Yachats Farm Tour this Saturday

Livestock is pictured at The Ranch, one of the participating farms in the 10th annual Yachats River Valley Farm Tour. (Courtesy photo)

Seven south county farms will open their gates from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 10, for the 10th annual Yachats River Valley Farm Tour.

The public is invited to take part in the tours and purchase locally produced farm products. To reach these farms, turn off of Highway 101 onto Yachats River Road near the south end of Yachats, and watch for signs indicating which farms are participating.

The first farm will be near milepost 1, and the last farm at milepost 11. Tour takers can expect to see cattle — including the famous Oreo Cows — llamas, alpacas, peacocks, horses, chickens and geese among the livestock.  For sale will be grass-fed beef, plants, peacock feathers, home-baked goods, jams, garden produce and berries. Be sure to visit the many cactus greenhouses with their amazing varieties of cacti, one of the best collections in the country.

People are invited to bring a picnic lunch and stay awhile. Refreshments will be available at several sites.

An added feature at The Ranch, located at 10740 Yachats River Road and last stop on the tour, will be a concert by the Oregon Coast Recorder Society, beginning at 11 a.m. Music will range from the pre-Baroque to modern and will be played on recorders, gemshorns and guitar.

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