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September is sweet on the Oregon Farm Loop
With the changing of the seasons from summer to fall, it is time to try something new and different on the Oregon Farm Loop. September is the month to start thinking about fall leaves, seasonal coffee, comfy blankets, hay bales, pumpkins, and enjoying all the sweet treats that comes with the season. Here on the farm loops, we have all sorts of tasty things to start your fall off right!
Stop in and savor the irresistibly unique confections, chocolates and cheese fondue. It’s that look on each customer’s face, a look of overwhelming delight, a stunning ‘WOW!’ factor, that drives the talented staff at Puddin’ River. They use family recipes unlike any others and produces elegant European-style chocolates. A great place to get fall-themed treats!
Apples from Beilke Family Farm
What fall without apple picking? A 10-acre U-pick apple orchard, bearing 14 varieties, is great fun for families and those looking for lots of fruit. Lots of eating, saucing and baking varieties available. Dwarf apple trees are easily picked without a ladder, even for kids,(bring your own containers).
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Many delicious treats! Hazelnuts: seasoned, chocolate-covered, milk, dark, butterscotch, mint and white chocolate; trail mixes; chocolate covered fruits; our world-famous toffee; caramel and much more. It’s impossible to choose, so try tasting the free samples. Pick out a gift box or basket for your family and friends. Shipping available.
Apple Cider Donuts
Apple cider donuts are the perfect fall treat here in Oregon! The farms below make them seasonally, sometimes all year-round. Check with the farm before heading out to get some.

Check out the great events happening all over the Oregon Farm Loop this month
Sept 28, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Union Mills wants to thank it's customers with a day that is fun for the whole family!
12-3 p.m. FFA Dunk Tank Fundraiser
11-1 p.m. Hot Dogs
2 p.m. Pumpkin Carving/ Painting Judging, (bring your already decorated pumpkin)
They specialize in livestock feed, farm, equine, and pet supplies.
Sept 21 at 7 p.m.

Have you ever had a fresh, local dinner overlooking sweeping vineyard views? If not, this event is for you! Enjoy a lovely dinner in a beautiful Willamette Valley setting. 5 delicious courses prepared by Chef Drew Stark will be served along side your favorite Bold Reds. For more information or to reserve your spot, click here .
Sept 14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Attend for a...leaf-changing experience! ⁠
⁠Local art/crafts/food/beverages,⁠ fruit identifications, four part seasonal cooking demo, hourly raffle, live acoustic music, and on top of it all, their BIGGEST SALE of the year! Celebrate the turn of the season.

As the season changes so does your farming, livestock, gardening, and pet needs. Stafford Farm & Feed today is like stepping back to 1926 and receiving the same sort of country service and one-stop shopping offered by the founding farmers. Today’s owners Jason and Kay Lee continue the tradition. A must-stop for all your pet and outdoor needs!
Exploring Molalla in September
September is a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors in Oregon and Molalla has some wonderful hidden gems that make great day trips!

A 140-acre privately-owned forest open to the public for self-guided exploration, tours, workshops, and education programs. Five miles of trails crisscross through woodland. Enjoy a peaceful walk on the Watershed Interpretive Trail to see how they manage the riparian area to protect water quality in Little Buckner Creek. Picnic areas. Open daylight hours 7 days a week.

When you're done hiking be sure to stop at Clarke's General Store for lunch or dinner. The historic building, est.1925, is a hub of activity and a welcoming place to gather and enjoy a bite to eat with friends in the midst of farm country. Picnic lunches to take with you or dine in on local’s favorite pizza, burgers, salads and sandwiches.

Experience the curious personalities of their 70+ alpaca herd. The ranch store carries a variety of alpaca clothing, yarns, rugs, etc. all made from alpaca fiber. Visitors are welcome to visit the farm and store daily during open hours. Private group tours by prior appointment, (fee for tour).

For the complete list of the Molalla Country Farm Loop stops, click here .
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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