Summer is my favorite time of year. There are so many reasons to love summer but one of my favorite things is all the fresh fruit in Oregon. Here are the available summer fruits and the months to pick them:
June - July: strawberries and raspberries July - August: blueberries and blackberries August - September: peaches and apples
There are so many great farms to choose from. Here is a few of our favorites:
Greens Bridge Gardens for strawberries. I have only picked strawberries here but they have a huge variety of different u-pick fruit. Address: 3730 Jefferson Scio Drive SE Jefferson, OR Phone: 541-327-2995 Olson Farms for peaches. They have Gators that take you to the peaches, which adds to the excitement. Address: 6925 Jospeh St SE Salem, OR Phone: 503-362-5942
Be sure to call ahead to know when the fruit is ready to pick as each variety of fruit varies. I hope you are able to pick some of your favorite fruit over the summer. Whether you gobble it up straight away, bake something delicious, or freeze it, you can't go wrong.