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Visit Corvallis | 07/17/2023 | Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries, Hotels & Lodging, Itineraries, MWV Food Trail, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants

Flora and Fauna: Alsea to Albany

Begin your journey along the Marys Peak to Pacific Scenic Byway, following coastal breezes into the valley. Idyllic mornings at Alsea’s Leaping Lamb Farm and Farm Stay might include feeding lambs before breakfast. Next, visit Alsea Trout Hatchery to see steelhead spawning from November through March, or explore the photo-worthy gardens at The Thyme Garden April through August. Make sure to purchase one of their 10,000 herb starts to bring the garden home with you.

Nourish your spirit with Sunday brunch at Eats & Treats Café in downtown Philomath, where offerings are made from scratch and gluten free. Then stock up on local goods and fresh produce at the Philomath Farmers’ Market or Sunbow Produce, a 50-year old farm with certified organic farming methods.

Enjoy craft beers on the roof of Sky High Brewery in downtown Corvallis while enjoying the views of Marys Peak - the highest point in the Coast Range with wildflowers from spring through summer and stunning panoramic views year round.

On your way to Albany, Peoria Road Farm Market vendors await in a cheery red barn with some of the highest-quality and best-priced seasonal produce around.

Continue along farmlands to Iron Water Ranch to take a fiber arts class and meet sheep, including newborn lambs each spring. Blueberry lovers can pick 19 different varieties of blueberries at Bryant Family Farm and horticulturists can grab organic supplies and garden-themed gifts at Urban Ag Supply.

End your day with drinks and games at the shared warehouse of Vivacity Fine Spirits and Calapooia Brewing or at Albany’s brewstillery, Deluxe Brewing and Sinister Distilling.

Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail

The Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail highlights the agricultural treasures you'll find in Linn and Benton Counties.

Find the farms that grow the fresh and delicious produce that fill our restaurants, the hops, grapes, and more that go into our wines, craft beers, and distilleries, the wools that go into clothes, fiber arts, and more. Visit farm stands and farmers markets, restaurants that specialize in farm-to-table dining, Oregon wine, craft brews, ranches, and so much more along the Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail.

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Photo Credit: The Thyme Garden, by Reed Lane Photography. Keep up with Corvallis news, events and happenings by signing up for our email newsletter.

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