Here in Lane County we have a host of October-ish things to anticipate.
One is the gem of a farm we have in
For instance, long after other farms close for the season, Detering remains open.
Detering has a story.
Siblings Greig and Becky are the 3rd generation of Deterring’s to run the family farm. They’re committed to maintaining the values that their red-suspender-wearing father Roger passionately instilled…celebrating the seasons, providing affordable, family memories, and teaching children where their food comes from. Becky says, “I love the feeling of the fall here at Detering. And we all look forward to the field trips we host all season.”
And this is THE TIME of the year to visit! They kick off Apple Daze this weekend and continue through October (8am-7pm on Saturdays, 8am-6pm on Sundays).
Samples of apple cider and apple cobbler. Live music. Free corn maze and hay bale maze. Play area. Face painting.
apple launcher, feeding the barn animals, and a tractor ride out to the u-pick orchard (kids are actually free for that one, adults are $1).
join the Apple Daze Kickoff with pumpkin carving demonstrations and giveaways.
bring a decorated or carved pumpkin and receive free Apple Blaster tickets!
come dressed in your Halloween costumes for FREE apple blaster tickets and PRIZES for best costume!
My family happens to be regulars at Detering. Recently, we tramped through the mazes, hit up the sample tables, launched a dozen apples and played. But the highlight was definitely picking apples… once we aggressively interviewed the staff for their recommendations.
After all, Detering has over 30 apple varietals!
Melrose and the Jonagolds.
Grab this handy chart at the farm to get an idea of what kind of apples to get for your dish or sauce. U-pick vary around 72 cents/pound.
Also available for picking:
pears, tomatoes, peppers and flowers.
Now, go! Enjoy!
Tell them GoMomGo sent you!