A POCKET TRIP …
SAVORING THE FARM LIFE IN WILSONVILLE
Venture out into the charming farmlands and vineyards of Wilsonville, where you’ll find an abundance of fresh-picked produce, exceptional wines, belly laughs and conversations around a shared table with new friends.
Farmlandia Farm Loop
The Farmlandia Farm Loop winds visitors through a cluster of 17 farmstands, lavender fields, vineyards, gardens and bakeries. From cooking classes to dining events to u-pick flowers, the Farmlandia Loop is pastoral bliss for those who crave a fresh-from-the-field experience.
Support the Local Food Culture
For delicious local food and a lively community vibe, check out Our Table Co-Op. The cooperative helps create a resilient local food culture through a neighborhood grocery store, thriving CSA and monthly brunches and dinners featuring food from local farms and ranches. For do-it-yourself types, sign up for Adult Farm Camp, where you’ll learn how to grow wholesome food in your own backyard.
Score more locally grown goodness at the Wilsonville Farmers Market. Every Thursday evening in the summer, over 45 farmers and vendors gather for fresh food, live music and nightly cooking demonstrations. Head to one of eight Portland farmers markets for a real treat. Plan to go hungry so you can snack from a variety of food vendors (homemade hand pies, pizza, breakfast baked goods and more). Look for special events, discounts and deals like free bike rentals when you pedal to the market or you can craft your own produce bag (and maybe put a bird on it!).
For farmside dining events, look no further than a few miles down the road. Check out Summer Sundays at Lady Hill Winery for an evening of local northwest cuisine, live opera and wine tasting under the picture-perfect skies of St. Paul.
St. Josef’s Winery, one of Oregon’s wine pioneers, also has dining and tasting events scattered throughout the year. From paella to pok pok to locally-crafted cheese and wine pairings, this Canby gem knows how to thrill the palate. For those who delight in the nuances of a curated six-course meal, don’t miss a Dinner in the Field event at St. Josef’s. The seasonal dinner celebrates Oregon’s harvest as diners gather around communal tables for dishes created from the bounty of nearby farms and ranches. Each course is expertly paired with wines from St. Josef’s vineyards.
For a delightful mix of food and history, head to the French Prairie Farm Feast. Held every August at the Newell House Museum in the Champoeg State Heritage Area, the event is a celebration of local food grown in the French Prairie and luscious Oregon wines.
The Kitchen at Middleground Farms offers regularly scheduled themed cooking classes on their quaint farm in Wilsonville – everything from a Valentine’s Day chocolate class with Moonstruck Chocolate to homemade pasta and baking classes to date night Seafood Feasts.
While exploring the agri-magic of the French Prairie, pay a visit to the French Prairie Gardens in St. Paul. The fully operational family farm includes a scratch bakery, garden center, and acres of fruit orchards, berry fields and vegetable gardens. Almost every item sold in their market comes straight from the farm.
Have questions about the best places to enjoy farm-fresh food in Wilsonville? Contact us and we’ll point you in the right direction.