Jan Ellings and her family had a dream. All the years when work took them away from Newberg, the concept simmered gently on the back burner. They owned land for 30 years but it wasn’t until they returned to Oregon about ten years ago that the farm at Chehelem Flats started becoming the reality it is now.
They always wanted to grow food for the local community. In the past two years the pace has increased with the opening of a farm stand at 17733 North Valley Road, The farm has 80 acres with some leased out for grass seed production, but over time the food production has been and will continue to increase.
Most of the produce sold at the market is grown in a quarter-acre garden plot with additional land planted with lavender, black currants and figs. Everything is grown without chemicals but Chehelem Flats is not certified organic at this time. Several small hoop houses provide space for plant starts in the late winter which helps them control the varieties. They raise a lot of heirloom produce with amazing flavor, not found in local grocery stores.
The store also has other items including other foods produced in Yamhill County and other nearby areas of Oregon as well as handmade items from nearby crafters. Stop by when out wine tasting on the weekends for lunch items as well as more to be enjoyed at home.
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