Farms & Gardens

Photo by Robyn Unruh

Rich soil and a mild climate are the perfect mixture for a variety of crops! That’s why “Dine at the Source” is a way of life in Pacific County. You can pick up fresh food at our markets during the summer from local vendors or visit our grocery stores anytime of year for a selection of fresh, local products.

Markets

SATURDAY MARKET AT THE PORT OF ILWACO

Dozens of vendors line the pedestrian only walkway along the Port of Ilwaco in the summer. Find delicious fresh produce and work by local artisans!

COLUMBIA PACIFIC FARMERS MARKET

Each Friday in summer, vendors and artisans gather in Veteran’s Field in downtown Long Beach. Hang out and enjoy live music, treats, and family fun!

BOG & BAY

Pacific County is perhaps best known for its oyster and cranberry farms. Learn more about these delicious, local crops below!

Cranberry harvest. Photo by Damian Mulinix.

Cranberries

Many visitors are surprised to learn that America’s native fruit, the cranberry, is grown locally in great quantity. In fact, approximately one-third of the nation’s cranberry crop is produced in Washington State.

Most of the berries grown on the Peninsula are destined for juice, due to the weather conditions of the area bringing out the valued red color. These berries are harvested in flooded bogs. Watch the harves, each October at the WSU Cranberry Demonstration Farm.

Shucking a fresh oyster. Photo by Damian Mulinix.

Oysters

One in every four oysters consumed in the United States comes from Willapa Bay, a pristine estuary that is part of life in Pacific County. Pick up a bag of fresh oysters for your culinary creations. Smoked oysters, like these from Ekone Bay, make terrific gifts to bring back from your Pacific County adventure.

For an unforgettable experience, visit the Goose Point Oystery where you can buy oysters and grill them on their deck overlooking the Willapa.

FARM & GARDEN

Painted Lady Lavender Farm & Gardens

Address:
1664 Hwy 101 South, Ilwaco, WA
Phone:
360.642.3531

The Planter Box

Address:
12702 Pacific Way, Long Beach, WA
Phone:
360.642.4450 or 360.642.9276
About:
1.5 acre nursery and garden store. Farm feed. Hay. Dog, cat & horse supply. Open Year-round.

Columbia Pacific Farmers Market

Address:
Veterans Field, Long Beach
Phone:
360.244.3921
About:
Fridays - mid June - September. Noon - 5pm

Ekone Oyster Co.

Address:
378 Bay Center Road, Bay Center, WA
Phone:
360.875.5494
About:
Hours Mon-Friday 7:00-4:00. Shucked/Live/Smoked Oysters, Smoked and Fresh Canned Albacore

Starvation Alley Farms

Starvation Alley Farms
Address:
203 Bolstad Ave., Long Beach, WA
Phone:
360.642.3364
About:
Starvation Alley, named after the country road leading to its first bogs, is a cranberry farm in Long Beach. The state’s first organic cranberry growers, Starvation Alley now assists its neighbors through the tough 3-year organic transition process, preserving more northwest watersheds. Starvation Alley makes handcrafted, healthy products like 100% cold-pressed, unsweetened juice and seasonal sauces. You can purchase products on the peninsula and online.

BasketCase Greenhouse

Address:
12106 Sandridge Road, Long Beach, WA
Phone:
360.642.8860
About:
Vibrant annuals & perennials - Lovely hanging baskets - Grasses, succulents - Herbs & veggie starts - Organic soils

Goose Point Oysters

Address:
7081 Niawiakum St., Hwy 101, near Bay Center, WA
Phone:
360.875.6629
About:
Incredible views and the freshest, tastiest oysters in the Pacific Northwest. Oysters pre-shucked or in the shell, and a variety of goods. On our patio shuck your own oysters to bbq or on the half shell!

Cranberry Museum & Demonstration Farm

Cranberry Museum & Demonstration Farm
Address:
2907 Pioneer Rd, Long Beach, WA
Phone:
360.642.5553
About:
Open April-Dec. See cranberry harvest 2nd weekend in October. Self-guided walking tours., Open April-Dec. See cranberry harvest 2nd weekend in October. Self-guided walking tours.

Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco

Address:
Waterfront Way at the Port of Ilwaco
Phone:
360.214.4964
About:
Open every Saturday. May through September, 10am-4pm

Live Music & Festivals on the LBP

Enjoy live music every night on the Long Beach Peninsula. Be sure to mark your calendar for annual festivals!

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Join us for the Cranberry Harvest this October

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U-pick Blueberries: The Season Has Arrived

Summertime on the Long Beach Peninsula marks the beginning of blueberry season, a crop that thrives on the coast and is available for public picking. One of...

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