Hazel Blue Acres is a family farm owned and operated by Karen and Spencer Fuentes with their children Simon, Everett and Phoebe. The family, pictured in 2018, has operated an organic blueberry farm since 2008. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Hazel Blue Acres is a family farm owned and operated by Karen and Spencer Fuentes with their children Simon, Everett and Phoebe. The family, pictured in 2018, has operated an organic blueberry farm since 2008. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Arlington farmers showcase crops, flowers, wares in weekend event

A dozen farms will open to the public to share their lavender, sunflowers, blueberries, animals and more.

ARLINGTON — A dozen farms will open to the public this weekend to share their lavender, sunflowers, blueberries, farm animals and more.

It’s part of a new event called the Arlington Farm Tour Weekend, hosted by the Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce, that starts on Thursday. Farms will offer U-Picks, mazes, kids activities, treats and education. Hours vary, so be sure to check a farm’s website before heading out.

“Everybody talks about the growth in Arlington, but we want to highlight those farms still part of the economy and food system,” said Diane Krieg, the chamber’s executive director.

Farms to visit include:

Andrews Hay and Stilly Select Beef, 4304 Highway 530. Farm store open weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bakers Acres, 1906 Pioneer Highway East. Permaculture farm using organic practices to raise fruits, vegetables and eggs. Fuchsia and pelargonium nursery. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Bryant Blueberry Farm, 5628 Grandview Road. U-Pick blueberries. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Closed Mondays and Fridays. Kids can also enjoy farm animals.

Clear Valley Farm, 727 Lakewood Road. Meet pygmy goat Willow and her triplets, Ms. Peaches the pig, rabbits, chickens and cows. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Entry is $5 a person.

Flourish Organic Farms. Bouquets from the farm will be available Thursday at The Stilly Diner, 223 North Olympic Ave.

Garden Treasures Farm Stand, 3328 Highway 530. Open Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Grandview Family Farm, 9620B Grandview Road. The small regenerative farm produces organic vegetables, poultry, eggs and more. Farm will open on Sunday.

Hazel Blue Acres, 430 Hevly Road. U-Pick blueberries. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Farmland Scurry 5K Run is at 9 a.m. Saturday. The farm has partnered with Red Bowl Salsa on a blueberry salsa and Hammond Bread Company on scones.

Hogstead Farm, 13204 19th Ave. NE, Marysville. Open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Learn about ethically and sustainably raised meat.

The Sunflower Festival at Ninety Farms, 22912 67th Ave. NE. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, as well as Aug. 20 and 21. $10 per person, which includes three flowers. Sunflower maze.

Pretty Flower Farm, 20128 Tveit Road. Fresh bouquets, a self-serve flower bar and other flower merchandise. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

Purple Robe Lavender Farm, 20129 Tveit Road. U-Pick lavender and lavender-flavored treats. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m Sunday.

Jacqueline Allison: 425-339-3434; jacqueline.allison@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @jacq_allison.

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