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Sandy Area Farm Loop

Sandy Area Farm LoopDiscover unique and interesting places to visit only 30 minutes from Portland. The Sandy Area Farm Loop brochure was developed in 2009 with the help of local farm owners by Mary Stewart, under contract with the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce. Funding was made possible through a grant from the Clackamas Oregon's Mt. Hood TerritoryCounty Tourism Development Council.

You can pick up a brochure at the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce (Visitors Center) at 38963 Pioneer Boulevard in downtown Sandy (503-668-4006, www.sandyoregonchamber .org). Or you can print the pdf version from this web site.

Information updated August 2010

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1. Esterbrook Farm (alpacas and eggs)
Hosts:  Jim and Karen Dunn
21225 SE Walgren Rd, Damascus, OR 97089
(503) 951-1441

Alpacas are the main attraction on this small farm. You’ll see all colors of alpacas, including a silver fleeced alpaca.  On this farm, all their babies (creas) are born in September.  Alpacas for sale – breeding stock and fiber animals. You’ll also find fresh brown and green (yes, green!) eggs for sale and strutting peacocks, including an unusual pure white male. A colorful place.  Buses should call ahead. Gravel road and parking area. Open most weekends – please call ahead for days and hours of operation.

2. Olson Farm (fresh vegetables, flower baskets and nursery stock)
Host: Don and Denise Olson
22255 SE Borges Rd, Damascus, 97089
503-658-2237

www.olson-farms.com
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A farm stand with seasonal ready-picked fresh produce, hanging baskets and nursery stock at reasonable prices. 200 acres of growing fields surround the farm stand and flat gravel parking lot. A Century Farm established 1906. Strawberries, blueberries, marionberries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, cherries, nectarines, plums, apricots, apples, pears, peas, beans, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, corn, cabbage, broccoli,  cauliflower, squash, pumpkins, gourds and straw bales for fall décor. Call for availability and special orders. Horse-drawn hay rides to pumpkin patch last three October weekends. OK for buses. Open late May-Sept daily 9am – 6pm.\

3. Liepold Farms (berries, corn, pumpkins, fall décor, kids activities)
Host: Marcia Liepold
14050 SW Richey Rd, Boring OR 97009 (Fall Festival/Corn Maze)
27600 SE Kelso Rd, Boring OR 97009 (Fruit Stand)
(503) 663-3442
Email: scuf123@aol.com

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Liepold Farms Fruit Stand: Fresh ready-picked berries, fruit and sweet corn. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, marionberries, blackcaps, boysenberries, fall raspberries and blackberries. Open June 1 – Aug 31 daily 9a – 6p or when sold out.
Liepold Farms Fall Festival /Corn Maze: Experience the fun of the fall harvest: hay maze, merry-go-round, hay ride, corn maze. Plenty of farm-grown pumpkins, cornstalks, gourds and hay for fall decorating! Indoor Kids Pavilion offers hands-on activities. Pumpkin Pult – hit the target for a free pumpkin! Buy a farm pass or individual activities. Rain or shine. OK for buses. Open Oct 1 – 31 daily 9 am – 5 pm.

4. Damascus Fancy Plants Garden Center (trees, shrubs, flowers)
Hosts: Debi Ward, Teresa Lund and Michael Dillard
11750 SE 242nd Ave
Damascus, OR   97089
(503) 849-1707
debiward@williamdillardnurseryco.com

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Visit this charming new garden center for top quality plants and sage garden advice.  While the star of the show is Japanese Laceleaf Maples, you’ll find a variety of nursery stock to love: annuals, perennials and vegetable starts.  All plants are grown on-site or nearby.  50 years of experience. Make sure to visit the gift shop, which is converted from a century-old barn. You’ll find candles, wind chimes and more! Tue-Sun 10a-6p. Open year ‘round except for winter break: Dec 23 – Feb 1.

5. Agro Works (Blueberries and fresh produce)
Hosts: Greg and Marcia Brown
13651 SE Orient Dr. Boring, OR 97009
(503) 668-6547
BrownGM@aol.com

Fresh blueberries and produce grown on a farm homestead established in 1916. The Browns continue the farming tradition of this historic land by raising and offering blueberries and fresh produce at their farm stand. Ready-picked heirloom vegetables, salad greens and salad fixin’s, squash, beets, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, Fairy Tale eggplants, herbs, Walla Walla Sweet and Spanish White onions. Sustainable practices. Open most days 8am – 4pm from mid-July through Labor Day. Call for availability or special orders. Landscape design and maintenance services also available.

6. Bushue Family Farm Market & Nursery (flowering baskets, nursery stock, u-pick berries, pumpkins, farm animals)
9880 SE Revenue Rd, Boring, OR 97009
(503) 663-6709
retail@bushuefarming.com
www.bushuefarming.com

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Local farmers offering a country experience to their neighbors and visitors. From early May, step into the greenhouse for a wide variety of flowering baskets, bedding plants, patio containers, vegetable starts and basil.  In late May, watch for U-pick strawberries to be ripe and ready for you to harvest for your pies and jams. In mid June U-pick raspberries. Farm closes in July. Reopens in August for heirloom tomatoes and vegetables. Come in October for pumpkin patch fun: pick your pumpkin, hay maze and tractor rides. Open early May through early July, then the last 3 weeks of Oct. Open Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4.

7. N&N Garden Farm (herbs, heirloom vegetables, artisan soaps, farm animals)
Hosts: Nadja and Nik Paea
9500 SE Revenue Rd, Boring, OR 97009
(503) 663-0740

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A great little place to buy cooking and medicinal herbs, heirloom vegetable plants, artisan soaps and hand-crafted herbal gifts. You’ll find pineapple sage, tangerine sage, lime thyme, bee balm, poppies, comfrey, lemon catnip, lemon verbena, lavenders and scented geraniums. More than 50 varieties of heirloom tomato and other vegetable starts. Natural bug-repelling shampoos for you and for your dog. Tours of the tiny farm’s sustainable herb gardens to see the growing habits of more than 190 varieties of herbs offered by appointment. Farm animals, large vegetable garden and home orchard.  Wear close-toed shoes. Limited parking.  Open early May – July, Fri, Sun, Mon 9am – 5pm and by appointment.

8. Dutcher’s Fresh Produce and Christmas Trees (Fresh produce, farm animals, Christmas trees)
Hosts: Rollo,Phyllis,Mark,Michele Dutcher
33755 SE Compton Rd, Boring, OR 97009
(503) 663-4127
pdutch@peoplepc.com

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Fresh produce from Mid May- Sept.: Lettuce, spinach, bok choy, spring greens, broccoli, cabbage cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, beans, squash, cucumbers, seedlings, vegetables starts, perennials, herbs and flowers. Christmas Trees from day after Thanksgiving through Christmas. Flocked trees, greens, candle arrangements, decorations, hand-crafted gifts, fresh cut trees (large size trees) saws, restrooms and baled. Friendly farm animals. Lots of water fowl and a pond. Baby lambs and goats in the spring. Open daily 8a to dark. Small groups welcome¬—please call ahead. Paved parking lot.

9. Starr Alpaca Farm (Alpacas and lavender)
Hosts: Valorie and Duane Starr
36801 Proctor Rd,Boring, OR 97009
(503) 668-6998
www.starralpacafarm.com

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See blue ribbon-winning Suri and Huacaya alpacas and their babies born between May and Sept. Each alpaca has been carefully selected for the fineness, luster of their fiber and their overall conformation.  Meet the special livestock guard dogs and our llama that protect the alpacas from predators. U-pick lavender is available in July and August. Alpacas for breeding stock and fiber/pet alpacas are for sale.  Yarns made from our alpacas as well as shawls and throws are available in our farm store.  Garments, gloves, hats, blankets and teddy bears made from alpaca fiber are also available.   Watch the free range chickens that produce terrific brown and blue eggs (for sale).  Bring your bucket and take home compost for your garden.  Group tours available by prior arrangement.  Open most weekends April through Sept. 10 am until dusk.

10. Wasson Bros Wine (wines, supplies, gifts, specialty foods)
Hosts: John and Jim Wasson
17020 Ruben Lane, Sandy OR 97055
(503) 668-3124

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Wine tasting and tours given daily by the John and Jim Wasson –identical twin brothers – who have been making and selling wines for decades. They specialize in fruit wines, with rhubarb and loganberry wines proven to be special crowd pleasers. Grape wines, too, and a large gift shop with wine-making supplies.  Paved parking lot. Open year ‘round daily 9am – 5pm.

11. Cedar Springs Alpacas. (alpacas, fiber, gifts, pond, weddings and events)
Hosts: Sandi and Arnie Poutala
12441 SE Lusted, Sandy, OR 97055
(503) 668-9023
Arnie@cedarspringsalpacas.com
www.cedarspringsalpacas.com

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50 fluffy Huacaya  Alpacas welcome you to our farm. 14 babies are expected May – Oct. Shop for alpaca sweaters, scarves, blankets, teddy bears and yarns in our quaint Country Farm Store.  You can purchase raw fleece and even alpacas if you have a good home for them.  See the process of taking the fleece from raw fiber to wearable fashions. Tour our 300 sq.ft. In-Tree House, the Thomas Kincaid Children’s Cottage or relax by our spring-fed trout pond.  Cedar Springs Country Estate Wedding Park comes complete with Victorian Gazebo, amphitheater, fountains and babbling brook.  Weddings and special events hosted July - Sept. Open most weekends May – Sept. 9 am until dusk.

12. Alpacas of Valhalla (alpacas and hands-on tours)
Hosts: Yvette and Gary Jacoby
19111 SE Langensand Rd, Sandy 97055.
503-668-3640
alpofvalhalla@msn.com

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You will be met at the Bavarian-style log home by Gary or Yvette Jacoby and given a hands-on tour of the alpacas and buildings.  You will have the opportunity to touch and lead one of our gentle alpacas.  See the unique straw-bale constructed barn and learn about the care and handling of these amazing animals.  There is plenty of time for questions. Baby alpacas to see April – September. Breeding stock and fiber animals for sale. Free range chicken eggs. Families welcome. Turnaround driveway for buses. Alpaca store coming soon! Open most weekends April – Sept. from 9 am until dusk. To make sure to catch us, call or email before you come.

13. Drumcliffe Farm (Jacob sheep yarn, fleeces, batts)
Hosts: Jan and Jeff Jaqua
52203 E. Terra Fern Drive
Sandy, OR 97055
(503) 577-7010  
drumcliffefarm@gmail.com
www.drumcliffefarm.com    drumcliffefarm.blogspot.com

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Tour our farm and meet our colorful Jacob sheep, a primitive breed, listed by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. Our sheep are raised with sustainable and natural practices.  Attend a shearing event in early February or drop by during March for lambing.  See how wool is cleaned, carded, and spun.  Our products: unwashed fleeces, batts, roving, and yarn in natural colors, are all for sale in the studio.  Lambs (100% grass fed) are for sale as breeding stock or meat.   Open most weekends from May – September.  Call ahead for week-day visits.

14. Rainbow Creek Trout Farm (rainbow trout fishing)
Hosts: Mike & Marti Kaiser
52560 E. Sylvan Dr, Sandy, OR 97055
(503) 622-5223
www.rainbowtroutfarm.com

Catch a trout – catch a memory with family and friends from one of 10 sparkling pools on this magnificent 30-acre estate. Fishers of all ages will enjoy casting their rod and reeling in a plump rainbow trout. Pay by the length of fish you catch: a 7” trout costs only a buck! Poles, tackle and bait available or bring your own. There’s no license required and no limit to the number of fish you catch or the fun you’ll have! Convenient fish cleaning station – you clean or we clean at no charge. Catch ‘em then cook ‘em and eat ‘em at the picnic and barbecue area.  Open Mar. 1 – Oct. 15 daily from 10 am ‘til dusk. Paved parking lot with bus parking. Wheelchair accessible.

15. Sandy Salmon Bed & Breakfast Lodge. (lodging, fishing and hospitality)
Hosts: Jerry & Maggie Emmert
61661 E. Hwy 26, Sandy, OR 97055
(503) 622-6699   Email:gkemre@juno.com
www.sandysalmon.com

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Expect to be pampered in a fabulous setting, with a view of two rivers crashing together in a maze of whitewater, while relaxing on the two-tier deck or around a campfire in the evening. In our 6000 sq ft log lodge there are lots of amenities to enjoy. Watch the Koi fish in the indoor pool and hear the splash of the waterfall from the plush seating before a stone fireplace. Go for games in the rec room or movies/TV in the home theater. Evening snacks and a sumptuous breakfast. One of the best salmon fishing holes on the Sandy River! Fly fishing available on the Salmon River. Open year ‘round.

Farm-related Points of Interest
(See map)
1. Fish Hatchery, 39800 SE Fish Hatchery Rd, Sandy, OR 97055
2. Jonsrud Lookout, 15652 Bluff Rd, Sandy, OR 97055

Lodging
(See map)
1. Best Western Sandy Inn
37465 Highway 26, Sandy, Oregon, 97055-7207
Phone: (503) 668-7100    
www.bestwestern.com
Email: 38155@hotel.bestwestern.com

2. Sandy Salmon Bed & Breakfast (see #15 above)
61661 E. Hwy 26, Sandy, OR 97055, (503) 622-6699
www.sandysalmon.com