written by Bronte Dod
This spring and summer, head into the Oregon countryside to pick your own fruits and vegetables. You’ll find the freshest produce to enjoy on the spot, or bring some home to bake and jar.
Columbia Farms U-Pick
Columbia Farms U-Pick began in 1990 with one acre of strawberries. Today, the Sauvie Island farm has grown over 80 acres and has fifteen different types of berries. You can start picking your own strawberries in June.
21024 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland | columbiafarmsu-pick.com
Kruger’s Farm has a wide variety of produce to pick and acres of property to explore. Once you’ve had your fill, head to the farmstand, where you can find more local ingredients.
17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland | krugersfarm.com
Hazen’s Riverside Blueberry Farm
This u-pick farm is in Coquille on the way to the Oregon Coast. Located on the Coquille River, the farm offers blueberries, raspberries and marionberries.
96707 Burton Prairie Ln., Coquille | hazensblueberries.com
Draper Girls Country Farm
Draper Girls Country Farm started in 1962. Today, it’s run by the women of the Draper family. They are open year-round, but the u-pick farms for cherries, blueberries and apples opens in June. The farm is located in the fertile foothills of Mt. Hood near Parkdale, part of the Hood River County Fruit Loop.
6200 HWY 35, Parkdale | drapergirlscountryfarm.com
Minto Island Growers
Minto Island Growers is a sustainable and organic farm on Minto Island in Salem. The farm has a wide selection of produce to buy at their farmstand. To pick your own, Minto Island Growers has five acres of blueberries available.
3394 Brown Island Rd. S., Salem | mintogrowers.com