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Trexler Farm is celebrating the Fourth of July by opening its new Wine and Berry Barn featuring tastings and treats by local producers. The barn is the latest addition to the historic destination, which also includes a cafe, bakery, indoor and outdoor event spaces, store and catering services.
Grand opening is set for July 3rd, and the barn will be open through July, Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to serve both locals and a growing legion of agritourism visitors. After July, the Wine and Berry Barn will continue to be open for limited hours or by appointment. It will also be available for special events.
Owners Sharlene and Kirk Trexler offer a wide selection of wines and ciders from Honeywood Winery, Oregon’s oldest winery, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Locally produced jam, honey, gift baskets and fresh bakery items are also available.
“Customers are asking for more local foods, beverages and locally sourced products,” said Sharlene. “With our new tasting barn, we are tapping into a desire and pride for Oregon experiences.”
Kirk Trexler, who for many years operated a building contracting business in Stayton, built the barn’s rich wood interior and tasting bar. The land was once home to the Old Mehama Fish Hatchery, one of Oregon’s first hatcheries, built in the 1930s. Equipment used at the hatchery has been incorporated into the farm’s interior design.
About Trexler Farm
Sharlene and Kirk Trexler started selling retail Christmas trees in 2002 under the business name “Trexler Farm.” In 2005, they expanded by adding the bakery kitchen for customers of the farm. Located at 20146 Ferry Road SE in Stayton, Ore., the Farm Store Café serves the Mid-Willamette Valley and Santiam Canyon. The Café features fresh and fabulous fare, locally produced products and food. Trexler Farm Store Café and bakery is open Monday through Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for lunch; it is also available on weekends and evenings by private appointment or reservation. To reserve a date, or more information, contact Sharlene Trexler at 503.859.4488 or firstname.lastname@example.org