The best time of the year in our area is when the raspberries ripen.
Red. Delicious. Ripe. Raspberries.
There is nothing better.
A bite size piece of heaven.
Today we decided to take a couple hours to pick berries in the Scholls area of Washington County. There are several places to choose from. Some are quite nice.
We chose Rowell Bros, a local family-owned farm. It’s a basic place. There are rows of berries, you take a bucket and pick them. No fancy store. No fancy buckets. No extra attractions for the kids. Just rows and rows and rows of berries.
This year grandma, the cousins and auntie were able to go with us. We came home with over 17 pounds of delicious Willamette Red Raspberries today ! Of course as someone who loves to go with her camera…I have pictures!
My mom is learning her new camera. I was trying to show her how to selective focus and decrease the depth of field. This shot isn’t the best, but I absolutely love the colors!
We allowed the older children to pick berries in their own row. The Boy grabbed a bucket, his iPod and I never heard from him until the end.
Gabby picking berries.
Grandma caught the younger two giggling next to us. This was such a neat little break in the row. They were happy to show us their pickings!
My cute little berry pickers! Sweety and Bella!
About the Farm
The Rowell Family has been farming this land for over 150 years! They know berries! Located in scenic Scholls, the area is know to produce some of the finest berries! As a customer every year, I agree!
The farm is located next to Scholls Community Center. Pull into the parking lot. Bring containers (be sure to have the containers weighed before picking), or use their buckets. Bring containers to take the berries home or you can buy the buckets. They accept cash or check only. Flats of pre-picked berries are available for purchase.
There are two porta-potty stations with hand-washing stations. (Awesome if you have a “have to go NOOOOW” child!)
I highly recommend this berry farm and will be back later this season for upcoming berries!