Berry Season Sweetens Summer in Sequim
Tasting a sun-warmed berry brings back childhood memories of lazy summer days. And Sequim farms are abundant with a wide variety of berries this season. Our moderate temperatures and sunny days are great conditions for growing these sweet treats. Strawberries kick off the berry season in early June and tart blueberries wrap it up in September. All summer long our organic farms offer many berry choices along with other fresh produce. The bounty of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley makes healthy cooking and eating a pleasure for locals. Any foodie will enjoy visiting Sequim’s lively farmers market, beautiful berry farms, and overflowing farm stands. Come out and share our sweet summer harvest!
U-Pick Berry Farms
Treat the family to an afternoon of berry picking on a picturesque farm. The berry season last from June to August and an assortment of yummy berries grow in and around Sequim. June and July are strawberry, raspberry and loganberry season. While blueberries, boysenberries and blackberries are late summer crops.
Graysmarsh Farm is a locally owned and operated farm located in Sequim. They invite visitors to stroll their lovely farm and pick basket-fulls of fresh berries. Their U-Pick opens around the second week of June but check their website for the exact date. Dungeness Meadow Farm has lush, organic blueberry fields. They usually open mid-July until mid-August and are open 3-5 days a week during that time. A bit further out find Blueberry Haven Farm in Port Angeles. This blueberry and apricot farm opens its u-pick season the first week in August. Makes some magical summer memories berry hunting on a idyllic farm with amazing views of the Olympic Mountains.
Farmers Markets and Stands with Berries
Every Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Sequim hosts a wonderful farmers market. This fun event runs from May to October and includes local farms, artists and food vendors. If you’re looking for berries this can be a great way to visit several produce stands. Graysmarch Farm sells their berries and homemade preserves at the market, and stop by Emily’s Flowers booth for berries as well.
Nash’s Organic Produce attends the Sequim Farmers Market but also has an impressive farm store. Their 600 acre farm grows vegetables, berries and fruit trees with a commitment to the best organic produce. River Run Farm raises organic vegetables, berries and flowers along the Dungeness River near Sequim. Their produce can be found at their farm stand, farmers markets and local grocery stores.
Plan a weekend in Sequim this summer picking fresh berries and visiting our many beautiful farms. Stroll our fun and festive farmers market and afterwards shop Sequim’s charming downtown. Our many wonderful restaurants included local, farm fresh ingredients on their menus. Perhaps your after dinner dessert will have berries from the same farm you visited that day. The local pride in our farming community makes Sequim a very special place to live and a very tasty one as well. Contact one of our friendly agents to find your own piece of heaven to grow a beautiful garden.