Fall Harvest Season is Here!
Many people who live in the Tualatin Valley will attest that autumn is the best time of year to visit the Tualatin Valley. Not only are the leaves changing—making this a perfect destination for leaf-peeping—but the harvest season is chock-full of things to see and do.
Pumpkin patches & Corn Mazes
October is the time for pumpkins, and in the Tualatin Valley, beat the crowds and the craziness and spend more time enjoying the festive fields of the countryside. 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. Find pumpkin patches and corn mazes >>>
What do Spitzenberg, King and Cox Orange Pippin all have in common? They are the varietal names of some truly delicious heirloom apples that aren’t necessarily available at your local grocery store. There is nothing tastier than a freshly picked apple. Get out into the farm and enjoy the fruits of your labor—literally—at these u-pick apple farms*:
Bell’s Orchard (open Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Sherwood Orchards (open daily; hours vary)
Smith Berry Barn (open Tuesday-Sunday; hours vary)
*Please call first for hours and crop availability
Now is prime viewing season for the changing leaves. Colors of brilliant red, warm gold and deep brown stand out among the evergreen fir trees. The fall foliage is best viewed with a ride along the Vineyard & Valley Scenic Tour Route, a bicycle ride along the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway or Banks-Vernonia State Trail, or a stroll through the valley’s wetlands and nature parks.
While many of Tualatin Valley’s farmers markets close for the season at the end of September, the Beaverton Farmers Market continues to attract visitors from all over for its fresh produce, artisan foods and festive atmosphere. The Beaverton market is Tualatin Valley’s only year-round outdoor market.
What’s in season? Apples, heirloom tomatoes and plums, bell, poblano and sweet peppers, leeks and onions and more. Even if you don’t buy any produce, there are plenty of farm-fresh treats to purchase, such as jams and jellies, honey, and even soaps.
Make a plan, or change your plans, and experience the season of harvest in the Tualatin Valley this fall.
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