Farm bureau has made it easy to find fresh produce
The Oregon Farm Bureau wants Oregon residents to have their fill of pumpkins, squash, pears, apples and other seasonal treats, so they've created a website featuring farms that offer the tasty fruits and vegetables for sale.
"Everyone knows where the local farmers market is, but not everyone knows where to find roadside farm stands, pumpkin patches, u-pick orchards and harvest events. That's where Oregon's Bounty comes in," said Anne Marie Moss, communications director for the farm bureau.
Visit OregonFB.org and you can search an online directory of nearly 300 family farms and ranches that sell food directly to the public, a press release said. The website is designed to allow visitors to search for specific agricultural products, u-pick locations and events, or search for farms with a specific area of the state.
"Oregonians love farm-fresh food," Moss said. "Thanks to the diversity of Oregon agriculture, we can buy an enormous variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, nuts, flowers and much more directly from the families who grew it."
She explained further that the farms listed on Oregon's Bounty are owned and operated by Oregon Farm Bureau members, "who are proud of what they've grown and are happy to answer questions about what they do and how they farm."
Moss encouraged residents to get out in the fall weather and visit one or more of the farms.
"Fall is an ideal time to take a trip into the scenic countryside, meet a few of these family farmers and experience Oregon agriculture firsthand," she concluded.
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