SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – Strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, mushrooms, green salads – along with bedding plants, flower baskets, and fresh cut flowers – are just a few of the bounty favorites Oregon farm in late spring.
But outside of the local farmer’s market, where can you buy these things right on a farm or ranch?
“Everyone knows where their local farmer’s market is. But what about roadside farm stalls, U-pick fields and farm events in rural areas? That’s where Oregon’s Bounty comes in, ”said Anne Marie Moss, communications director for the Oregon Farm Bureau.
Oregon Bounty at OregonFB.org/oregonsbounty is a searchable directory of 260 family farms and ranches that sell food and foliage directly to the public. The website allows visitors to perform keyword searches for specific agricultural products – such as blueberries, cucumbers, honey, or eggs – and / or search for farms in a specific region of the state.
You can also get a free printed copy from the Bounty Farm Stand Guide of Oregon by emailing a request with your mailing address to [email protected]
Some farms may have specific instructions for pandemic safety, and it’s important to check a farm’s website or social media before venturing out.
“The people of Oregon love the fresh produce from the farm. Thanks to the diversity of agriculture in this great state, we can buy a huge variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers, foliage, meat and nuts directly from the families who grew them, ”said Moss.
“Each of the farms listed in Oregon’s Bounty are owned and operated by members of the Farm Bureau who take pride in sharing what they’ve raised with the public,” Moss said. “Spring is a great time to take a trip to the beautiful countryside and experience Oregon agriculture firsthand.”
The Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a general, non-partisan, non-profit farming organization that represents the interests of farming and ranching families in public and political arenas. First established in Oregon at the county level in 1919 and at the state level in 1932, the Farm Bureau is organized across 36 counties.