web: www.mcphailberries.com
Hours: Starting in mid-June from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.

Williams Farms
Blueberries, loganberries, blackberries, raspberries
Getting There: Follow the Mt. Baker Highway (SR 542) through Nugent’s Corner and watch for a sign and a right turn on Hillard Road, then take a quick left at Deming Road.
Phone: 360/592-6720
Hours: Starting in July, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, but maybe not in the rain. Call ahead for product availability.

Country Bumpkins Berry Farm
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pears and pumpkins in the fall.
Getting There: 41510 No. 3 Road in Chilliwack, 2.5 km off highway 1, exit 104, on the way to Cultus Lake.
Phone: 604/823-6844
Hours: Now through October 31. Open at 8 a.m. in June for U-pick, otherwise from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, including Sundays and holidays.

Emma Lea Farms
Strawberries, raspberries, tayberries, boysenberries, loganberries, marionberries, and black currants.
Phone: 604/946-8216
Getting There: 2727 Westham Island Road, Delta. From Highway 99 take the exit directing you to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal and turn right onto the Ladner Trunk Road, which becomes River Road. Follow the signs across the bridge to Westham Island.
Hours: Mid-June to mid-August, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Call for up-to-date info on products available.

Krause Berry Farms
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and artichokes!
Getting There: Take the 248 Street exit off Highway 1 in Aldergrove and drive south to 6179 248 Street.
Phone: 604/856-5757
Hours: Mid-June to mid-October and December, Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday and holidays, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.