Welcome To Schlechter Farms

Schlechter Farms - Part of Willamette Valley Agricultural History

Schlechter Farms is continuing a family farm tradition that dates back to the early 1900's when Jim's grandfather, Joseph Schlechter, settled in the Willamette Valley. Jim started farming in 1971 with wheat and clover seed, but switched in 1978 to sweet corn and onions.  Part of the farm is located in Lake Labish, where we grow the red and yellow onions for which Lake Labish is famous.

Our super-sweet corn (both white and yellow varieties) is sold to grocery stores all along the West Coast.  We grow a great deal of the sweet corn seen each summer in Safeway, Fred Meyer, Albertson’s and Winco stores.  Many of the produce vendors at farmer’s markets in Oregon purchase sweet corn from us for resale to their farm market customers.  We also supply corn and other vegetables to several of the Willamette Valley farm produce stands.  And we operate a produce stand of our own during the corn season from early August through late October.

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We plan to close the produce stand for the season on Sunday, October 5th.  Today, we'll have both yellow and white corn, and we still have a variety of sweet or hot chilies, bell peppers, red or yellow onions and butternut or spaghetti squash.  We hope to harvest the acorn squash starting on Monday, September 29th. 


We started picking the last planting of white corn and the next-to-last planting of yellow corn today!  It looks like the weekend of October 4th - 5th will be the final weekend for our farm stand this season.  With the warm weather we've had this summer, the corn ripened a bit ahead of schedule.  We have butternut squash, spaghetti squash and both red and yellow onions at the stand, too.


Prices this year are $5.25 for a mesh bag of 16 ears, $10.00 for two mesh bags and $13.50 for three mesh bags.  If you buy three or more mesh bags (16 ears in each bag), the price drops to $4.50 per bag.

Our hours are Monday through Saturday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.  On Sundays 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

We've received inquiries from customers, asking if our super-sweet corn is a GMO variety. Please be assured, we have certification letters from our seed suppliers that none of our delicious super-sweet corn is grown from genetically modified seed.  You can enjoy all the Schlechter Farms corn you can eat without worry.

Don't forget - you can purchase Schlechter Farms gift cards year-round.  They make fantastic gifts and can also be used as frequent buyer cards - load them up with the amount you usually spend with us each year, and then use them all season.  Just ask the cashier at our produce stand for details or call us at 503-792-3328.