A stripe of bright green skirts each LimeBerry's ceiling, leading patrons' eyes to a bank of stainless-steel dispensers framed in petite tiles. There, patrons fill paper cups with swirled ribbons of fro-yo flavors, such as rich chocolate truffle, tart wildberry, and creamy cake batter—up to 15 varieties in all. Confectionery caravans then move on to a toppings bar where they load on up to 80 choices of edible provisions, including warm fudge, fresh fruit, nuts, and marshmallow cream. Bright-green chairs host noshers beneath framed action shots of blueberries sticking triple backflips off a Yurchenko vault.
Each of Salem's three locations have been owned by the Scheel family since 1989. At each of these locations, chefs combine Great Harvest's venerated, additive-free recipes with their own to craft a heart-healthy assortment of whole-grain breads and baked goods using freshly ground flour and local honey. Each location designs their own menu that employs the season's freshest ingredients and harvests the warmest loaves from bread-bearing trees.
Mike Mungra and Mike Warren started Froyo Nation with the goal of elevating the quality of frozen yogurt available in the Salem area. To that end, they curate fresh, locally made Oregon yogurt and fruit to create fresh, frozen desserts. As enticing aromas fill the air from coexisting business Daynight Donuts’ freshly baked treats, self-serve machines churn out eight flavors of creamy, nutritious frozen yogurt. Staff members watch over a toppings bar brimming with more than 70 toppings, including granola, candies, and strawberries, that help conceal frozen yogurt peaks from the pokes of inquisitive spoons.
Frozation Nation gives its customers the power to have exactly what they want for dessert. Self-serve stations are stocked with 10 flavors of frozen yogurt, ranging from classic milk chocolate to new york cheesecake to the citrusy Luscious Lemon. Customers then cap yogurt with more than 20 toppings, including fresh berries, sprinkles, and syrups, before reclining in cushy leather chairs to devour their sweet creations and dream of someday building a fro-yo-dispensing helmet.
Frozation Nation gives its customers the power to have exactly what they want for dessert. Self-serve stations are stocked with 15 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ranging from classic milk chocolate to new york cheesecake to peppermint. Customers cap yogurt with their chosen blend of 101 toppings, including fresh berries, sprinkles, and syrups, before reclining in cushy leather chairs to devour their sweet creations and dream of someday building a fro-yo-dispensing helmet.
Sunlight beams down on the stretches of green fields of Willamette Valley Fruit Company, saturating acres of bushes and trees with enough sugary photosynthesis energy to produce up to 12 million pounds of fruit a year. The family in charge of the ripe bounty plucks rhubarb, strawberries, and five types of blackberries before individually flash-freezing them at their peak of plumpness. They then lovingly pour berries into up to 2,000 dairy-free, handmade pie crusts a day. Once assembled, the pies flood homes with appley aromas as they bake for the first time in customers’ ovens. In addition to the made-from-scratch pies, Willamette Valley Fruit Company transforms their berries into jams and snack bars, the latter of which can be used to make the least intimidating possible wall for a jail cell.