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Time to reach for the peach

In the words of Merle Haggard: It’s peach pickin’ time in Georgia, it’s peach pickin’ time in Tennessee. It’s also peach picking time in Oregon. Gather up the family and head to a local u-pick peach farm to harvest barrels of the tender and delicious fruit. It’s time for canned peaches, cobblers, pies, chutney, and even pickled peaches and peach butter.

n Jossy Farms, 31965 N.W. Beach Road in Hillboro. Open for Red Haven and Blazing Star peaches. Open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for u-pick. Call 503-647-5234 before heading out to make sure they’re open. $1 per pound.

n Grossen Peaches, 23990 N.W. Grossen Drive in Hillsboro. Open for Red Haven u-pick peaches 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 503-647-0005 for more information. $1 per pound.

n Bays Farm, 14550 N.W. Bays Drive in Banks. Open for u-pick peaches and nectarines with different varieties ripening throughout August. Usually open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 503-324-0261 for more information and to make sure they’re open. $1 per pound.

n Duyck’s Peachy Pig Farm, 34840 S.W. Johnson School Road in Cornelius. Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Call 503-357-3570 for more information. $2 per pound for u-pick, $3 per pound for ready picked.



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