Berries at Lenning Farms are picked fresh in our fields and sold the same day from our Berry Barn farm stand. We offer over 25 varieties of berries plus rhubarb (all grown here at Lenning Farms) plus other fruit grown locally. Our berries cannont be bought in stores because we pick them right when they are ripe and sell them to our customers that very same day!
Use our Berry Guide below to learn more about our selection and the best time to find them "in season". All berries are $14 per half flat.
Fruit & Berry Guide
BlackberriesMid July through Labor Day. Sweetest during mid-season. We have 5 varieties with Kotata being our personal favorite. It's pedigree includes Boysenberry, Pacific Northwest Blackberry, Eastern U.S. Blackberry and Loganberry. Kotata was developed in Oregon as a potential replacement for the Marionberry. The Kotata grows better in Skagit Valley because it has a better cold tolerance than the marionberry. We sure like it!!
4th of July (weather permitting) through Labor Day! We grow 8 varieties with the mid-season being the sweetest! The Blueberry plant belongs to the heath family, which includes cranberry, bilberry and the azalea plant! Blueberries are native to North America and have been around for 13,000 years. Legend has it that Native Americans gave blueberries to the new settlers which helped them make it through their first winter. (Celebrate Thanksgiving with one of our Blueberry Pies!) At only 80 calories per cup, blueberries, pack a nutritional punch as a high source of vitamin C and antioxidants.
Mid July until first week of August. Cross between Blackberry, Loganberry and Red Raspberry. Great in pies and jams. Full flavor and with seeds softer than Blackberry seeds. We make a great Boysenberry pie! And this berry is one of 3 different berries in our "Bumbleberry" pie.
We sell Bing and Ranier varieties of cherries, grown by other Eastern Washington growers.
Currants, Red and White
Late July through the first week of August. Tart berry native to Europe, Asia and North America. Best known when used to make jelly. The berry grows in a grape-like cluster and we like to use them as a "garnish" to our other berries (that way, our customers get to try them!!). Our customers use them to make jellies and chutneys.
Late July through the first week of August. A berry that is tart, juicy, and full flavored; related to Black and Red Currants. Today's varieties are a cross between 2 species, the European and American Gooseberry. "European" varieties are considered a pure species. This berry has a following among those who remember having had a Gooseberry pie made by Grandma a long time ago. (Try our Gooseberry pie today!)
Late July through the first week of August. Cross between the Black Currant and Gooseberry. Charteristics and uses are much the same as the Gooseberries and Currants, this berry is MUCH easier to pick. This is a thornless plant!!
Late June through (weather permitting) the end of August. We have 5 varieties including Meeker (nice and sweet) and Tulamine - a giant berry!!
Early, mid and late season varieties. We usually have Strawberries in time for Father's Day. Weather permitting, we will have Strawberries mid-June through Labor Day!! How sweet is that??!!!
Mid July through the first week of August. Developed in Scotland, these are a cross between a Blackberry and a Raspberry, often compared to a Loganberry. Wonderful full taste in jams and pies or just by themselves!
Other Locally Grown Fruit
Available early spring into September (weather permitting). Rhubarb looks similar celery and has a strong tart taste that when combined with sugar is great in pies and jams. Rhubarb is high in vitamin C, K, calcium and Potassium. Although most people select the red rhubarb for how it looks, the green rhubarb tastes just the same.
We also offer Apples, Apricots, Peaches, Pears, and Plums from local growers when available seasonally.
Ask us about our fresh frozen berries when you visit the Berry Barn!
Sometimes we have "Jam-Berries" - berries that were picked the day before and need to be sold and used right away. These are offered at a reduced price but are not always available. Please call about availability and price. Great for freezing and jam making!
PLEASE NOTE: All projected times that these berries will be available is approximate times only. If we are having a hot summer, the berry season will be shorter or early on some varieties. Please call on availability. If it has been raining and cold all summer, we may still have berries, but the quality may not be what you are used to getting from us. A harsh reminder that "Mother Nature" is in charge!!
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