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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties in Oregon in 2022, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Hood River County

  • Draper Girls Country Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, blueberries, cherries, corn (sweet), nectarines, pears, peaches, plums, raspberries (red), strawberries, Fresh eggs, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    6200 Highway 35, Parkdale, OR 97041. Phone: (541) 352.6625. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm; June to December; and Self Serve, twenty four hours December to June. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Draper Girls Country Farm Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Hood River Valley's only non-pasteurized apple cider, apple pear, cherry, cherry apple, and pear ciders. We also specialize in natural pasture fed lamb and goat. Visit our u-pick peach, plum and nectarine orchards where you find many varieties of tree-ripened fruits. Find 30+ apple varieties, pears and prunes; u-pick or we pick. You can purchase fresh vegetables and our locally made jam, jellies, honey, canned fruit, dried beans and lentils. We are known for our famous cinnamon-sugar dried apples, straight from our Grandma's and Grandpa's kitchen. While visiting, you are invited to walk around the farm to see all the farm animals or picnic in the orchard. We ship fruit. Do not bring pets. (UPDATED: September 1, 2019, JBS)
  • Hilda's Organic U-Pick - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, apples, blueberries, cherries, flowers, peaches, tomatoes, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    1519 Country Club Road, Hood River, OR 97031. Phone: 541-490-8212. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 8 am to 5 pm, June 20 to October 15. Directions: From Highway 84, take exit 62, turn right onto Mt. Adams Avenue which quickly turns into Wine Country Avenue which quickly turns into Country Club Road. Go 3 miles to stop sign, go right and continue on Country Club Road for 900 feet and take a left at the sign saying 'Hilda's Organic U-Pick'. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 5414908213. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Cherry season is typically June 20 to July 4, Blueberries: June 20 to July 31, Heirloom Tomatoes: June 31 to September 31, Peaches: July 15 to July 31, Flowers: July 1 pm to September 31. (UPDATED: September 01, 2019) (ADDED: June 22, 2016)
  • Hood River U-Pick Organic - Certified Organic, apples, blueberries, cherries, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), tomatoes, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals
    4320 Royal Anne Dr., Hood River, OR 97031. Phone: (541) 308-0401. Email: [email protected]. Open: from Cherry Season thru Apple Season: (Basically, June thru October , apples start after Labor Day) from 9 am to 4 pm daily. Directions: 1. From Portland or Vancouver, Take 84East and get off at EXIT 62. 2. Take the 1st right onto Mt Adams Ave -- 436 ft 3. Mt Adams Avenue turns slightly right and becomes Wine Country Avenue -- 0.3 mi 4. Continue onto Country Club Road -- 2.8 mi 5. Turn left onto Barrett Dr. -- 0.3 mi 6. Take the 1st right onto Markham Road -- 0.7 mi 7. Turn Right on Royal Anne Drive -- a gravel road and you are here!. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Hood River U-Pick Organic Facebook page. . We are certified organic for all crops! We are certified Organic by Oregon Tilth. U-pick Cherries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Dahlias and Kale. We also grow Organic Kale and Garlic, Lots of Dahlias for weddings, Roses, Zinnias and Lavender. (UPDATED: September 01, 2019)
  • Kiyokawa Family Orchards and Fruit Stand - apples, pears, Asian pears, pumpkins, vegetables, and more
    8129 Clear Creek Road, Parkdale, OR 97041. Phone: 541-352-7115. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday Fruit Stand 9am to 5pm and the U-Pick is 9am to 4pm until August 28th, then until Nov 2nd the hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm, please check Ready Dates for the availability of your favorite fruits and veggies!. Directions: Located in Parkdale, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions.
    Kiyokawa Family Orchards and Fruit Stand Facebook page. . Kiyokawa Family Orchards is a family-owned and operated farm . We're proud to be a part of the famous Hood River Valley, where the nation's finest apples and pears are grown. Our fruit is grower-direct, which allows us to provide quality fruit at great prices.ou will find a visit to our orchard an unforgettable family experience with breath-taking views of Mt. Hood and beautiful grounds for your touring and picnicking pleasure. Kids will love our play area. In addition to the seasonal fruit, our fruit stand offers turnovers, local honey, jams and fresh cider. If you prefer to pick your own, we have the largest U-Pick orchard in the valley!: We ask that you do not eat fruit while picking, as required by law. Kiyokawa Family Orchards Facebook page. 2020 notes (possibly applicable in 2021): Keep together, and all children must stay with their parents. No picnicking or outside food is allowed, do not consume food while picking. Do not plan to meet in groups. In the past we have encouraged just hanging out at the farm, this year, we ask that you come to u-pick only, and leave when you are finished. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome. (UPDATED: August 11, 2020 JBS)
  • Mt. View Orchards Fruit Stand - apples, pears and pumpkins, weddings
    6670 Trout Creek Ridge Road, Parkdale, OR . Phone: 800-529-6554. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily, September 10-November 10, 9:00-5:00. Click here for a map and directions.
    Mt. View Orchards Fruit Stand Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 541-352-6554. . Family orchard of 28 years. Thirty varieties. U-Pick or we-pick. Cider, prunes, peaches, pumpkins, corn, canned fruit, jams, honey, dried fruit, tuna, apple pie, and fudge. For shipping information, call. Picnic area, bus and RV turnaround, play area where you can pet the animals. Three hikes, antiques, collectibles, and fruitwood. Hayrides Saturday afternoons. Mt. View Orchards Facebook page. Visit here for fall pleasure. Special events every Saturday in October. Don't miss these events, see our website for this year's dates: Our Swiss-German "Edelweiss" Party, Saturday, October. Mexican BBQ, October. Applesauce & Dessert Day, October, Free samples. We are now available to host your wedding day, see here for more information on our wedding venue.
  • The Gorge White House - strawberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, blackberries and apples
    2265 Hwy 35, Hood River, OR 97031. Phone: (541) 386-2828. Email: [email protected]. Open: April, May, October Friday-Monday 10-6; June 18th-September 30th 7 days a week 10-7; November Saturday and Sunday 11-5ish. Click here for a map and directions.
    The Gorge White House Facebook page. . As always, our freezer is full of 4lb bags of frozen blueberries -smoothie and a├žai bowl essentials. We also have free styrofoam coolers on occasion for your drive home. Check Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our homepage "In Harvest and Current Happenings" for the latest on fresh fruit. Facebook page. Throughout the season out here at , you will find u-pick . We-pick fruit in the fruit stand includes all of those plus peaches, nectarines and pears. We have grown pears and apples for 4 generations and have diversified into berries, cut flowers, table grapes and wine grapes. What we don't grow on site, we purchase from local Gorge area farmers to sell in our farmstand. We also feature Columbia Gorge wines for sale by the taste, glass or bottle.

Apple picking tips:

Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out the outside of the tree will ripen first.  Once they are picked, they stop ripening. Picking apples directly from a tree is easy. Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist; don't pull straight away from the tree. If two apples are joined together at the top, both will come away at the same time. Don't shake the trees or branches.  If the apple you are trying to pick drops, (or others on the tree) go ahead and pick it up. They're perfectly fine! But do wash them before you eat them! More info: How to tell when apples are ripe

  • Once picked, don't throw the apples into the baskets, place them in gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
  • Don't wash apples until just before using to prevent spoilage.
  • For an explanation of why apple slices turn brown and how to stop it, see this page!
  • Keep apples cool after picking to increase shelf life.  A cool basement is ideal, but the fruit/vegetable drawer of a refrigerator will work, too.  A refrigerator is fine for small quantities of apples. Boxed apples need to be kept in a cool, dark spot where they won't freeze. Freezing ruptures all of an apple's cells, turning it into one large bruise overnight. The usual solution is to store apples in a root cellar. But root cellars often have potatoes in them: apples and potatoes should never be stored in the same room because, as they age, potatoes release an otherwise ethylene gas, which makes apples spoil faster. If you can keep the gas away from your apples, they will keep just fine. Just don't store them right next to potatoes.
    Prevent contact between apples stored for the winter by wrapping them individually in sheets of newspaper. The easiest way to do this is to unfold a section of newspaper all the way and tear it into quarters. Then stack the wrapped apples . See more here: How to store apples at home
  • Apples don't improve or "ripen" after being picked - this is an urban myth - see this page for the truth - with references!

Which apple variety is best?

There are tens of thousands of varieties of apples, developed over centuries. They vary in sugar, acoidity, flavors, storing, crispness and many other attributes. See our guides to apple varieties:

Canning apples - fully illustrated, with step-by-step instructions

Recipes, illustrated with step by step instructions

Using fresh apples and miscellaneous

 

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)


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