As one of the last stops on our visit to northern Willamette Valley before heading northward, we checked out the Smith Berry Barn outside of Hillsboro; it was clearly an epicenter of the region's culinary bounty. The roadside store sells farm-fresh produce, jams, honey, and more—much of which is made using fruit and vegetables grown onsite. Smith Berry Barn also offers U Pick fruits, berries, and vegetables seasonally, and the season usually runs June 1-October 1. In total, they grow more than 20 types of berries and 25 varieties of apples, along with spatterings of other u-pick crops. Here are some photos to give you a taste of the good country livin' at Smith Berry Barn in Willamette Valley, Oregon.
|Located at 24500 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Hillsboro, OR|
|Local raspberry honey, anyone?|
|Local herbs and spices|
|Soooo many jams, relishes, dressings, mustards, and more|
|Yeah, that's right: Bacon Pickles.|
|Even more jams? Jeesh.|
We're taking off to Vancouver next! Stay ravenous.
Portions of this article included information obtained during a press trip funded by the Washington County tourism board.