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The Farmstand is Open for Summer Hours

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm!

Strawberry U-pick is open and it's a great berry year! Strawberry fever is running high right now so the patch has been getting picked out by noon most days - FYI in case you are coming a long distance just for u-pick.

Keep in mind that our strawberry season is 4+ months long - there will be berries from now through September, and they only get sweeter, redder and riper as the summer advances! We encourage folks who want to do a big pick to fill their freezer or make their winter's-worth of jam to come slightly later in the summer when the berries are super-abundant and strawberry fever has subsided a little.

  • We accept cash, checks, WIC, SNAP and Farm Direct Coupons at the farmstand. We cannot run credit cards because of our rural, offline location. Thanks for bringing small bills if paying with cash!
  • We have limited u-pick buckets and boxes available but encourage you to bring your own containers for u-pick (especially if you plan to pick a large amount of fruit or flowers). Please check in with our cashier before and after u-picking.
  • Please park nose-in at the pull-out. Do not block the farm entrance and do not drive into the field.
  • Please leave pets in your car.
  • No smoking
  • No potable water available.
  • Please leave no trace; there is no garbage service at the farm.

To find us, follow directions to the farmstand.

Valley Flora - Growing Good Food for Local Folks

Valley Flora is a mother-and-two-daughter collective nestled on the banks of Floras Creek near Langlois, Oregon. Together, we grow hundreds of varieties of vegetables, berries and fruit to feed our local coastal community year-round. Our farm was founded in 1998 with a deep commitment to ecological and organic farming practices and our passion is growing good food with an eye towards the artful. Our love of this beautiful valley – the fertile loam and the river that runs through it - inspires us to farm with the next generation in mind, and the next. We rely on crop diversity, compost, cover crops, and crop rotation to keep our farm healthy and thriving both above and below ground. Although we have chosen not to pursue organic certification, we adhere to all organic standards and production practices. With the help of our draft horses, a handful of fantastic employees, and one little tractor, we are grateful to call this our life and our livelihood (we love what we do - so much you can taste it!). Thank you for supporting small family farms like ours!  

Valley Flora - Powered by the Sun!

We are officially running on solar power at Valley Flora! It's been a long-awaited project - a decade-long dream - and now we are not only making our own power to run the walk-in cooler, the freezers, the lights, the greenhouse fans, and the irrigation pump (all of our core infrastructure), but we were actually sending power back to the grid as well! What a feeling to harness all that hot sun that's usually beating down on the barn roof making us sweaty on a packout day and to turn it into electricity instead: the hum of our walk-in, the whir of the greenhouse fans, the cycling of the pump, all thanks to the generosity of the sun.

It took ten years to get here, but this past 18 months the dream started to become a reality thanks to a combination of factors. Solar technology has gotten twice as affordable and twice as efficient in the past decade. In winter of 2018 a farmer friend and tireless renewable energy advocate put us in touch with a Spark Northwest, a non-profit in Seattle that provides grant-writing assistance to small businesses for renewable energy projects. With their help we applied for a federal and a state grant and were fortunate to receive both. We also received a Wild Rivers Coast Alliance small grant and a number of generous individual donations from CSA members and friends of the farm. All together these funds got us close enough to the project budget that we were able to give Sol Coast the green light to do the installation at the end of May and flip the switch on the inverters in early June!

I want to express my deepest thanks to everyone who chipped in to make this happen at the farm, and to all of you who have cheered and voted for the project along the way. As farmers we are feeling the unnerving effects of climate change directly (more extreme weather events, hotter and drier summers) and we want to be a pro-active part of the solution. Solar feels like a huge step in the right direction and we couldn't have done it without the support of Oregon Department of Energy, USDA, Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, Sol Coast, Kyle Electric, Coos Curry Electric Co-op and so many of you! Thank you for being part of positive change!

Add Yourself to Our CSA Waiting List!

Hoping to join our CSA to get a weekly basket of fresh produce delivered to your neighborhood? Join our waiting list! We will contact you if a space becomes available this season, and next winter when sign-ups begin for the 2020 season.

You can read more about our Harvest Baskets, Salad Shares, Flower Shares and Tamale Shares here.

Thanks for your interest in our farm, and for supporting local, regenerative, family-scale farming!

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