Best You-Pick Farms in Salem, Oregon

Oregon's capital city is surrounded by stunning rural scenery, including a variety of U-pick farms. Depending on the month, from summer to fall, you can pick your produce, from berries to apples and peppers and tomatoes in between. There's nothing like finding your perfect Halloween pumpkin, still growing on the vine. Check out these spots around Salem, that worth making the drive out from Portland for.

Berries and Corn and More
Boones Ferry Berry Farms specializes in a variety of berries that Oregon is best known for. Depending on the month, you can pick your own strawberries, as well as blueberries and blackberries. Don't forget to get some marionberries too, because they are only found in Oregon. You can also buy already picked berries and even corn, once Fall rolls around.

Berries and Squash, Etc.
Fordyce Farm is located on the outskirts of Salem. Depending on the time of year, you can pick your own fruits, including a selection of berries such as blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries, and black currants, along with tree fruits. You can also pick your own more rare variets of berries, such as Kotata blackberries, pink currants, and red gooseberries. During October, you can pick your perfect pumpkin from a variety of different varieties as well as other gourds and squashes.

Fancy Fruits
Greens Bridge Gardens has tons of u-pick produce available. Peaches, watermelons are available during the summer months. Once fall rolls around, look for a variety of squashes, pumpkins and more. Check out the farm's Facebook page for updated information on what to bring for your picking adventure, as well as the vegetables and fruits that are available at the time.

Apples and More
Olson Farms has berries and peach and nectarines before fall comes around and with it, apple-picking season. Check out the website for information about which fruits are available when, including a variety of apples.

Hit up these farms to see where your produce comes from and also for a fun way to spend the day—just be sure to check the hours before you head of town.

Carly Zinderman is a freelance writer from Los Angeles that currently spends her time exploring Portland. She has written for many websites on topics including travel, food and drink.