Pierce County Farmers Market and U-Pick Berries Round-Up

Image: my kids at Terry’s Berries Farm, Tacoma, 2010.

Last week, my pal Christy from Thrifty & Thriving asked if I would be interested in a collaborative blogging project to share the farmer’s markets in our respective areas. Because I heart going to farmer’s markets so much, and because I know some of you do too, I thought this would be a fabulous idea! Since I’m blogging out of Pierce County, she asked me to compile a list of Pierce County Farmer’s Markets and U-Pick Berry farms. Not in Pierce County? Check out…

Pierce County Farmer’s Markets

Gig Harbor Farmer’s Market – Point Fosdik
4701 Pt Fosdik Drive
Saturdays, 8:30 am – 2pm
April – September
For more information, see the Gig Harbor Farmer’s Market Website

Gig Harbor Farmer’s Market – Harborview
3207 Harborview Drive
Wednesdays, 12 – 5pm
June – September
For more information, see the Gig Harbor Farmer’s Market Website

Proctor Farmer’s Market
North 27th & Proctor Streets, Tacoma
Saturdays, 9am – 2pm
March – November
For more information, see the Proctor Farmer’s Market Website

Puyallup Mainstreet Association Farmer’s Market
300 South Meridian
Saturdays & Sundays, 9am – 2pm
Saturdays: April – October
Sundays: May – September
For more information, see the Puyallup Farmer’s Market Website

South Tacoma Farmer’s Market
S 56th & Washington Streets (Heritage Bank Parking Lot)
Sundays, 11 am – 3pm
June – September
For more information, see the South Tacoma Market Website

Tacoma 6th Avenue Farmer’s Market
6th Ave & North Pine Street
Tuesdays, 3 – 7 pm
May – September
For more information, see the 6th Avenue Market Website

Tacoma Broadway Farmer’s Market
S 9th Street & Broadway
Thursdays, 10:30 am - 4 pm
May – October
For more information, see the Broadway Farmer’s Market Website

Steilacoom Farmer’s Markets
Tennis Courts near Steilacoom Town Hall
Wednesdays, 3 – 7pm
June – September
For more information, see the Steilacoom Farmer’s Market Website

U-Pick Berries and Local Farms

I think it’s great to support our local farms! Plus, it’s a fun outing with the kids. Because seasons, hours, and availability may vary, I highly recommend you contact any of these farms before paying a visit.

Duris Cucumber Farms
6012 44th St E, Puyallup
9am – 3pm strawberry season (daily; June – may be over this year?)
9am – 6pm cucumber season (daily; end July – September)
Contact for exact season dates; see the Duris Cucumber Farm Website

Filbert Acres Farms
6625 Pioneer Way E, Puyallup
8am – 7pm (Mon – Sat)
In-shell hazelnuts (AKA filberts)
They also sell day-old chicks!
Contact to verify hours and availability; see the Filbert Acres Farms Website

Linbo Blueberries
1201 South Fruitland, Puyallup
9am – 7pm (Sat – Sun)
July & August
U-Pick blueberries on 5 acre farm
Consult the Linbo Blueberries Website for season opening information

Picha Farms
6502 52nd St E, Puyallup
Fruit Stand location: corner of 74th & Tyler, Tacoma
8am – 3pm (daily)
June & July
U-Pick strawberries (June – early July)
They-pick strawberries, raspberries, blackberries
For more information, visit the Picha Farms Website

Terrie’s Berries
4520 River Road, Tacoma
Hours vary, Tues – Sat
Certified organic farm
U-pick/they-pick items
Apples, farm animals, CSA, school tours
For more information, visit Terrie’s Berries website

A huge thank you to my pal, Sarah, for her work in helping me compile and assemble this list. I couldn’t have managed it without her!

Are you aware of another farm, U-pick berry location, or Farmer’s Market I’ve missed? Let me know and I will happily check out the information and add it to my list!


Comments

  1. says

    What a great list! Terry’s gets a lot of calls about berries, and just as a point of clarification, they Don’t offer u-pick, unless you choose that option as a share member.
    They do have pick your own apples and cider making in the fall, and they would be glad to have you buy some of their totally delicious organic berries from the farm store.

    There is a public park in Tacoma, called Charlotte’s Blueberry Park, where you can go pick blueberries! I’ve been thinking it’s probably too early, but maybe your readers have some reports.

    Now you’ve got me totally wanting to make freezer jam!

  2. Muriel says

    Love Picha farms outside of Puyallup for U-pick berries. They currently have strawberries and rasberries. The rasberries are not available for U pick this year but when I was standing in line yesterday the cashier said that next year they will offer u-pick rasberries as well. Love that this is a local, family farm.

  3. Kristina says

    Spooner Farms on hwy 162 (Orting Hwy)
    they pick strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries plus wonderful gift shop and smoothies :)

  4. says

    Thanks for putting together a list, it’s so nice to have it in one place. We actually got pectin for jam today and are planning on heading out to Picha’s tomorrow!

  5. Carolyn says

    I think Tacoma has a public park that is all blueberries. I’ve been wanting to there for the last couple of years but never had enough info to make the trek from Gig Harbor (not like it is real far). If you hear anything about it or when the blueberries are ready, I’d love more info.
    Thanks!

    • Crystal J says

      We love Blueberry Park and we go every year. A perk is that they are free. You can also find some delicious blackberries. I’m sure they won’t be ready until at least middle of August this year. Usually they are beginning to show up the end of July/beginning of August. I guess the best part about this place is that it is totally free. :)

  6. Codi says

    I haven’t been there yet but Foxberry Farm is off of River Road in between Puyallup and Tacoma and offers u-pick on lots of different things. We were going to try that one next. :)

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