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Places You Can Pick Your Own Berries + Fruit in Hood River, Mapped

  |  Hood River, Neighborhood Insight

Each summer, we look forward to seeing blueberries, raspberries, cherries and strawberries available at our local farmers’ market. Because what’s better than farm-fresh berries? We’ll tell you: farm-fresh berries that you picked yourself! 

The Hood River area is a berry-picking paradise, as it is home to the 35-mile Hood River Fruit Loop, featuring 29 member stands offering a variety of wines, fruits, vegetables, flowers, ciders, food and more. Many of these orchards and farms offer you-pick throughout the summer for all types of berries. All you need is a bucket, some good walking shoes, and some sunscreen! 

Use our interactive map to find the perfect you-pick destination in Hood River! 

 

Browning Blueberries is a farm offering exceptional you-pick blueberries available for a short season, from mid-July through mid-August. Pick berries any day of the week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the shadow of Mt. Hood, enjoying a day of fun for the whole family! 

 

Draper Girls Country Farm is a third-generation family farm and orchard with non-pasteurized apple, cherry and pear ciders, over 80 you-pick or we-pick cherries, peaches, strawberries, pears and apples, you-cut dahlias, plus a country market with a variety of goods. The farm is open year-round for you-pick, which you pay for by the bucket, with prices depending on what type of fruit is in season. 

 

Established in 1908, the Gorge White House Fruit Stand & Winery is a fourth-generation family-owned and -operated farm offering you-pick and we-pick fruit and flowers, their own wines and hard ciders, craft beers, regional wines and farm-fresh cuisine. The farm is open all year long, with varying hours for both the fruit stand and you-pick, depending on the month. You-pick is available from March through October, with weather-dependent you-pick in November. The Gorge White House harvest schedule is as follows: strawberries and raspberries start in early June, blueberries, blackberries and cherries start in early July, pears start in late August, and apples start in late September. Click here for the full you-pick schedule! 

 

Enjoy beautiful mountain views while you pick your own harvest at Hilda’s Organic U-Pick. This old-fashioned farm on the Hood River Fruit Loop offers organically grown blueberries, cherries, peaches, plums, heirloom tomatoes, flowers and more for you-pick. The season kicks off mid-June for you-pick cherries and blueberries! 

 

Hood River U-Pick Orchard produces a variety of organic crops, including apples, peaches, blueberries, plums, strawberries, and more, available for you-pick during each season, plus gardens with basil, tomatoes, spicy greens, peppers, garlic, winter squash and more. The orchard is a certified organic family farm by Oregon Tilth. From late June through July, pick your own organic bing, rainier and pie cherries, and from mid-September through mid-October, pick your own organic honeycrisp and gala apples. The farm is open every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

James’ Organic is a certified organic blueberry farm offering six different varieties of heirloom berries on 40-year-old bushes. The farm is open for you-pick Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to early evening. If you don’t want to pick your own blueberries, you can still access their berries at the Gorge Grown Farmers’ Market, Mother’s and Rosauer’s, as well as some local restaurants. 

 

The Juicy Blue grows blueberries, haskap, red, white and black currants, gooseberries and blackberries all summer long. All of their products are grown without spray or pesticides of any kind! Pick your own haskap from late May through late June, blueberries from early July through August, and currants from late June through early August. 

 

Established in 1911, Kiyokawa Family Orchards is a family-owned and operated orchard and fruit stand growing more than 150 varieties of apples and more than two dozen varieties of Asian and European pears, plus jams, fresh cider and local honey available in their fruit standThe Kiyokawa team takes pride in promoting local and sustainably grown produce and utilize a farm management system that incorporates the best management practices. You can visit their fruit stand or pick your own from the orchard, which is the largest pick-your-own orchard in the valley! 

 

Montavons Berries is a small family-owned and operated berry and cherry farm located at the base of Mt. Hood in Parkdale. They offer you-pick and we-pick for their crops, which includes four different varieties of blueberries, three varieties of cherries, and Willamette Raspberries. The farm is open for a short season from July through August! 

 

Mt. View Orchards is a 50-acre third-generation family farm and fruit stand with you-pick fruits, including apples and pears, plus hard ciders, hayrides in October, and other seasonal activities. For more than 50 years, the family has raised delicious, top-grade, environmentally sustainable fruit, including more than 125 varieties of apples and pears, plus seasonal fruit. July you-pick includes apricots, blueberries, cherries, raspberries and blackberries. And in August, you can pick your own peaches, plums, blueberries, dahlias, nectarines, bartlett pears, and apples. 

 

Situated in the Dee Flat district of Hood River County near Mt. Hood, Two Peaks Blues offers fine blueberries, ready for you to pick and enjoy. They wait until the berries are perfectly in season before harvest, at the appropriate time and appointed hour. Call 541-354-1706 for availability when the season is underway! 

 

Which will you pick? 

What’s your favorite place to pick your own berries in Hood River? Let us know in the comments below! 

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Melissa Peterson, Director of Agent Services and Technology

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