: Rogue Valley

The Rogue Valley Food Trail offers a self-guided adventure to diverse farms, artisans and restaurants in Southern Oregon. The growers and crafters along this bountiful trail are committed to sustainable practices and supporting the agricultural legacy of the region. Find your themed route below or download the official brochure.

Fun fact: The Rogue Valley’s fertile soils and warm microclimates allow for the growth of more than 70 grape varietals.

Rows of bright lavender stretch across a farm.
If your visit is between June and August, fields of fragrant lavender fields await in the Applegate Valley. (Photo by The English Lavender Farm)

Family Farms

Jacksonville and the Applegate Valley

Fragrant botanicals, medicinal herbs and fermented foods make for a feast of the senses.

If your visit to the idyllic Applegate Valley is between June and August, abundant fields of fragrant lavender and lavender products of all kinds await at Applegate River Lavender Farm and The English Lavender Farm. To enjoy family-farm produce, continue to Oshala Farm for a tour of more than 75 varieties of certified organic medical and culinary herbs. Pick up organic produce and meats at Rogue Artisan Foods and learn from farmers how small farms operate. From there, Whistling Duck Farm offers fresh produce and fermented veggies.

As you make your way toward Grants Pass, stop for something sweet at Super Natural Chocolate Co., the perfect place for an afternoon pick-me-up. Choose from a variety of award-winning raw confections or hot or cold chocolate drinks. Discover your next favorite variety of seeds at Siskiyou Seeds, or go in-depth with a half-day permaculture workshop to learn more. Pick up some new medicinal herbs or perennials at Goodwin Creek Gardens or gardening supplies at Takubeh Natural Market and Agricultural Supply. Pair your new goodies with pasture-raised organic beef at Plaisance Ranch in Williams and any of a dozen French varietals of local wine.

If you’re ending your day in Jacksonville, pick up a fresh, nutritious, farm-to-table prepared meal from Jefferson Farm Kitchen. Simply place your order and pick up a ready-to-eat meal featuring the best of Southern Oregon’s bounty to take with you. Or spend the night at the Vineyard House at Troon Vineyard, sipping biodynamic wines from one of only two regenerative certified organic wineries in the world.

Six miniature goats look at a photographer.
Pholia Farm is home to Nigerian Dwarf goats and a license creamery making raw milk cheeses. (Photo by Pholia Farm)

Abundant Valley & Mountains

Medford to Ashland

Seasonal bounty and beverages from the foothills to the heart of the valley.

Start your day with a fresh biscuit at Buttercloud Bakery & Café, a local favorite. Then it’s off to Fry Family Farm where you can find a variety of organic produce, plants, fresh-cut flowers and gifts for friends back home.

The seasonal Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market in Medford offers organic produce, crafts and artisan foods. Aisles of local produce can be found at the Medford Food Co-op if you miss the market. Check out Dunbar Farms, a 110-year-old family-owned farm specializing in stone milled flours, and estate-grown wines. Next, it’s off to Harry & David, one of Southern Oregon’s most popular purveyors of gourmet foods for generations.

Thirsty? Going south toward Ashland stop at EdenVale Winery, one of the oldest orchards in the Rogue Valley, or continue to Pioneer Whisky in Talent.

In Ashland visit Branson’s Chocolates to stock up on treats before you head up to Willow-Witt Ranch. This 445-acre working ranch is located within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Overnight guests have the option to participate in daily farm activities from egg-gathering, milking and goat herding to working in the garden.

Heading back into town? Ashland’s Lithia Springs Resort and Wine Garden offers lodging with in-room natural hot springs soaking tubs. Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine, in the landmark Ashland Springs Hotel, serves up seasonal fare with a focus on local ingredients. At the Ashland Food Co-op you can select from the whole valley’s worth of fruit, produce, bread and cheeses. If Medford is your final destination, end your day with a craft brew and pub fare at Common Block Brewery in the heart of downtown Medford.

A classic truck is parked outside the Harry & David visitor center surrounded by pumpkins and hay bales.
For more than a century, Harry & David has offered special baked goods, fruit and gift baskets. (Photo by Harry & David)

Artisan Makers

Central Point to Grants Pass

Savor offerings from the Rogue Valley’s most iconic producers.

This trip starts at Oregon’s most delicious little rest stop – the Central Point Artisan Corridor. First stop: Rogue Creamery, where Rogue River Blue holds the title of “World’s Best Cheese.” The grilled cheeses are perfect for lunch, and you can load up on a variety of cheeses and picnic supplies. Seasonal releases of a variety of blue cheeses are the hallmark of Rogue Creamery, incorporating locally sourced organic ingredients like wine and grape leaves into an innovative and groundbreaking selection of cheeses.

At your leisure, head north along the Rogue River to Grants Pass. For fresh eggs, produce, flowers and fun educational opportunities for the whole family, visit Daily Blessings Farm or buzz along to the Wild Bee Honey Farm in Eagle Point for honey-inspired treats. More honey-flavored fun can be had at Mountain Blossom Bees north of town. For one of the Rogue Valley’s most famous farm experiences, you can head out to the Rogue Creamery Farm Stand and spend time with some of the happiest cows you’ll ever meet as they lounge in the pastures next to the farm store.

Back in Grants Pass after a full day in the fields and on the farm, you can wind down in historic downtown Grants Pass with a cocktail and excellent locally distilled spirits at Steam before a fabulous charcuterie plate and a selection of local wine at Partake. The Visit Grants Pass Visitor Center has lots of information about more outdoor and culinary adventures to enjoy during your stay.

people stand on the porch of a wooden structure with grass in front
Dunbar Farms in Medford is a winery, eatery and event venue all in one.

More tasty stops

There are dozens of stops on the Rogue Valley Food Trail, from bakeries to restaurants, farms and growers markets, to wineries and distilleries and beyond. Make your base camp in one of these charming towns and find a delicious farm-to-table meal around the corner. Here are some of the locales to explore.

Grants Pass

Applegate Valley

Medford, Central Point and Jacksonville

Phoenix, Talent and Ashland

Table Rock rises above an orchard.
The Table Rocks are one of the most popular hiking locations in Southern Oregon, with incredible views of the Rogue Valley.

Travel Tips

The Rogue Valley Food Trail is open to visitors throughout the year and is designed to be explored at your own pace — you are welcome to start and finish wherever you like. We encourage visitors to inquire at individual businesses about seasonality and hours of operation before visiting.

High season varies per business but is typically April-November. Seasonality of key products is listed below:

  • Lavender: April-July
  • Apples: August-November
  • Pears: July-September

The working farms along this trail provide some of the most unique and engaging experiences. We ask that you respect the invitation to enter each property and be cautious around farm animals and equipment. Children must be supervised at all times and you should be prepared to follow all site-specific rules. For your safety and comfort, be prepared with appropriate footwear, sun protection and water.

Annual events in the Rogue Valley include:

Your experience along the Rogue Valley Food Trail should not end when you leave the area. We encourage you to bring a taste of your journey back home to share with friends and family as a reminder of the bounty available in Southern Oregon.

Learn more at roguevalleyfoodtrail.com.

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