You’ve gone strawberry picking at them in June, watched peaches ripen in August, and are gearing up for babies-on-pumpkins in October. There are so many farms near Portland, even if you go to two farms a week, you still won’t hit them all in a year! Over 100 farms nearby to visit, all offering unique produce, farm animals, and more. You can combine several farms into an all-day tour of one area, or just head out to a single one. Read on for six fantastic farm loops to visit, and don’t forget to ask about CSA box programs! 

Molalla Farm Loop

This farm loops swings around the community of Molalla and includes 17 stops! The famous Wooden Shoe Tulip farm is one of them, where spring brings tulips and fall brings pumpkins. But don’t stop there-- kids will love to tour the elk farm and petting zoo with a wallaby and pygmy deer at Rosse Posse Acres Elk Ranch, or miniature goats at Drizzlewood Farms. Stop by the historic 1925 Clarke’s General Store for pizza, burgers, salad and sandwiches, then continue on for lavender fields and meadow walks.


photo: cory denton via flickr


What’s your favorite farm to visit? Tell us in the comments below!

—Katrina Emery