MountainView Blueberry Farm – Snohomish

It was a perfect morning for picking blueberries, mid 50’s with a light fog blanketing the fields. Just as I rounded the corner to go down the row to pick my first berries of the season at MountainView Blueberry Farm yesterday, a little boy yelled, “Jackpot!” I knew it was going to be a good day.

One of the highlights of a Seattle summer is u-pick blueberries. And picking Bluecrops, well, once you get going, picking these berries is addictive. They’re big and sweet and the plunk, plunk, plunk as they hit the bottom of the bucket just sounds like summer. I filled two buckets, for about 12 lbs of berries, in an hour and a half. And even still, walking up to the check out, I thought, is this going to be enough? Should I go back out? They’re that good.

Considering the fact that I still have a couple of large bags in the freezer from last season, I stopped myself. This is my third summer picking at MountainView. While there are other blueberry farms closer to home, it’s worth the drive. They update their Web site and Facebook daily during the picking season with updates on the varieties being picked that day. The Bluecrops are my favorite, but they also grow varieties including Concord, Stanley, Rancocca and Blue Ray. This year’s rate, same as last year, $1.80 per pound.

MountainView Blueberry Farm
7617 E. Lowell-Larimer Rd.
Snohomish, WA 98296
Tuesday-Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Check site for updates

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  • Trang
    August 19, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Is this a joke or what? Reading your article entice me, i decided to give it a try. Even though it’s more expensive than where we always pick. When we arrived, there were already a lot of people. When we walked by those blueberries (yes, the one look exactly like what you take in the picture above), I was so excited and thought i was going to have another great picking time. But wait a minute, those areas were closed.And they sent all the people to the only one section to pick. Kidding me? Let people picked those small berries and let they look at those closed areas with GIANT blueberries??? How rude!!!Thank you, but i don’t think i would waste my money to pick there.

    • Michelle
      August 20, 2011 at 6:18 am

      Hi Trang – Sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience. As I mentioned in the blog post, they update their site daily with which kinds of berries are available to be picked that day. It sounds like the Bluecrops were not available the day you went. I hope you will make it back another time for the big berries. Also, where do you usually pick? I’m always interested in other good farms in the area. Thanks for stopping by.

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