The days get longer and warmer and suddenly the fields are filled with amazing Oregon produce ready for u-pickers and for market shoppers. One of the delights of this time of year is all the great family farm opportunities. You’ll find picture-perfect picnic grounds, petting zoos, kids' farm camps, art classes, dinners, family fun days and so much more activity! We can hardly keep track of it all -- but we’re doing our best!! Here’s a big bundle of activities for you and your family this June and July at our member farms. Enjoy the farm fresh family fun!
JUNE 10: Blooming Junction, Cornelius, OR -- 11:00am. Farmer Justin teaches a class on Strawberry Jam! Sample the various varieties we have! Call for details: (503) 681-4646
JUNE 10: Hartnell Farms, Clackamas, OR -- 9am. Big farm garage sale including farm and restaurant equipment. Plan to pick strawberries, picnic under the walnut tree and find garage sale treasures.
JUNE 11: Tom’s Berry Patch, Forest Grove, OR -- 11-11:30am and 11:45 -12:15pm. Join Imagination Yoga kids’ Yoga, a program designed to inspire kids to move through a combination of yoga poses and imaginative stories. Kids ages 4 to 7 at 11-11:30; kids ages 7-12 at 11:45-12:15. $12 drop in fee. Kids need to bring a yoga mat or a towel. Class is held at the CSA farm on NW ClapShaw Hill Rd. For details and to reserve a spot, contact Linda at email@example.com
JUNE 11: Our Table Cooperative, Sherwood, OR -- 9:30am or 12:30 pm. Join us at the table with Lonesome Whistle Farm and their rare varieties of heirloom beans, grain & corn. Tickets are $35 per person. This event is not suitable for young children. Tickets are limited. www.ourtable.us/store/p123/farmbrunch061117
JUNE 18: Blooming Junction, Cornelius, OR --10-4. Craft Beer Tasting, Onsite tool sharpening from Edgemaster Sharpening, Hot Dogs! (Dads get a Free One!) plus activities for the whole family! Call for details: (503) 681-4646
JUNE 22: Kruger’s Farm, Sauvie Island, OR -- 6:30-9:30pm. Great music by the Jackalope Saints, picnics on the lawn, hayrides and berry picking. $15 per carload. See the season’s line up at: krugersfarm.com/events-programs/summer-concerts/
JUNE 24: Blooming Junction, Cornelius, OR -- all day. Come out and enjoy Live Music, Wine Tasting, Food, and Family Fun Activities including professional story telling and face painting for the young ones! Call for details: (503) 681-4646
JUNE 24: Our Table Cooperative, Sherwood, OR -- 11am. Fermenting vegetables is an easy, fun way to liven up your home cooking! Learn some tricks of the trade from Brian of Oregon Brineworks. Sign up:www.ourtable.us/store/p134/brineworks062417
JUNE 29: Kruger’s Farm, Sauvie Island, OR -- 6:30-9:30pm. Great music by Johnny Keener Band, picnics on the lawn, hayrides and berry picking. $15 per carload. See the season’s line up at: krugersfarm.com/events-programs/summer-concerts/ Concerts throughout July and August!
JULY 9: SuDan Farm, Canby, OR -- 12-5pm. We will be sampling lamb, chicken, turkey, wine, goat cheese, and chocolate! Music, sheep shearing and lots of fun! $2/person, $5/carload. http://tinyurl.com/ycut8tkv
JULY 10-14: Our Table Cooperative, Sherwood, OR—All day farm camp for kids in grades K-5. Students will spend the week exploring our 58-acre organic working farm participating in day-to-day life on the farm; we'll follow our curiosity as we taste fresh food from the fields, explore nature, plant seeds, and enjoy hands-on crafts, cooking and games. Camp runs 9am to 3pm. Come for one day or the whole week.www.ourtable.us/store/p114/Farm_Camp_July_10-14%2C_2017.html
JULY 19: Our Table Cooperative, Sherwood, OR -- 6pm-8pm. Learn how to make shelf stable jams and jellies using the water bath method. We will discuss tools, techniques and complete multiple recipes from start to finish. Each participant will leave with a jar of preserves made with berries from our farm, and the recipes & know how to make more at home. www.ourtable.us/store/p129/preserve071917
MULTIPLE DATES: Kruger’s Farm, Sauvie Island, OR -- Summer camp for kids age 6-12. Weekly themed sessions are $220 per child. Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. Extended care can be purchased for drop off 8am-9am and pick-up 3pm-6pm. For details, call us at 503-622-9329. Register your little farmer here.
DAILY: Hartnell Farms, Clackamas, OR -- Bring a picnic to enjoy in the courtyard under the walnut tree. Free carousel for the kids, and of course, u-pick fields open.
BY RESERVATION: Baggenstos Farm, Sherwood, OR -- Summer berry picking field trips for the kids! Children can pick a pint of berries, visit the pygmy goats, and take a hayride. Please call Jacquie at 503-550-9927 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your field trip.
MARKETS, FARMSTANDS, U-PICKS OPEN: Now is the time for greatest availability of our local finest strawberries. All of the Tri-County member farms and markets are up and running for the season. Find your market, farm stand or u-pick on our interactive map at: www.tricountyfarm.org/product/strawberries
LAVENDER & FLOWERS, U-CUT & MARKETS: Find Oregon’s beautiful blooms and fragrant lavender ready to buy by the bunch or u-cut—some open in June; others open by early July. Find your flower stand or u-cut on our interactive map at: www.tricountyfarm.org/product/fresh_flowers
6th June 2017