Cited by the New York Times as one of the best sources for fresh blackberries in the nation in 2007, Boones Ferry Berry Farms rears a bounty of myriad berries. Amateur Old MacDonalds can strike out in search of several breeds of strawberries, including Albion, Totem, and the northwest's coveted hood ($1 / lb.). An assortment of other berries, such as blue-, boysen-, rasp-, and the confused Chuck, grow large and ripe under the Oregon sun ($1 / lb.).
The 26th Annual Tulip Fest at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm welcomes flower-gazers to explore more than 40 acres of farmland and revel in activities such as wine tasting and letterboxing. With 114 tulip varieties, 37 unique daffodils, and myriad other blooms, a stroll through the sweeping fields will seduce nostrils more easily than Rudolph Valentino's shaving scuttle. After perusing the petals, breeze through the gift shop for a selection of cut flowers and bulbs for planting, or fuel up on bratwurst, Mexican fare, and espresso at the al fresco food court. The cost of admission grants entry for a carload of flower fanatics, so bring friends, family, or empty vases in search of true love.
Organic Acres fills clients' arms with seasonally rotating bundles of fresh organic produce. With more than 100 varietals of vegetables, fruits, and herbs, customers can choose the ideal combination to throw at bad comedians or criminals in the village stockades. Browse the online order form for current offerings, such as swiss chard, basil, melons, zucchini, tomatoes, and brussels sprouts. Shoppers can pick up boxes of produce from Organic Acres or have them delivered to doorsteps or front-yard drawbridges for an additional $10 fee.
At Siamak's Car Company, a knowledgeable staff put customers behind the wheel of pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs, or repair and maintain vehicles in the service department. Guests take a stroll on the lot to test out a fleet of more than 150 sedans, trucks, and RVs, with every vehicle treated to a meticulous pre-sale inspection to ensure a long life of performance and absence of poltergeists. In the service department, skilled mechanics tackle routine maintenance services such as oil changes and tire rotations, as well as repairs and part replacements.
Raintree Tropical fills homes and gardens with lush palms and houseplants designed to flourish in the Northwest's climate. Its wares range from delicate orchids to the australian fan palm with large spicy leaves and a tendency to eat all the carbon dioxide in the house.