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Spooner Farms

In 1891, a Puyallup Valley love story began, when Antone Spooner married Mary Wallace. Prior to the wedding, Mary’s brother Joseph Wallace had been farming with Antone for nine years, but this marriage turned Spooner Farms into a true family business, when these two friends and business partners became brothers in law. With Mary as part of the enterprise, Spooner Farms became known for its legendary hospitality and focus on building community.

Feeling berry happy

A visit to Spooner Farms is a voyage to a veritable berry wonderland during the spring and summer, starting with their super sweet, full-red, local June strawberries. If you grew up in Washington, this is the taste of your childhood summers. These aren’t those hang-around-for-a-week-in-the-fridge kind of strawberries. These are the ones you want to eat ASAP, because they won’t last long, and they’re only around for a few weeks every year.

But when they are here, we’re all over it. We’re over at the field at 6am every morning loading up fresh-picked strawberries for our guests and rushing them to our markets within a matter of hours. We sell out by the end of the day, and then we get up the next morning and do it all over again. Maybe it’s not easy, but it’s worth it to see those smiles on faces when they experience this iconic Seattle taste.

Pick a good time

The only way to get fresher June strawberries is to visit the farm yourself. And it’s a fun field trip. We especially recommend a field trip out there in the fall, when you can pick your own pumpkins, gourds and squash. You can get lost in their giant corn maze, snack on homemade caramel apples, spend quality time with the farm animals, get crafty in the activity barn, or yell "Pumpkins Away!" with their pumpkin sling shots.

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