Farms & Markets
Fresh Produce and Friendly Folk
The rich, verdant Tualatin Valley provides the perfect growing conditions for a variety of fruits, flowers and vegetables. Explore the area’s bounty with visits to valley farmstands, farms and markets.
The Tualatin Valley is rich with u-pick farms, and each month brings new agricultural surprises for travelers. The early and mid-summer months bring berries galore, while mid- to late-summer is ripe for peaches and pears. Late August starts apple season when dozens of varieties of apples are ready to be tasted.
The Tualatin Valley’s farmers’ markets are teeming with fruit, vegetables, plants, and so much more, all collected from the farms and fields of the region. During the height of the summer produce season, it’s easy to find a farmers’ market nearly every day of the week. Markets are limited in the autumn and winter months. The Beaverton Farmers Market–the largest all-agricultural market in the state–offers a fall and winter market.
The fresh, relaxing scent of lavender fills the Tualatin Valley air during the warm summer months. Open June-July, tour the lavender farms that dot the bucolic farmland throughout the region, and take home a bundle of freshly cut lavender, dried and culinary lavender, soaps and bath products, and much more.
The Tualatin Valley is home to dozens of livestock farms. Dairy cows, horses, alpaca, bison and sheep are just some of the farm animals you can encounter during a scenic drive through the valley. Visit an alpaca farm, and discover how soft alpaca wool is at one of the on-site farm stores.
October is harvest time in the Tualatin Valley. Pick a pumpkin from a patch. Get lost in a corn maze. Play a game of pumpkin bowling. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smell of autumn and plan a family getaway and play in the Tualatin Valley.
Summer market season is in full swing, with berries, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, radishes and other summer delights.
Within minutes, you are transported from the urban centers to the wide open countryside, where farms abound. A visit to the Tualatin Valley’s livestock farms provide a unique getaway.
From June through July, the fragrant, relaxing smell of lavender permeates the Tualalatin Valley air, during this short growing season.
During summer and early fall, visit our u-pick farms to taste the freshest berries, apples, peaches and pears.
October is harvest time in the Tualatin Valley. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smell of autumn and plan a family getaway and play.