This is the first in a series of my favorite farms in the Portland area. Summer is here! My Farm Fresh group on Facebook is up and running with picking times and dates at my favorite local Portland-area farms. The first fresh fruit of summer is rhubarb, followed closely by Hood Strawberries. One of my favorite farms for Hood Strawberries is Lee Farms in Tualatin.
Like most farms that offer u-pick fruit, Lee Farms is adorable. Hello red barn inspired building, flower trellis and hanging flower baskets!
Of course, my favorite is the small, delicate Hood Strawberries that taste like strawberry candy.
In addition to a friendly, welcoming outside, Lee Farms has a pretty cool farm store. They offer fresh fruits and vegetables and a wide variety of local honey.
If it’s sweets you want, look no further than their home-made fudge or freezer full of fruit pies made fresh on site.
Farm events include berry season in early summer, Strawberry Festival during Father’s day weekend, Corn & Peach Festival during the last full weekend in August, Fall Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch in October and holiday festivities in November & December at the Christmas tree farm. If you live in the Portland area, it’s not too late to get your hands on some Hood Strawberries at Lee Farms. If you don’t live nearby, you can order Aunt Becky’s Hood Strawberry Fruit Spread made from Lee Farm strawberries.