Liepold Farms, nestled in Boring, Oregon, beneath a back drop of Mt Hood, was established in the 1950’s by Rod Liepold’s parents and is still going strong as a family owned and operated farm.
From its humble beginnings at the farm fruit stand, their business has expanded so you don’t have far to go to find the sought after, delicate Hood strawberry.
Liepold farms supplies all the Burgerville’s in the Portland area with these delectable treats to be eaten in strawberry shortcake, milkshakes, smoothies, sundaes and lemonade.The Hood varietal make up only about 5% of the total berry crop grown on the farm and are only available for a short period of time. They last about a month, and then they’re gone.
In addition to the delicious strawberries, you will also find Marion berries, blue berries, raspberries, boysenberries ,and black berries at the farm, to name a few. They are made available at the Market as they come into season. Look for them at their booth.
One of my favorite ways to eat berries is in Summer Pudding. If you’ve never had it before, I highly recommend you try it. Look for the recipe under our “Recipes” tab. Liepold’s berries can be found at these other markets: Hillsboro, Vancouver, Tigard, Hollywood and Lloyd Tuesday Farmer’s Market.
The Lloyd Market is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and is located under the gazebo in the Oregon Square, (NE Holladay Street between NE 7th and 9th Avenues).
There is no option for u-pick at the farm, however, in fall, Liepold’s offers many fun activities for kids and adults. During the month of October, you can wander in the corn or hay maze, pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, jump around in the corn bin and look for hidden bones, or even catapult a pumpkin!
Other options are browsing their retail store or sipping a hot cup of apple cider and just relaxing. If nothing else, the drive out is enjoyable and scenic. Well worth the trip for anyone looking to experience a slice of Oregon.