July is all about produce on the Oregon Farm Loop. Berry season is in full swing and salad greens and all the fixings are in abundance. Pickling cucumbers will be ready in few short weeks, and corn, tomatoes and peaches will follow.
All are invited to visit area farms to enjoy farm fresh produce. To learn addresses and check availability visit oregonfarmloop.com, or visit the websites for the individual farms.
On the Canby Farm Loop visit Fir Point Farms & Country Grains for super sweet corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini and apples; and Morning Shade Farm & Nursery for blueberries, currants, raspberries, boysenberries, Marionberries, apples and vegetables.
On the Farmlandia Farm Loop visit Fiala Farms for corn, pole beans, beets, carrots, tomatoes, peppers and more; Hartnell Farms for tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries, Marionberries, apricots, peaches, apples, beans, peppers, eggplant and herbs; Milwaukie Farmers Market for a large selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables each week; and at Oregon City Farmers Market meet local farmers selling a variety of vegetables and fruit throughout the summer.
The Molalla Country Farm Loop includes stops at Molalla Farmers Market for an excellent selection of locally grown produce and MoonRidge Farms for certified blueberries, seasonal summer produce and yacon, also known as Peruvian ground apple.
The Marion Farm Loop takes you to farms located in the Salem area. Stop by Bauman's Farm and Garden, Beilke Family Farm, EZ Orchards Farm Market, French Prairie Gardens and Family Farm, Greens Bridge Gardens, Meyer Peach Orchard, Minto Island Growers, Pringle Creek and Salem Community Market.
Visit oregonfarmloop.org for complete details for events at the farms.
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