What’s happening:
It’s blueberry time! After a long, tough winter and a very wet, cool spring, we are finally ready to pick blueberries.  Our farm will be open for the U Pick season, starting 15-16 Jul 2017/ We will be open Saturdays and Sundays 9AM to 5PM for normal summer hours. Mid-week picking will be available by appointment.

Our pricing for blueberries is the same as last year at $2.75/lb for U-Pick and $4.50/lb for ready pick. We are currently accepting ready pick orders until the season supply is exhausted.

We are also excited to announce our participation in the Eclipse Events happening in Clackamas County this coming month. The farm will be hosting music and food events thru the weekend of 18, 19, 20th and 21st of August. Our events will include a Blues/Jazz concert with Robbie Laws, nightly BBQ, special food and drink offerings, and rustic camping for those who seek to gaze skyward without city lights. We look forward to sharing this event with all who can attend.

 

Desserts will be available with each menu featuring blueberries and frozen fruit pops from other seasonal summer produce.

Water and other drinks will be available in the “Store Front” during the entire weekend. Specialty drinks including Lavendar Lemonade and various Iced teas will be offered to compliment the menus.

The current event schedule is as follows:

August 18th 2017

 

August 19th 2017

 

August 20 2017

 

Hawaiian themed BBQ
Menu: Hawaiian Havarti Pork Slider, Tropical Salad, and Grilled Coconut Corn

Blues, BBQ and Blueberries” featuring Robbie Laws Band
Menu : Blueberry BBQ Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Grilled Corn, and Pasta Salad

Mexican themed BBQ
Menu: Pulled Pork Tacos, Mexican Grilled Corn, Chips and Local Salsa

Camping sites are available on the farm surrounding the Labyrinth area Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights for 40.00/night for 1 tent/family up to 5 people.

Daily event fee Friday, Sunday and Monday will be $5.00/Adult and $1.00/Child. Food and beverages will be sold separately each evening during the events.

Concert Day Fee is $10.00/adult and $2.00/Child.

Each event fee includes parking and daily access to the farm during this family centered event.

MoonRidge Farms will be participating in the Mt Hood Territory Solar Eclipse Passport. It will be a great opportunity to share the best of our community during this special weekend.

The Mt. Hood Territory Solar Eclipse Passport will feature a FREE downloadable app that visitors can use to take advantage of special deals at 14 local businesses exclusively over the weekend of the Solar Eclipse (August 18-21).  Featuring farms, wineries, museums, alpacas and more, the e-passport was designed to give visitors a range of activities to engage in over the busy weekend.  A grand prize drawing will also be available to users who visit seven or more sites on the e-passport, and will include a three day, two night stay at a hotel in Mt. Hood Territory! More details to come as the passport is scheduled to be available for download on Monday, July 17.”

We love to share information about our amazing yacon plant and continue to enjoy its benefits.

Our yacon crowns and plant starts are all planted in our various garden areas. We hope you will consider this fun plant when planning your next seasons gardens. Let us know if you have any questions as we are here to help you learn about Yacon and be successful with this plant.

Our new load of certified organic compost has arrived and we are willing to share… We will sell this beautiful compost for your fall garden by the bucket. It’s a great deal for this certified organic dairy compost and less waste than buying in bags.

Feel free to let us know if you would like to come out to enjoy a nice walk in the forest, a family picnic or walk around the labyrinth.

We continue to enjoy our guests at the “Farm Stay”. We are currently taking reservations for your weekend getaway, week day office gatherings or a special birthday party. We also offer gift certificates for the special someone who might enjoy a “bit of country”.

Check out our new and improved booking tool for our MoonRidge Farmstay. We are excited about the tool and hope you will find it fun and easy to use as well. We are also included on Farmstayus.com, a great site about farm stays in the US.

Let us know how we can assist with your booking, help prepare for your visit, or send a gift certificate to a special friend or family member.

Our store front is fully stocked to offer bagged and bulk organic teas, jams, syrups, honey and bee products, holiday items, gardening goodies and summer organic produce as it is available!

We continue to be members of the Tri-County Farms and Mollala Farm Loop! The Tri-County Farm brochure is a great resource for u-pick and ready pick farms in the area. Tri-County Farm Fresh Produce Guides will be available at the farm and various community locations throughout the season. The Molalla Farm Loop features farms and local businesses in the area that provide an interesting rural experience for those who want to take a little time to explore the area. We will be sharing events throughout the season and will provide updates of Farm Loop events as well.

As always we are actively seeking volunteers and community members who might want to get involved in our efforts here at the farm and in our community! Let us know what you are interested in! We can always use help keeping up with the weeds, tending to the flower gardens and maintenance of all kinds!

We will continue to offer picnic areas, a medicine wheel labyrinth walk, forest trails and backyard event areas for small gatherings! During the summer we offer U-Pick produce, flowers, and farm fun along with our family of farm animals … Buster (goat) who is getting up in age but still as nosey as ever! The goat does, Daisy and Bella are healthy and happy in the fields! Our wonderful flock of Turkins that are laying lovely big brown eggs and of course our current waggle of pugs … Pixie, Lucy Lou, Sugar and our big boy “Thunder!” We look forward to sharing our farm and the peaceful countryside with you!