Summer is Berry Season in Washington State

Summer means fresh colorful berries in Washington state. The Skagit Valley is perfect for growing a wide variety of berries. It is also home to one of Washington's most charming historic small towns, La Conner.

The Skagit Valley boasts some of the most fertile farmland in Washington. Local family farms display their bounty at farm stands along the quiet country roads.

Here you can find strawberries, blueberries, red raspberries, golden raspberries and tayberries. If you are lucky, you can take home a flat of berries just picked and still warm from the sun.

The Skagit Valley and the charming town of La Conner are less than 2 hours north of Seattle. Spend the day exploring the family farms and then spend the night in historic La Conner. Stroll the Swinomish Channel, have lunch with a water view and visit a wide variety of shops.

Here are just a few of the family farms that are waiting to welcome you.

Hedlin Farms is located as you enter La Conner at the roundabout. Their farm stand is always offering fresh local produce including colorful summer berries. Don’t miss their juicy heirloom tomatoes.

Bow Hill Blueberries is located in Bow, just a few miles from La Conner. Pick your own or let them do the work and purchase from their farm stand. Bow/Edison is a charming bend in the road and a destination for local foodies.

Shuh Farms in Mt. Vernon is located just across the Skagit River from La Conner. They produce strawberries, blueberries and other types of berries and are open June through October.

Swanson’s Farm, just 1 mile from La Conner is a personal favorite. They have raspberries and other brambleberries.

There are more farms dotting the valley. This is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon in Washington.

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