Photo: Lunch at Common Block Brewing, courtesy of Travel Southern Oregon
The Rogue Valley has a rich agricultural history. Whether you indulge in decadent chocolate and cheese, or enjoy healthy, hand-picked produce from local farms, you’ll discover unique eats throughout Southern Oregon.
To take the ultimate culinary journey, travel the Rogue Valley Food Trail — a self-guided tour of the best food and drink in the valley!
Choose Your Food Adventure
The Rogue Valley Food Trail is open all year, with unique offerings during every season. You can visit the lavender fields in the spring, pick apples in the fall, or bite into juicy pears during the summer.
There are also numerous working farms along the trail. You’ll learn how local food is produced, farmed, picked and processed before it arrives at stores and on dinner tables. Everyone in the family will enjoy engaging with the local farmers and receiving firsthand knowledge about farm-to-table food.
A Feast For The Senses
The Rogue Valley Food Trail has numerous options and itineraries, including:
- Healthy Living — This part of the trail has a plethora of herbs, fermented foods and botanicals, and stretches from Jacksonville to the Applegate Valley. During this adventure you’ll sip on roasted coffee from Goodbean Coffee, find fresh local jams and pastries at Pennington Farms, and purchase a farm-fresh prepared meal from Jefferson Farm Kitchen.
- Family Farms — Southern Oregon’s farms are as diverse as the foods they produce. A local favorite is Fort Vannoy Farms in Grants Pass, a third-generation working farm famous for their corn maze and pumpkin patch. You’ll also visit local eateries like Common Block Brewing Company which feature handcrafted brews and produce sourced from local farms.
- Famous Food — The Rogue Valley is also home to many well-known food companies. Harry & David, located in the heart of Medford, ships gourmet produce and treats across the country. The Rogue Creamery is another can’t-miss food opportunity. Their Rogue River Blue currently holds the title of “World’s Best Cheese.” Dig in and enjoy a piece of history!
Eat, Drink & Explore
We love to share the bounty of Southern Oregon, and we hope your experience of the Rogue Valley Food Trail doesn’t end when you return home. Before you go, buy local food from our farms and stores, or wine from our vineyards. Then you can enjoy the tastes of the Rogue Valley all year long.