On the Farm – Gardenworks

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By virtue of a winning silent auction bid at last week's Salem Courthouse Al Fresco Dinner, my wife and I possessed one delicious raspberry pie and a gift certificate for ten pounds of self-pick blueberries – both from Gardenworks, a farm and farm stand located in Eastern Washington County in the Town of Hebron. With a day off after a decent night on call in the hospital and sunshine to boot, my wife and I headed on over to the farm earlier this week. The drive is a sportscar's dream with plenty of rolling, curvy country roads and beautiful scenery. The farm itself is set amongst rolling hills and is the picture of pastoral beauty. The stand is loaded with beautiful flowers, both fresh and dried as well as a fine array of fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses. My wife and I picked up our belts and buckets and made our way up to the extensive and loaded blueberry bushes on the hill across the road from the stand. There is another extensive stand of bushes behind the farm stand, but we had no need to explore there as we were able to quickly load up on our allotment and more, all while feasting on some of the best, fattest and most luscious blueberries around. Raspberries are also available for picking, but we are assured that they will be at their best later in the season. A return visit may very well be in order.


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