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Pacific NW Snapshots: Barking Dog Farms

September 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

On last year’s trip to the Oregon coast, my mom and I visited the Lincoln City Farmers Market and came across the largest zucchini I’d ever seen. This year, we headed to the source, Barking Dog Farms, just south of Lincoln City at the base of the Siletz River. This was perhaps the greenest, lushest little farm I’ve ever seen, clearly benefiting from the cool, damp climate. The toddlers snacked on watermelon and picked dandelions while the rest of us checked out the offerings.

My sister-in-law chatted with the owner about their heirloom seed supplier as we drooled over the beautiful tomatoes, zucchini, and cut-to-order herbs and greens. I brought back a large, freshly harvested leek, garlic chives, romanesco zucchini, black russian tomato, pluots and some local goatzarella cheese from Fraga Farm. The leek and chives were used in my oven-roasted salmon, and I made a roasted zucchini, tomato and goatzarella salad to serve on the side. Just two of those hearty zucchini fed the entire family of 10!

Hitting the road soon? Check out Culinate’s “Local 50: Good things to eat in every state.”

Tags: away from home · recipes · zucchini

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lelo // Sep 23, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Really, really cute. IWe’re definitely going to visit this farm: I love that you found them!

  • 2 foodietots
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    // Sep 24, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    @ Lelo- Oh you must, it just may be my favorite farm ever. (Shh, don’t tell my local farmers!) And easy to find – they have their own highway sign. It’s literally at the spot where the Siletz River hits the bay.