This year-round, self-guided food trail is designed to be explored at your own pace – you are welcome to start and finish wherever you like. We encourage you to inquire at individual businesses about seasonality and hours of operation before visiting.
High season varies per business but is typically June-September. Seasonality of key products is listed below:
- Cherries: June-August
- Hop harvest: July-October
- Blueberries: June-August
- Apples: August-October
- Cider pressing: September-October
- Wine grape harvest: Fall
The working farms along this trail provide some of the most unique and engaging experiences. We ask that you respect the invitation to enter each property and be cautious around farm animals and equipment. Children must be supervised at all times and you should be prepared to follow all site-specific rules. For your safety and comfort, be prepared with appropriate footwear, sun protection and water.
Interested in a guided farm, orchard or beverage tour? The following operators offer tours to select trail stops and can build custom itineraries:
Your experience along the Great Oaks Food Trail should not end when you leave the area. We encourage you to bring a taste of your journey back home to share with friends and family as a reminder of the bounty available in the greater Polk County area.