Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Spooner Farms is a family farm in the Puyallup Valley in Washington State. The family behind the farm has owned and managed it for six generations, and they have been in business since 1882.
Antone Spooner was from Montreal. At the age of 15, he left Canada to work on his brother’s farm in California. He stayed for ten years before heading to Washington to purchase eighty acres of farmland of his own.
Years later, he would get married, and together with his wife Mary, they dedicated themselves to creating a sustainable farm while fostering the spirit of hospitality and in welcoming the community.
Today, Spooner Farms thrives with a variety of harvests in spring, summer, and fall. For many area families, the fall harvest festival is a tradition. The Spooner family welcomes visitors to the farm to celebrate the fall harvest and enjoy all of the events.
They are known for their delicious berries and a real variety is grown each season including strawberries, blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Corn is another staple at the farm along with pumpkins, squash, and gourds in the fall.
Some of the treats that can be found include an amazing homemade berry fudge and fresh berry smoothies. The gift shop is filled with goodies you can take home including berry jams, jam making kits, seasonal gifts, and gift baskets. There are also farm stands where you can find their fresh produce locally.
Spooner Farms is the place to go to celebrate the harvest in the fall. Looking for a pumpkin and some gourds to decorate for Halloween? Spooner Farms has close to fifty different kinds of pumpkins, gourds, and squash that you can pick for yourself to take home.
There’s so much to do at Spooner Farms in the fall, and everything is geared for the harvest and family fun.
Kids love the corn maze, and the pumpkin patch is the perfect place to find fresh pumpkins for decorating and baking. The farm makes fresh caramel apples this time of year as the smell of warm spiced sugar fills the air. There are crafts in the activity barn where you can get fall decorating ideas and super fun and messy pumpkin slingshots which will have everyone laughing. There are farm animals to see, and lots of kid-friendly activities like duck races, and face painting. School tours are also available during the week throughout October.
The farm is open daily during this year’s fall harvest festival from September 28th through October 31st. You will want to check their website or call for hours as some attractions have limited hours.
Spooner Farms is located at 9710 State Route 162 East in Puyallup, and their phone number is 253.840.2059. Visit their website for additional details at www.spoonerberries.com.