It’s blueberry season in Southwestern Washington, and there’s no better way to indulge than picking your own or buying them directly from the growers. Tomorrow, July 11, you can meet these three local growers and buy their fresh berries at the first annual Hockinson Berry Festival:
They’re selling their berries for $3.50 a pound at the festival. Their farms are also open tomorrow if you want to pick your own.
Like blueberry shakes? The Hockinson Market will make them from fresh local berries. Buy one for $5 and enjoy it while listening to live music from local musicians.
Barn Dog Flower Farm will also be there, selling bouquets of hand-cut flowers grown locally.
Lisa and Daisy’s Virtual Sweet Shop is coming, too. They’ll sell their homemade syrup and jam for $5 each, and muffins for $2 each or $8 for a box of four. They accept cash and Venmo.
The festival and parking are located at the Old Middle School at the corner of 159th Street and 182nd Avenue in downtown Hockinson. The vendors’ booths and musicians will be spaced six feet apart due to the continued safety concerns from COVID-19.
All festival visitors must wear a mask and stay at least six feet away from people who are not in their immediate households. Anyone who is sick or has COVID-19 symptoms must stay at home.
The festival is hosted by the Hockinson Main Street Team in collaboration with the Hockinson School District.
The festival starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. For more information and updates, visit the Hockinson Main Street Team’s Facebook page.
Hockinson is located 15 miles northeast of Vancouver, Washington; 25 miles northeast of Portland; and 166 miles south of Seattle.