First-of-the-season berries hit farm stands in Pierce County. You can find them here

Strawberry season has begun in the South Sound, a few days ahead of the typical June debut.

Spooner Farms in Puyallup, one of the region’s oldest berry producers, sold the first of its harvest on Tuesday. The farm store at 9710 Route 162 E. (at 96th Street East) — remodeled for the 2023 season — should have the red gems daily starting at 9 a.m. Availability is somewhat limited, and U-pick won’t start until mid-June.