Looking for an enjoyably sweet activity everyone in the family will love? Strawberry season is well underway at Picha Farms. Stop by its Puyallup location to pick some of your very own ripe and delicious strawberries — the hardest part will be trying not to eat them all before you get home.
From June through early July, spend some time at the farm in Puyallup filling a flat or basket with plump and fragrant strawberries with the backdrop of Mount Rainier in the distance. Enjoy such varieties as: Puget Crimson, Shuksan, Totem, Sweet Sunrise, Charm, and Marys Peak, while they last.
Consistent with Washington State and Pierce County guidelines, social distancing rules apply. Masks are not required outside, as long as six feet is maintained between other guests. Customers are escorted by courteous staff to their own assigned lane, and once finished, move a flag to wherever they stopped picking in that aisle. The strawberries are weighed back at the tent, after being placed on the scale, with little to no contact by staff with your produce.
Pre-picked strawberries also can be purchased at both the Puyallup and Tacoma locations. In addition, there is a drive through at the Puyallup stand for anyone who would prefer to remain in their car for a more contact-free experience.
The Picha Family Farm has been providing fresh local produce since 1904. Third generation farmers, Dan and Russ Picha continue to give us some of the tastiest, yet reasonably priced berries and produce within the South Sound region.
Look for fresh pre-picked raspberries to be in season and available at stands in late June, and early July, and blackberries, available in July, and early August. Pumpkins will be ready in the fall.