Juicy blackberries, fresh raspberries, and delectable strawberries. Enough to make one’s mouth water! If you are looking for somewhere you can purchase or even pick these yourself, Puyallup, Washington is the place for you. Puyallup is home to several family-run farms that provide seasonal produce and entertainment.
Sterino Farms has been run directly by the Sterino family now for four generations. It all started in 1923, when Michael Sterino made his way from Italy to the Pacific Northwest. What started as a local 15 acre berry farm, has expanded into a 35 acre farm centralized in Puyallup. In addition to their Puyallup produce market, Sterino Farms sells in many local grocery stores from Canada to Portland and also ships their berries all over the country. One of Sterino Farms’ most unique additions is their on-site food truck, Jake’s Burgers. With their freshly made burgers, Hot Dogs, and desserts, Jake’s Burgers incorporates produce from the farm into several of their dishes. It is a must-try if you are in the Puyallup area!
The Pacific Northwest is truly one of the best places to find high quality berries due to its moderate climate and acidic soils. Sterino Farms is proof of that! During the summer season, you’ll find unique berries at Sterino Farms’ produce stand that are typically not found in the supermarkets. If you are looking for unique berry combinations such as gold raspberries, nectar berries, or gooseberries, then a stop at the produce stand is a must!
Spooner Farms prides itself on their family traditions that have been kept for nearly six generations. Established in 1882, Spooner Farms has been providing Puyallup Valley and surrounding communities with fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables for years. Spooner’s produce is sold at a plethora of markets and stands throughout the area, with their main farm located in Puyallup.
After the summer crops are through, Spooner Farms hosts a Harvest Festival every Autumn from October 1st-October 31st. Throughout the month, the pumpkin patch is open daily along with other activities and attractions for all ages to enjoy. Farm animals, a corn maze, a speedway, and concessions are some examples of the fun at Spooner Farms.
Picha Farms is a third-generation run berry farm in Puyallup. They grow strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries which are harvested from June through July.
Picha farms runs produce stands in both Puyallup and Tacoma. Berries are hand picked the morning that they are sold. Picha Farms grows several varieties of each of their berries. The strawberries are also available in a u-pick farm during certain days in the season. The farm has a Facebook page where they post all of the updates regarding u-pick schedule, berry availability, and seasonal fruit availability.
As the summer season winds down, Picha prepares for the opening of their pumpkin patch. The patch typically runs from the last week of September to October 31. Within the pumpkin patch, there is a corn maze, hayride, slingshot attraction, and kiddie train. Picha farms grows over 25 varieties of pumpkins. Whether it be the hunt for the perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkin, or a search for fall decor, Picha’s Pumpkin Patch is sure to have what you are looking for.