Visit cookingupastory.com for more stories and videos. This new event, now open year-round, the Molalla Country farm loop tour covers roughly a 35 mile area within Oregon's Clackamas County, with the town of Molalla somewhat situated within the geographic tour center. As we see in the video, the main purpose is education, to witness the important role that farming plays in modern society, and to connect folks to where their food and fiber are grown and raised. It's a good way for individual communities to draw visitors to their area, for the general public to sample fresh produce, taste area wines, gather gardening ideas, and for farmers and local businesses to market their products to more people. In addition to what was just mentioned, the diversity of the 28 farms in this farm loop are quite remarkable, and include: a variety of nurseries, an elk farm, a goat farm where they also make artisan (goat) cheese, a trading company, livestock farms, and much more.