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Local farms part of “Oregon’s Bounty” program

 


Oregon's BountyStrawberries, squash, asparagus,  and salad greens — not to mention a vast array of bedding plants, flowering baskets, and fresh-cut flowers — are just a few favorites of the agricultural bounty of spring. But if people want to buy directly from the source, where do you go?  

“Everyone knows where their local farmers market is. But what about farm stands, u-pick fields, and on-farm festivals out in rural areas? That’s where Oregon’s Bounty comes in,” said the Oregon Farm Bureaus Communications Director Anne Marie Moss.  

Oregon’s Bounty website at oregonfb.org is a searchable directory of over 300 family farms and ranches that sell food and foliage directly to the public.


Easily navigable with a smartphone, Oregon’s Bounty allows visitors to search for specific  agriculture products — like strawberries, cauliflower, and eggs — and/or search for farms within  a region of the state. Visitors can also do a search for “u-pick” or “events” to find farms that offer those activities.

Once a farm stand is located, visitors can get driving directions from their current location or another address.

A local search reveal a number of local outlets, ranging from Leaburg’s Blackberry Hill Nursery (bedding plants, herbs and lavender), to Walterville’s Herrick Farms (flowers, strawberries, fruits, vegetables, pumpkin patch, and Christmas trees), Other listings include McKenzie Alpaca Breeders in Camp Creek (Suri & huacaya alpacas, fleece, yarn and knitwear), plus two more in Leaburg -  Organic Redneck (U-pick blueberries, a wide range of vegetables, peaches, squash, cucumbers, strawberries, raspberries, radishes, rhubarb, turnips, salad mix), and the Spring Creek Holly Farm (Christmas trees, holly, wreaths & Christmas greens),  

“Oregonians love farm-fresh. Thanks to the diversity of Oregon agriculture, we can buy an enormous variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, nuts, flowers, and foliage directly from the families who raised it,” said Moss.  

“Each of the farms listed in Oregon’s Bounty are owned and operated by Farm Bureau members, who are proud to share what they’ve raised with the public,” said Moss. “Spring is a great time to take a trip into the beautiful countryside and experience Oregon agriculture firsthand.”

 

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