Read on to learn what's happening on your
local family farms & country attractions
Correction
It has come to our attention we accidentally left off new Marion Farm Loop member Lady Hill Winery from the winery and vineyard list in the May newsletter edition. The corrected list in below.
We sincerely apologize for the mistake.
Shop at the source and shorten your supply chain
The effects from the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt everywhere. Our thoughts go out to everyone who is being effected physically, emotionally and financially. Events are cancelled, businesses are closed and there is a lot of anxiety about what things will look like on the other side.
But, farming is not cancelled.

Crops are still being planted, animals are being tended, nurseries are growing plants, and farm stands are opening up to provide you with locally grown products. The Oregon Farm Loop members will look a little differently then they have in the past. They are implementing social distancing, disinfecting practices and abiding by the new regulations which are always changing. Some of these farms may have moved to an online ordering system, curbside pickup only or limit the number of activities and people on the property. But they are still open! Farmers are resilient and they have shown that in a quick time period they can change their business model to accommodate the new health and safety standards.

Oregon Farm Loop members are ready for your visit. They are selling local produce, meats, plants and gardens starts, wine, oils and herb products, flower baskets, wool and alpaca products, and so much more. You can find them at their farms, at farmers markets and online. Make sure to check the individual farm's Facebook page or website before visiting for more information and hours as they can change due to COVID-19.

Thank you for supporting local farms!
Photo courtesy of Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
May flowers are essential
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Plants and the nurseries that grow them are considered essential businesses. Our Oregon Farm Loop members are open and here to help you pick the perfect tomato plant or hanging basket. This is a great time to dust off your gardening skills or develop new ones! Each nursery below is here to help you be as successful in your gardening adventure as possible. Local nurseries are the tried and true experts eager to answer your questions about your garden: growing techniques, short and long term care issues, the correct plant for a specific location, etc. The goal is beautiful yards for all! Make sure to check the individual farm website or Facebook for information and hours.

On the Canby Farm Loop:
  • Swan Island Dahlias - Buy dahlia tubers on site or online from the United State's largest dahlia grower and fresh-cut seasonal flowers from other local farms.
  • Wilco - Shop for lawn and garden supplies, equipment and locally-raised flowers and veggie plants. Advice on plant foods and medicines.

On the Farmlandia Farm Loop:
  • Barn Owl Nursery Lavender and Herb Farm - You can find more than 100 lavender varieties, herbs and lavender products. Open by advanced appointments.
  • Bosky Dell Natives - Find more than 300 species of native northwest plants including ones that attract birds, bees, butterflies and beneficial insects.
  • Lee Farms - Hanging baskets and other plants for sale along with local products, baked goods and gifts.
  • Milwaukie Farmers Market - Open for the season, it is a great place to source flowers, veggie starts and garden art.
  • Park Place Perennials - A lavender and flower farm selling lavender plants and handmade products.

On the Molalla Country Farm Loop:
  • K's Nursery - A garden center with everything you’ll need for beautiful flowers: annuals, perennials, herbs and baskets.
  • Molalla Farmers Market - Opens May 28 for veggie and flower starts sourced from local farms.
  • Stoller Farms - The avid gardener can choose the finest geraniums, magnificent hanging baskets and assorted vegetables and bedding plants.
  • Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm - Order spring bulbs now to plant in fall for enjoyment next year.

On the Marion Farm Loop:
  • Bauman's Farm & Garden - Greenhouses full of colorful baskets, annuals, perennials, veggie starts, trees and shrubs, and gardening advice to boot! 
  • E.Z. Orchards Farm Market - Come check out their herb plants while you shop their fresh produce and snack on a house-made donut.
  • Egan Gardens - Perennials, annuals, greenhouses full of flowering plants, hanging baskets and planters. Also features lots of roses and shrubs, and a nice selection of dwarf conifers. 
  • French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm - Garden Center full of perennials, annuals, shrubs and hanging baskets. Local beer and cider on tap.
  • Margie's Farm & Garden - Greenhouses open for hanging baskets, annuals, perennials at this full-fledged garden and retail center.
  • Raintree Tropical - If you're looking for unusual, specialty and tropical plants, this is the place! Demonstration garden on site.
  • Sebright Gardens - Specialty plant nursery offering a plethora of shade-tolerant plants for purchase such as: several hundred hosta varieties, hardy ferns, epimediums and much more.
  • Salem Saturday Market - Celebrate their 22nd season by visiting their 150+ vendors and picking out flower and veggie plants for your garden.
  • Terra Gardens Nursery & Bark - Vegetable starts, bedding plants, baskets, trees, shrubs, tropical, garden arts, and everything you need for your yard.
There is still great Oregon wine to enjoy!
Memorial Day Weekend is going to look different this year but that does not mean you can't buy your favorite wine directly from the farm! Most of the Oregon Farm Loop's vineyards and wineries have changed their business model to curbside pickup and virtual tastings so you can still enjoy great Oregon wine. Please check their websites and Facebook pages before traveling out for more information and updated hours.

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This e-newsletter made possible by the generous support of many people & entities:

Oregon Agritourism Partnership, an Oregon nonprofit that benefits agritourism farms
Oregon State University Extension Service
Oregon's Mt Hood Territory
Travel Salem
Cities/Chambers of Canby, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Molalla, West Linn, Oregon City and Wilsonville
Clackamas and Marion Counties, Marion County Extension 4-H Service District