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Public Coast Farm opens Wednesday after hot weather delay

After the heat wave delayed their opening weekend, Buxton’s Public Coast Farm is moving ahead with opening u-pick and beer sales Wednesday, July 10.

“Grab a beer (and a flat) and stroll the serene blueberry fields while picking some of the tastiest blueberries around,” the farm said in a social media post.

The farmstand will be open until August 18, 2024.

The 40-acre farm has eight different varieties of blueberries, seasonal produce, and also sells sister company Public Coast Brewing Co’s beer. 

The farm will be open to u pick and beer drinkers Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 4 p.m. before opening for a more robust weekend experience.

Blueberries at Public Coast Farm July 24 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley

Friday through Sunday, the farm will throw open their doors from 12 to 4 p.m., where visitors can patronize the Public Coast Farmstand, which sells local produce from the farm and other local farms and partners, listen to live music from local bands on Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m., and hear ambient music Friday and Sunday, pick berries, drink beer and eat snacks.

At the farmstand, shoppers can find “Public Coast Brewing Co. 4-packs to go, Public Coast Farm honey, Ranger Chocolate Co., Sugarpine Blueberry Lavender Sauce, Smith Tea, cherries from Foglight Farms, flowers from Pumpkin Ridge Gardens and more,” Public Coast Farm said in a press release.

Public Coast Farm is located in Buxton at 22330 NW Fisher Road.

The site that is now the Public Coast Farm was the home of Portland children’s television legend Ramblin’ Rod Anders, who constructed an airstrip for his own private use on the property.

Find out more online at an on the farm’s Instagram page, which will feature a rotating list of products and purveyors.

This story has been updated with more information from a press release issued by the farm several days after this story originally ran.

Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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