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Corn U-Pick Orchards in Far Northwest Oregon in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for corn that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have corn orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Washington County

  • Dairy Creek Farm and Produce - Uses natural growing practices, beans, blackberries, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, herbs or spices, melons, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    23295 NW highway 47, Buxton, OR 97109. Phone: 503 324 7819. Email: Open: 10 am to 6:45 pm daily. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 503 970 4739. Fax: 503 324 0525. . We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Dairy Creek Farm & Produce is a small family farm near Banks, Oregon. We grow fruits, vegetables and herbs using natural organic practices for our local community distributing through a produce stand at our farm along with local community farmer's markets. Additionally, we have an apairy providing us with a supply of local honey and all the other products we create from what we grow and the bees supply. natural 100% raw honey to our patorns. We currently have two honey options based on where the hives were placed either in clover or blackberry fields because the bees main food source has an effect on the color and flavor of the honey. (UPDATED: May 16, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on November 09, 2010: "We visited the Dairy Creek Farm and had a WONDERFUL experience. My husband enjoyed chatting with the very friendly farmer and his young sons while I picked bushels of gorgeous chemical-free tomatoes of all types. We also came away with a ton of winter squash, all for a twenty dollar bill. What a generous family and they allowed us to have our dog with us on a leash too. A bonus is that the farm is located in a beautiful area. We spent the rest of the afternoon hiking the Vernonia-Banks trail. Wish we'd found them sooner in the season! Thanks for your wonderful site and for connecting us with these great folks. Looking forward to next harvest season!!"
  • Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm - pumpkins in patch, apples, apricots, asparagus, beans, blackberries, blueberries, blackcaps, Chehalems, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries, strawberries, youngberries, cherries, cukes (reg & lemon), corn, dill, eggplant, figs, filberts, garlic, grapes, honey, onions, (reg & Walla Walla), peaches, pears, peppers (Bell & hot), prunes, plums, pumpkins, rabbits, rhubarb, tours, tomatoes, walnuts, weaner pigs, grapes & golf balls.
    34840 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius, OR 97113. Phone: 503-357-3570. Email: Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, Sunday from 12noon to 6pm, and closed all day on Monday. Directions: 4 mile S of Hillsboro on Hwy 219. R on Simpson Road R on Johnson Sch. Road go 3 miles or take 10th St. out of Cornelius 3 miles L at golf course, R on Johnson School Road 1 mile. Usually available: May- December. Click here for a map and directions. . U-pick & we pick. Bring containers, children & food stamps welcome. See & touch animals. Tours: Schools, birthday parties, pumpkins in patch, etc. May thru Oct. Picnic area, panoramic view, natural well water. Custom filbert harvesting. (sometimes misspelled "Duyuck" or "Dyuck" or "Duyk")Note: If you've visited the farm, please give me your feedback!A visitor writes on May 12, 2016: (positive) "My friends and I met here for a play date with our children last season. It was a wonderful experience, and I plan to go back this summer. We bought peaches, picked blackberries and raspberries, many different varieties. The children helped at first, then decided to go play around on all the different fun playground equipment they had around the farm. A highlight for my kiddos were the animals. They fed the horses, squealed in delight at all the chickens, and absolutely loved the pigs. There were some adorable little baby piggies when we came. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and you could spend a whole day here without feeling bored."



Corn Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Corn, just picked

Corn reaches it's peak sweetness and flavor when the kernels are full, and just touching each other, like a good set of teeth!  They should not be bloated and smushed so tightly that there is no space left at all. The bloated overripe ears will have a bland, starchy taste.

Here's what to look for:

  • The tips of the silks coming out of the ear should be a light brown.
  •  If you break a kernel with your fingernail, the liquid should be slightly milky in color.
  •  The ears should be filled out and have developed good girth but not bloated.


 To harvest, snap off the ears by hand with a quick, firm, downward push; then twist and pull. A perfect shucked ear of corn
 Avoid twisting or yanking the ears, as this can damage the stalk or the ear itself.

Storing the corn

Corn is at its prime eating quality on the stalk for only 72 hours before becoming over mature. The most important factor is cooling it as soon as possible after harvesting it.  Get it into the fridge or cover it with ice! Many farmers say you should remove the shucks right away, too.  I've found that removing most of the shuck, but leaving a few leaves to cover each ear is best to prevent the kernels from drying out.  See this page for more about storing corn before using it.


The worst mistake people make is overcooking corn.  In fact, corn isn't really cooked; it's just heated up. If you cook it form more than a few minutes (3 minutes), then you are simply breaking down the sugars and turning a nice, crisp sweet ear into bland mush. It's not a pot roast; the purpose of heating it is NOT to break down the cells, just to heat them to bring out the flavor and melt the butter!

Here's how to cook the corn:shucked corn

  1. Fill a large pot (large enough so the shucked ears can fit inside, laying down) about 2/3 full of water and start bring it to a boil
  2. Shuck the ears, and snap off the stalk end and the very tip of ear (especially if you will use "corn stickers" , (handles) to hold the ears.
  3. When everyone is sitting down at the table and you are serving the rest of the meal, put the corn in the boiling water and set the time for 3 minutes.
  4. After 3 minutes, using tongs, retrieve the ears and serve them with butter (Corn boats are wonderful for corn!


Freezing Corn

You can easily freeze the sweet corn and have that great taste in the dead of winter! 

Canning Corn

This too, is easy... but it DOES require a Pressure Canner.  You cannot safely do this with a water bath canner.  Food poisoning is no joke!

Other corn recipes

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)