Season to Taste.
Experience Oregon’s bounty the way locals do.
There’s no better way to spend a beautiful day in Tualatin Valley than a visit to one of our Farmers’ Markets and u-pick farms where you can get your fill of just-picked berries, fresh-from-the-oven baked goods and local artisanal foods.
Seasonal 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. (Most u-pick farms are closed for the season and reopen in May/June)
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 summer, fall and winter market. (Most farmers markets are open May-October; the Beaverton Farmers Market is open February-November)
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. (Lavender farms usually open from June-July)
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. (Pumpkin patches open in late September through October)
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.
The Beaverton Winter Farmers Market is comprised of nursery growers, farmers and ranchers, both conventional and organic. Artisan food producers offer prepared products, ranging from fruit jams to farmstead cheeses, breads and pastries, pickles, pasta, chocolate and more. The Beaverton Winter Farmers Market runs Saturdays, February through April, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
For many, quilts are part of the very fiber of our homes. Now, the nostalgia and heritage of quilts can be seen throughout the Tualatin Valley with our very own Quilt Barn Trail.
Best to be enjoyed during a full day of discoveries, the Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route offers a day of lush rural adventures. Visitors are enticed to stop at the many wineries, nurseries, farms and—when in season—produce stands that freckle the route.
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 August, 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.
Enjoy Oregon freshly harvested produce at farmers' markets throughout Tualatin Valley all summer long. During the autumn months, the Beaverton Farmers Market has you covered with fall produce.