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Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington State

See where your food comes from! If a place you want to visit is not listed here, call that place anyway to ask about a tour; some will make a special accommodation upon request, especially for groups.

If you know a place that produces food and allows public tours, let us know so we can add it to the list. Send e-mail to editor@yummynorthwest.com.

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Idaho

Gooding

Ballard Family Dairy and Cheese
For a small fee you get an hour tour of the farm. For a slightly larger fee you can learn to make cheese. If you just don't want to leave, you can stay overnight.
(208) 934-4972

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Oregon

Hood River

Hood River Fruit Loop
All sorts of wonderful food-related things happen along this 35-mile agricultural route in Hood River County, just east of Portland. Check the website for map information and a calendar of events.

 

Tillamook

Tillamook Cheese Factory
This farmer-owned co-op is almost 100 years old and listens to what customers say about the hormone-free dairy products they make.

Open daily for self-guided tours at the observation windows. Samples.
(503) 815-1300

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Washington

Carnation

Remlinger Farms
Self-guided and guided spring and fall harvest tours and throughout the summer.
(425) 333-4135, ext 5

 

Cashmere

Liberty Orchards
Call ahead to be sure you see the production line working as they make fruity Aplets & Cotlets coated in powdered sugar or chocolate, with nuts or without. Samples.
(800) 231-3242

 

Issaquah

Boehm's Candies
Self-guided tours at the observation windows any time; guided tours through the factory, chalet, and chapel by appointment during the summer. If you can't go in person, order a DVD that explains the chocolate-making process. No samples.
(425) 392-6652

 

Olympia

Lattin's Country Cider Mill and Farm
Open all year. You can buy farm-fresh food during all seasons; be sure to try the award-winning apple cider. Saturday is apple fritter day.
(360) 491-7328


see farm animals and drink cider at
Lattin's Country Cider Mill and Farm

 

Pataha

Pataha Flour Mill
Go back in time to see a 19th-century mill in Eastern Washington. The XXX brand produced here was the first patented flour. You can see their branded flour sacks in old Bugs Bunny cartoons.

Self-guided tours. Call for hours: (509) 843-3799. There are no samples, but enjoy lunch in the café, where prices are by donation only.

 

Seattle

Theo Chocolate
Visit one of 11 chocolate makers—and the only roaster of organic cocoa beans—in the United States. Learn about the origin, roasting process, and tastes of chocolate.

Daily tours. Generous samples. (206) 632-5100.

Seattle Popcorn Company
Made with non-GMO popcorn, the Uncle Woody's brand comes in flavors such as caramel, butterscotch, cinnamon butterscotch, truffle, white cheddar cheese, and chipolte. Watch how caramel corn is made.

Tours with samples. Schedule a week ahead: (206) 937-1292.

 

Skagit Valley

Skagit Valley Farm Tour
Annual "Festival of Family Farms"
(360) 421-4729

 

Tacoma

Brown & Haley
Everyone loves Brown & Haley products: crunchy sweet Almond Roca and luscious Mountain Bars. If you're from the Pacific Northwest, you know what I'm talking about.

There are two retail locations where you can buy discounted factory seconds and watch a video about the process of making Almond Roca.

Tacoma Retail Store
110 East 26th St
Tacoma, Wash. 98421
(253) 620-3067

Fife Outlet Store
3500-C 20th St E
Fife, Wash. 98424
(253) 620-3030

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