For Foodies there are several must see places: Jacksonville Mercantile carries a broad selection of unique gourmet foods for those of discriminating taste. Also, check out Constance's cooking classes for a fun activity. You will find all kinds of cooking and grilling gadgets in The Pot Rack. And Gary West Meats, a local institution, specializes in jerkies and quality meats.
Just 5 miles away in Central Point, you will also find Rogue Creamery and Lillie Belle Farms handmade chocolates. These two award winning artisans demonstrate pride and craftsmanship through their products.
For history and food combined a 30 minute drive over to Eagle Point brings you to Butte Creek Mill. Having begun operations in 1872, the mill continues to produce whole grain goodness in flours, baking mixes and other culinary treats. Then meander out into the Applegate Valley to Pennington Farms. Home made cookies, tarts,and pies along with fruit and berry preserves are well worth the trip. Check out their molasses cookies and ask why they are called "Turn-the-car-around" cookies.