You’ve picked berries 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!

Canby Farm Loop

Hazelnuts, chocolate, dahlias, oh my! These farms in Canby, just south of Portland and north of Molalla, are heavy on gorgeous wineries and picnic-perfect fields lined with forests. You know how perfect wineries are with kids, right? Plenty of space for them to run while mom and dad sit and relax with their favorite red or white. Check out the permaculture goodness of Forest Edge Vineyard or the beautiful grounds at King’s Raven Winery, and don’t forget to load up on goodies at Puddin’ River Chocolate. Come home with armfuls of  late-harvest blooms from Swan Island Dahlia farm!


Photo: by kyle via yelp


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—Katrina Emery