CommunityTracie's Thoughts October 8, 2023

Fall Farms – Whatcom & Skagit County

It is finally MY favorite time of year!

As the leaves paint a kaleidoscope of colors and that delightful crispness fills the air, it’s time to unleash your inner autumn enthusiast. How, you ask? Well, what’s better than exploring the Fall Farms right here in Whatcom and Skagit counties? These farms are your one-way ticket to pumpkin-picking, apple-loving, and all-around autumn-vibing adventures- Let’s go!

1. Gordon Skagit Farms | Mount Vernon, Skagit County
October | Daily | 9AM-6PM
First up, is Gordon Skagit Farms!  For over 50 years, they have cultivated pumpkins, becoming one of the prominent growers in the United States. People from across the Pacific Northwest and beyond are drawn to the farm every year to experience the stunning displays of pumpkins and squash tucked amongst hundred year old barns and gardens. The fields stretch out towards the horizon, the farm an island in a sea of pumpkins, dried corn stalks, and apple trees.

2. Bellewood Farms | Lynden, Whatcom County
October | Wednesday – Sunday | 9AM-4PM
BelleWood Farms is the go-to spot for apple adventures, with over 25 apple varieties to choose from. They also offer an array of pumpkins to choose from along with wagon rides for the kids and adults! Oh, and did we mention they make heavenly apple pie and cider doughnuts?

3. Schuh Farms | Mount Vernon, Skagit County
April – December | Daily | 9AM-6PM
Schuh Farms is a wonderland for fall fun for over 60 years! They have pumpkin patches, challenging corn mazes, and a farm market stocked with goodies for you to enjoy this season. It’s the ultimate destination for anyone seeking a dose of autumn excitement.

4. Willetta Farm | Everson, Whatcom County
October | Fridays(starting October 8th) 10AM-1PM | Saturday & Sunday 10AM-5PM
An experience you will never forget and memories that will last a lifetime. Let the kids check out the animals and activites around the farm while you enjoy a cup of carmel cider, hot chocolate or coffee paired with a pumpkin loaf or oliebollen treat.  Then search for the perfect pumpkin or gourd together to carve or just use in your beutiful fall decor!

5. Stoney Ridge Farm | Everson, Whatcom County
Fridays October 13,20,27 from 12-5PM  |  Saturdays Oct 7,14,21,&28 from 10AM-5PM
Stoney Ridge Farm is all about crafting unforgettable fall memories. There, you’ll find pumpkin picking, hayrides, a petting zoo, food trucks and a mind-boggling corn maze. It’s where family fun meets autumn magic.

Before you embark on your autumn adventure, make sure to check out each farm’s website or give them a call for the 411 on hours, prices, and any special events they’ve got lined up. Remember to show some love to these and all our wonderful local farms this season – they’re the heart and soul of our communities.

Happy fall, y’all!