Earlier this year, I shared with you a valuable resource I found: it’s a 2012 Puget Sound Farm Guide! I wanted to remind you about this because the guide contains information on farms you’ll want to know about for the upcoming harvest season including pumpkin patches and corn mazes!
You can access the 2012 Puget Sound Farm Guide online (pdf) or find a hard copy at select stores. I’ve seen it Whole Foods Market, and hear it’s also at the Tacoma Food Co-Op and possibly, PCC. (Let us know where else you’ve seen it!).
I decided to go through the guide today and note the farms that have activities specific to fall and list them out by county for you. As hours and activities may vary, I encourage you to research any of these farms or give them a phone call a bit more before taking a trip.
King County Farms
Carpinito Farm. (1148 central avenue North, Kent, 253-854-5692). Offers U-Pick pumpkin patch and corn maze every day in October. Family-owned and operated for over 40 years.
Dr. Maze’s Farm. (15410 NE 124th Street, Redmond, 425-869-9777). Offers U-Pick pumpkin patch and corn maze, accepts school field trips, and has kids’ activities. Grand pumpkin farm tours start October 1st.
Mosby’s Farmstand. (12754 SE Green valley Road, Auburn, Farm: 253-939-7666). Offers U-pick pumpkin patch and corn maze, hay rides. Inquire about school tours. They have an Octoberfest Beer Tasting event on October 5th. See website for more details.
Oxbow Farm & Educational Center. (10819 carnation-Duvall Road NE, Carnation, 425-788-1134). Organic farm offering special harvest tours for preschool and kindergartners. They also offer seasonal camps (summer). The pumpkin patch hours will be Fri – Sun 10am – 3pm in October.
Remlinger Farms. (32610 NE 32nd Street, Carnation, 425-333-4135). Offers U-pick pumpkins, corn maze, and family fun park with operating steam train and kiddie rides. (The photo above was taken at Remlinger Farms, two weekends ago.) Keep an eye on website for pumpkin hours.
Serres Farm. (20306 NE 50th Street, Redmond, 425-868-3017). Offers U-pick pumpkins, gourds and other fall decor starting in October as well as a corn maze.
Tracy’s Roadside Produce. (23110 SE 436th Street, Enumclaw, 360-825-1250). Offers pumpkins and family fun activities in October.
Two Brothers Pumpkin Patch at Game Haven. (7110 310th Avenue NE, Carnation, 425-333-4313). Offers U-pick pumpkins, and gourds as well as sells a variety of other harvest decor include mini hay bales. Inquire about school tour groups. Family-owned and operated for over 50 years.
Kitsap & Mason Counties
Pheasant Fields Farm. (13274 clear creek Road NW, Silverdale, 360-697-6224). Offers U-pick pumpkins and has a pumpkin and apple slingshot. The guide mentions that their woods and corn maze become “haunted” in October, so if you have little ones, you might wish to inquire about the scary factor before visiting.
Restoration Ranch. (20192 clear creek Road NW, Poulsbo, 360-399-6293). Offers U-pick pumpkin patch and “fun trivia” corn maze. Enjoy a cup of cocoa while sitting by the fire pit.
Farm at Water’s Edge. (600 NE Roessel Road, Belfair, 360-275-9722). This is a demonstration farm run by Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group. They are exploring how salmon and agriculture can coexist and are in the process of getting their organic certification. The guide notes that they have pumpkins and that they schedule school tours. (I’m thinking this would be a great one for school children to visit based on the description!)
Picha Farms. (6502 52nd Street East, Puyallup AND 74th & Tyler, Tacoma, 253-841-4443). Offers pumpkin patch, corn maze, and pumpkin slingshot. Pumpkin season hours are Mon-Fri 3 Pm-6 Pm, Sat & Sun 10 am-6 Pm in October.
Scholz Farms. (12920 State Route 162 East, Orting, 253-848-7604). Offers U-pick pumpkins, school tours, and corn maze. We’ve gone here a couple years in a row for preschool field trips – that’s Piper picking out last year’s pumpkin in the photo above.
Spooner Farms. (9710 State Route 162 East, Puyallup, 253-840-2059). Family-owned farm since 1882! Offers a variety of U-pick pumpkins, squash, and gourds. They also have a corn maze, hayride, animals, and more.
Tahoma Farms. (21108 Orville Road East, Orting, 253-314-8813). Certified organic farm that supplies produce to Terra Organics for home delivery. I see they’ve got pumpkins noted on the chart, but am not sure if they have them U-pick. Inquire for more details.
Terry’s Berries. (4520 River Road, Tacoma, 253-922-1604). Will offer U-pick apples in October. I reported on this in years’ past and have heard wonderful things. Terry’s Berries is open year round and is a certified organic farm. The photo above was taken at Terry’s Berries.
Cascadian Farm. (55749 State Route 20, Rockport). Certified organic farm that offers pumpkin patch in October. See website for more information including hours.
Rosabella’s Garden Bakery. (8933 Farm to market Road, Bow, 360-766-6360). Rosabella’s is a 40-year old apple orchard located in Skagit Valley. They sell all sorts of apples and apple treats and offer a pumpkin patch as well.
Schuh Farms. (15565 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, 360-424-6982). Offers U-pick Gravenstein apples (these are terrific for baking and applesauce making!) as well as a 40-acre pumpkin patch, corn maze, and an inflatable pumpkin playground.
Bailey Vegetables & Pumpkin Patch. (12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish, 360-568-8826). Offers pumpkin barn and corn maze weekends in October.
Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Farm. (10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish, 360-668-2506). Offers corn maze and nightly bonfires starting in August. There’s a Fall Harvest Festival in October with free activities including a hayride and cow train. Over 40 varieties of pumpkins to choose from.
Carleton Farms. (630 Sunnyside Boulevard SE, lake Stevens, 425-334-2297). Offers pumpkin patch, corn maze, kids’ fun areas in October and a haunted swamp maze, wagon rides, and pumpkin cannon.
Foster’s Produce and Corn Maze. (5818 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, 360-435-6516). Offers a pumpkin patch, hidden gnome corn maze, tractor-drawn hay rides, pumpkin slingshot and more in fall. Flashlight night maze every Saturday in October from 7-9pm with bonfires. Pictured above; photo from site.
Stocker Farms. (10622 Airport Way, Snohomish, 360-568-7391). Offers pumpkin patch, corn maze, pumpkin festival, and haunted maze.
Swans Trail Farms. (7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish, 425-334-4124). Offers pumpkin patch and home to the “Washington State Corn Maze.”
Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & Farm. (9402 Rich Road SE, Olympia, 360-491-7328). Entertainment and activities in the fall including pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm animals, wagon rides, and delicious apple fritters. They also raise livestock (beef, chickens, pork, and turkey) and you can call to place an order.
Pigman’s Organic Produce Patch. (10633 Steilacoom Road SE, Olympia, 360-491-3276). Offers U-pick pumpkin patch in October.
Schilter Family Farm. (141 Nisqually cutoff Road SE, Olympia, 360-459-4023). In fall, they offer a harvest festival with a pumpkin patch, corn maze, corn & pumpkin cannons, pony rides, cow train, and more.
Bellewood Acres. (6140 Guide meridian, Lynden, 360-398-9187). Offers U-pick apple orchard and pumpkins.
Will you be visiting a Puget Sound farm this harvest season? Any traditions your family has for harvest time? And, if you’ve visited and can vouch for any of the farms noted above, I’d love it if you would consider leaving a comment!