Magazine article Sunset

A Movable Feast

Magazine article Sunset

A Movable Feast

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* No matter where you live in the West, you've probably heard that the Great Northwest is a place of snowcapped mountains, sparkling oceans, clear air, and verdant valleys. These images are more than cliches; they're reality for most of the places we'll take you in this issue of Sunset.

What abundant rain, moderate climate, and good soil produce in the way of great harvest at this time of year is truly astonishing. We take a look at the bounty of this vast area, stretching from the river valleys of western Oregon, to the waving fields of wheat in Washington's Palouse, to tayberry stands in British Columbia's Saanich Peninsula.

Here are specific routes to follow to enjoy the sights, smells, and tastes of this feast for the senses. We tell you where to find the best roadside produce stands and farmers' markets, as well as backcountry lanes dotted with dazzling dahlias.

But enjoyment of the bounty is not limited to folks who live in or travel to the Northwest. The region's produce is found throughout the West, and the salmon is legendary and available everywhere. …

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