Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Save Money and Eat Better With Local Berries

There is nothing like the fresh taste of locally grown strawberries!  It is no secret, store bought berries are relatively tasteless when compared with the delicious berries that you can pick yourself. 

Picking your own berries from local farms saves you a lot of money over store bought, plus when you pick your own it is easier to get a large amount of berries for jam making and freezing for recipes throughout the year! So head out for a day of berry picking prepared for fun with delicious results!

Local u-pick strawberry farms are preparing to open: 

Willamette Valley Fruit Co.: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 2994 82nd Ave. NE, Salem. (503) 362-8857.

French Prairie Gardens: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 17673 French Prairie Road, St. Paul. (503) 633-8445. 

Green Bridge Gardens: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 3730 Jefferson-Scio Drive, Jefferson. (541) 327-2995.

Daum’s Produce: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, 8801 Wallace Road NW, Salem. (503) 362-7246

Fordyce Farm: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with you-pick opening Saturday, 7023 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem. (503) 362-5105.

Olson Peaches: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, 6925 Joseph St. SE, Salem. (503) 362-5942

Sliverfarm U-PICK STRAWBERRIES: (Dallas) Opening Sat, June 2, 8am-dusk. 503-623-2713.

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