Albany Visitors Association
110 3rd Ave. SE,
Albany OR 97321
PO Box 965
Situated smack in the middle of Oregon’s most fertile growing region, Albany is overflowing with farmers producing high-quality fresh foods. You can sample their hard work for yourself by visiting one of several local farmers’ markets, or by visiting a farm in person.
Farmers’ markets are one of the best ways to get acquainted with the products and farmers available in a region. Plus–they’re fun! Brimming over with live music, tasty food, street performers and more, the mid-valley’s farmers’ markets are more than a place to buy fresh food–they’re a place to experience the life of your community.
Albany Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 4th & Ellsworth, Albany (City Hall Parking lot). Runs April-November.
Corvallis Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays, 1st and Jackson, Corvallis (on the riverfront). Runs April-November.
Corvallis Indoor Winter Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis (in Guerber Hall at the Benton County Fairgrounds). Runs January-April.
Lebanon Downtown Farmers’ Market: 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Grant & Main, Lebanon (parking lot near Chase Bank). Runs May-October.
Brownsville Farmers’ Market: 3-7 p.m.Thursdays, Park & Main, Brownsville (across from City Hall). Runs June-October.
Sweet Home Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Hwy 20 & Hwy 228 (in the Thriftway parking lot). Runs June-September.
Sweet, sweet strawberries. Crisp apples. Fresh corn on the cob. Hearty grains. Grass-fed meat. Is your mouth watering yet? These are just a few of the products grown within 25 miles of Albany. This isn’t a complete listing of every farm nearby (there are way too many!) but just a sampling of some local farms that offer direct sales and u-picks. Many farm stands are seasonal; contact the farm before you make the trip.
Midway Farms: organic eggs, fruits, veggies, herbs and more. 6980 NW Highway 20, Albany.
Adairs Orchards: U-pick orchards, farm stand with fruits, veggies and herbs.36542 Hwy 226, Albany.
Bose Family Farm: Seasonal farm stand, CSA program, and a corn maze every fall. 35765 Cyrus Rd. NE, Albany.
Grandpa’s Fresh Market: Indoor farm store with fruits and veggies, plus u-pick produce. 35483 Hwy 226, Albany.
Bob’s Blueberrry Hill Farm: Blueberry farm open daily from sunrise until sunset, July-August. U-pick and pre-picked, seven varieties of blueberries. 34830 Meridian Rd., Lebanon.
Springbank Farm: Blueberry farm open for sales and u-pick July-August, plus blueberry wine for sale and tasting. 32264 Berlin Rd., Lebanon.
Peoria Road Farm Market: Fruit, vegetable and flower market with farm store and u-pick. 33269 Peoria Rd, Corvallis.
Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Markets. The organization behind the Corvallis and Albany outdoor farmers’ markets. Features a directory of market vendors.
Calapooia Food Alliance. Non-profit devoted to local food and sustainability, centered in Brownsville.
Ten Rivers Food Web. Local food organization covering Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties. Website features a searchable directory of local growers and local ingredients.
Farm Stay U.S. Network of farms and farmers that offer visitors a chance to visit and vacation on a real working farm.