The taste of sun ripened berries is one of the simple pleasures of summer. Plan a u-pick day at an idyllic Sequim farm on the Olympic Peninsula. Located in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Sequim boasts more sunny days then other surrounding towns. So it’s no surprise that sunny Sequim has a choice of family owned berry farms to explore. The lush Dungeness Valley farmland, with views of the distant mountains, make a day of berry gathering a pure joy.
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.
Winters are pretty mild in Sequim, but the summer weather is simply spectacular. As we enter into the hottest days of the year for many cities around the country, it’s easy to see why so many people love the summer weather in Sequim. Sure, it gets hot here, too. But by hot, we mean in the low to upper 70’s, and occasionally the 80’s. We don’t mean it gets into the 90’s or above, and we certainly don’t experience the smothering humidity that the East Coast does. High temperatures have been known to happen, but certainly not on a regular basis. On the whole, the weather in Sequim is mild, enjoyable, and perfect for enjoying the stunning Olympic Peninsula. No matter whether you’re moving here for the weather or the community, our Sequim Real Estate Brokers will help every step of the way. Contact us today. Continue Reading
The charming town of Sequim, Washington boasts a climate similar to that of Southern France. Thanks to its location in the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains, Sequim enjoys more dry and sunny days than most of the Olympic Peninsula. This warm, dry environment is perfect for growing lavender, and over the years has led to Sequim becoming the Lavender capital of North America. Sequim is home to many beautiful lavender farms, and summer is the perfect time to enjoy row after row of this fragrant purple beauty. Continue Reading