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Pickings Aren't Slim For Snohomish County Produce -- Vegetables, Fruits Aplenty

The pickings are anything but slim at Snohomish County U-pick farms and produce stands.

Whether you're after strawberries, cucumbers, corn, broccoli or pumpkins, chances are in season you'll find them - and more - at one of the many farms or stands in the county. And if you'd rather not do the picking yourself, many will do it for you.

Many U-pick farms open next week.

Below is a list of U-pick farms and produce stands in the area.

Be sure to call for availability before heading out:

Bailey Vegetables, 12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish. 568-8826. U-pick and they pick: green beans, cucumbers, potatoes, beets, corn and more. July-October. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Bakko's Berries, Etc., 7808 Highway 92, Lake Stevens. 334-8018. 5 1/2 miles east of Highway 9 on Granite Falls Highway. U-pick strawberries mid-June-July, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; U-pick blueberries June through August. Also U-pick, they pick beans, cucumbers, corn and more. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday. Pumpkins in October.

Biringer Farm, 4625 40th Pl. N.E., Marysville. 259-0255. I-5 Marysville Exit 199, right on State Street. Turn right 50 feet past second bridge. Fresh strawberries mid-June-July. Raspberries, tayberries late June-July. Local fruits and vegetables also. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pumpkins in October. Christmas trees in December.

Blueberry Farm, 12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe. 794-6995. Blueberries. Five varieties available from mid-July through August. U-pick or they pick. Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

The Blueberry Patch, 10410 54th Place N.E., Everett. 334-5524. Located next to Lake Cassidy. Organically grown blueberries. U-pick or they pick. Available late July through mid-September. Call ahead for pre-picked orders. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to dark; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Carleton Farm, 830 Sunnyside Blvd. S.E., Everett. 334-2297. From Everett, go east on Hewitt Avenue, turn left at end of trestle onto Highway 204, then left onto Sunnyside Blvd. Corn September-late October. Pumpkins, squash, potatoes September-Oct. 31. Open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Choi's Korean Farms, 12800 Smokey Point Blvd. N.E., Marysville. 659-0123. Vegetable stand. Spinach, radishes, broccoli, lettuce, corn, cabbage, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, pumpkins and more. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Craven Farm and Pumpkin Patch, 13817 Short School Road, Snohomish. 568-2601. U-pick or they pick: Strawberries (mid June-July); raspberries (mid-July to August); marionberries, tayberries and sylvans (July and August). Also jams, syrups and honey. Sweet corn and pumpkins available in October.

Due's Berry Farm, 14003 Smokey Point Blvd., Marysville. 659-3875. Take 116th Street exit off I-5 N. Strawberries U-pick or they pick mid-June to mid-July. Weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Green's Acres Blueberry Farm, 32326 132nd St. S.E., Sultan. 793-1714. Blueberries (early, mid and late varieties) available July through mid-September. U-pick or they pick. 9 a.m. to dusk Monday through Saturday.

Hagen Vegetables, 6814 E. Lowell-Larimer Road, Snohomish. 668-8588. On Marshland Road midway between Highway 9 and Larimer's Corner. Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Farm stand: beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, dill, garlic, basil, lettuce, potatoes, winter squash, zucchini, leeks, turnips, onions, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, kohlrabi. U-pick green beans, cucumbers, peas, pumpkins. Open through Oct. 31. Call for daily update on available vegetables.

Laura & Bob Johnson, 5211 52nd St. S.E., Everett. 252-3281. Located 3 miles from Everett. Take exit 194 off I-5. Take first right off trestle onto Home Acres Road. Follow paved road for 2 1/2 miles. At bridge, bear left, down lane to stand. Raspberries, beans, basil, dill, beets, cucumbers, corn, squash, pumpkins. Wagon rides. Open July through October.

Merv's U-Pick Berry Farm, 17614 Highway 203, Monroe. 794-8080. 1/2 mile south of Monroe on Monroe-Duvall Highway 203. U-pick and they pick: strawberries (mid-June-July), raspberries (June-July.) Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Call before coming out.

Monroe Berry Farm, on State Route 203, 2 miles south of the Monroe bridge. 794-7825. U-pick or boxed at farm. Strawberries June 15-July 4. Hours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Raspberries, July 10-Aug. 10. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mountain View Blueberry Farm, 7617 E. Lowell-Larimer Road (131st S.E.), Snohomish. 668-3391. Blueberries, U-pick or boxed at farm. Mid-July to Aug. 1. Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call before coming.

Remlinger Farms, 12525 Old Snohomish-Monroe Road, Snohomish. 568-1780. Take exit 164 off Highway 522, go left on Old Snohomish-Monroe Road for three miles. Strawberries, raspberries, pies, beans, cucumbers, corn, rhubarb, dill, beets, onions, apples, currants at the stand. Pumpkins in October. Christmas trees in December. June 1-Dec. 24, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Rock Berry Farm, 13527 Sultan Basin Road, Sultan. 793-9544. Seven miles east of Monroe on Highway 2. Turn left on Sultan Basin Road, continue for .8 mile, farm is on right. Blueberries July-August. U-pick or they pick. Open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Russell Blueberry Farm, 3707 122nd St. N.E., Marysville. 653-9490. Take exit 202 off I-5, east on 116th St. N.E. to Smokey Point Blvd. Take first road to left on 122nd St. N.E. Down three blocks on right side. U-pick or they pick blueberries beginning late July through August. Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Schuh Farms, 9828 S.R. 532, Stanwood. 424-6982. Offers strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, rhubarb, cukes, dill, table beets, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, cabbage, beans, corn, carrots, Brussels sprouts, honey, garlic, apples and pumpkins. Stand open daily mid-June through Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Snow's Berry Farm, 18401 Tualco Road, Monroe. 794-6312. From Monroe drive one mile south on Duvall Highway (203) turn right onto Tualco Road, watch for sign on left. Strawberries, mid-June til first week in July; Raspberries, July through mid-August. U-pick and picked orders. Open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Stockers "The Corn King", 10622 Airport Way, Snohomish. 568-2338. 1/2 mile south of Harvey's Airport, near Highway 9 and Marshland Road crossing. Sweet corn, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, peas, squash. U-pick beans, cucumbers, pumpkins. Local milk, eggs, honey. Other fruits and vegetables available. Roadside stand open daily through November, 8:30 a.m. to dark daily. Petting zoo also.

Verdi's Farm Fresh Produce, Snohomish. 568-0319. Not a stand, produce is picked to order, call for details. Basil, beans, broccoli, European vegetables, carrots, beets, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers and more.

Compiled by news assistant Sandra Huber of the Snohomish County bureau.

Copyright (c) 1993 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.


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