One of the perks is fresh berry picking! It’s fun, relaxing and you get organic fresh fruit to take home. We went out to North Bend and spent the day by the river, picking berries, swimming, making delicious food.. I picked every single blueberry off the bush, makes me wish I had berry bushes in my backyard. After picking the berries I made a blueberry smoothie and went for a swim in the river. Nothing beats Seattle Summers. For the smoothie, blend fresh picked blueberries + mango + pineapple + raspberries + ice.