Berries & Other Perennials
Most of our berries are sold exclusively at our farm stand in Royal City, WA, while they are in season. Picked fresh each morning, you won't want to miss them!
Black Caps (Black Raspberries)
Black Caps (black raspberries) are smaller than red raspberries with smaller individual kernels and less juice. Their flavor is totally unique! Our Black Caps are available at our farm stand in Royal City.
Season: Late-July - August
Marionberries are domesticated blackberries and have a very similar flavor, though the berries tend to be slightly slimmer in diameter.
Our marionberries are available at our farm stand in Royal City.
Season: Late-June - Early July
We grow the ____ variety of Gooseberry, which is green with a slight pink blush. They are shaped similarly to a green table grape with a seedy flesh and small spines on the fruit (and plant!). Gooseberries make wonderful jam and a fun treat to eat fresh (if you like tart).
Season: June - July
We have "desert" strawberries meaning that they are smaller and the flavor is more concentrated than those grown in Skagit Valley.
We have three varieties of red raspberries in an effort to extend our season. Our raspberries are available at our farm stand in Royal City from July through September.
Season: Early-July - August
Tayberries taste like a combination of red raspberries and blackberries, with a flavor similar to the small Western wild blackberries. The berries are larger than a raspberry with a solid center, like a blackberry, and deep purple flesh.
We planted our Goji berries in 2013 and expect our first harvest in the fall of 2014! These little red berries pack a huge antioxidant level! They are most commonly eaten dehydrated, though they do make wonderful additions to smoothies when they're fresh.
Season: Late-June - July
Golden Raspberries are sweeter than their red counterparts and make amazing jams and jellies. They are also a favorite with parents of small children - no stains!
One of the first vegetables harvest each spring, asparagus reminds us that summer's bounty is coming!
We have green asparagus, which often has a purple-tint when fresh picked. We try to pick our asparagus at about 6" tall so it is always tender.
Victoria Green Rhubarb
Season: April - June
Our green rhubarb (we promise it's not celery!) came from Grandma Pearl's private rhubarb row, planted soon after the Tonnemakers acquired Tonnemaker Hill Farm in 1962.
We think the green stalks have more rhubarb flavor and are more tender than their red counterparts.
Season: April - June
Our strawberry rhubarb is green on the top and red/pink at the base (kind of like a strawberry!). It tends to be sweet and tender and is our favorite stalk to eat raw (never eat the leaves).
Season: May - June
Our red rhubarb tends to take a bit longer to mature than its green & strawberry counterparts. This is the last variety to be harvested and the one that we have available in late June for your strawberry-rhubarb pies.