Oliver Crane developed the Crane Melon in the early 1900s by crossing several varieties of melons, including a Japanese melon, a white melon, a Persian melon and an ambrosia melon among others. The Crane melon averages 4-7 pounds, is round like a soccer ball, and has a light orange flesh that is highly aromatic. The fruit is exceptionally sweet and juicy.
Unfortunately, the melon is rarely available in conventional markets, so avid followers buy Cranes from the Crane Family Melon Barn and at local farmers' markets.
Corvallis-Albany Farmers' Markets operates outdoor farmers' markets that are known for their wide selection of local Willamette Valley organic and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, nursery plants and herbs. (more...)
Cold Springs Farm is a specializes in heirloom and rare varieties, as well as new varieties. The farm is in the NRCS transition to organic EQIP program as well as Certified Naturally grown. The farm is also home to free range chickens, turkeys, and red wattle hogs, and bees!(more...)
In 2012 the Coastside Farmers' Markets celebrate their 10th year of bringing the best of the closest-to-the-market produce from this agricultural rich community to this treasured community based, farmer-driven Market . (more...)
Casa de la Pradera is a small farm practicing organic methods, and a bed and breakfast/farm stay on the outskirts of Fiddletown, CA that was begun the same year as our local farmers markets, in 1993. We grow a wide variety of vegetables and fruits in season and deliver locally to csa customers as well as selling at the farmers markets. (more...)
We are a small sustainable farm located on a portion of our family's original settlement from 1760. We raise heritage breed Guinea Hogs along with heritage breed chickens and a small field of pesticide/herbicide free vegetables with a focus on heirloom crops to include peas that were grown during the era of the 1800's. (more...)
Canvas Ranch is a highly diverse, sustainable family farm. We grow all kinds of vegetables, some fruits, free-range eggs, herbs, and flowers on our beautiful 28-acre farm just six miles from the coast. (more...)