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A visit to small farms

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014

Colorful and wild-looking succulents and cactuses decorate the 200-foot greenhouse at Yaquina Nursery. The nursery was a stop on this year’s Yachats River Valley Farm Tour and visitors were delighted by the many succulents and cactuses filling the greenhouses. (Photos by Abbie Tumbleson)
YACHATS — Few things in life are more grand than a Sunday drive in the countryside. Add in stops to a selection of small, local farms nestled along the Yachats River Road, and it becomes a grand adventure.

For the last several years, small farms along the Yachats River have opened their doors to the community, inviting people to come in, take a look around and get to know their local farmers a little better.

Catherine Lucido has been organizing the Yachats Valley Farm Tour since it first came to fruition.

She owns and operates Forks Farm with her husband, Richard Taves. Forks Farm, situated along the north fork of Yachats River Road, specializes in blueberries, floral needs and produce. Visitors are often impressed with the colorful variety of fresh flowers growing on the property. And Lucido’s specially made organic jams, like the three-berry and peach vanilla bean, are something to write home about. Better yet, grab a jar on a visit to the farm before they’re all gone.

Lucido was encouraged to organize a farm tour, and the tour has met the goals of reaching out to the community and educating folks about the beautiful Yachats River Valley.

For the complete article see the 08-27-2014 issue.

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