About the Farm

The 50 acres of apple and pear orchards on the farm's 205 acre property not only provide a scenic foreground for the stunning landscapes of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Rainier, but also offer an insider's view of a working farm that grows 87 varieties of apples, pears and quince. The 7o varieties of apples are grown on dwarfing root stocks and planted 3 feet apart in a tall slender spindle trellised system. John has grafted and made many of the thousands of trees, and his grafting hands are immortalized by Getty Images in their library of stock photos.

Brady and John were pioneers in the organic movement and Mt. Hood Organic Farms was the first certified organic commercial orchard in the state of Oregon. The farm is also a Demeter certified Biodynamic® farm, which is considered natural land stewardship at its best. It is the highest paradigm of sustainable farming, offering one of the smallest carbon footprints of any agricultural method. Biodynamic® farmers work in cooperation with nature's rhythms, using organic, holistic methods to create a self-contained, self-sustaining ecosystem, while producing the most vital food available.

The farm is set against a magnificent natural backdrop where all manner of wildlife abounds, and hawks, eagles, and osprey circle above. The landscape has been gently and artfully sculpted to create open fields, ponds, a lake, and a myriad of gardens and wildflower insectaries that provide food for bees and habitat for beneficial insects to help control harmful pests. Compost teas and BD preparations are regularly used to aid in the health of the orchard.

Fruit Sales

It's the beginning of harvest at the farm, and we're always excited to share our fabulous array of delicious specialty apples and pears with you. Due to continuing COVID mandates, things are still a bit different (as is everything else in our lives!). While you are still welcome to come and enjoy the beauty of the farm and have a picnic, we are just operating a little differently. The fruit stand will be set up as it normally is inside of the Apple House. Fruit tastings are not allowed, and 6-foot social distancing is encouraged. Masks will be required for service.

  • Fruit sales begin at the farm on October 4th and continue until approximately January 31st. Call ahead for pick-up before then. No pick-ups after noon on weekends.
  • Hours: 10 am – 5 pm daily until mid-November. Call for weekend hours after mid-November when we break down the fruit stand just have fruit in the cooler.
  • All pears are $2.00/lb, with two exceptions (Warren and Passe Crassane @ $2.50/lb).
  • Most apples are $2.50/lb with a few exceptions that will be a bit higher or lower (e.g. Mountain Rose @ $3.50/lb and Galas @ $2.00/lb).
  • Processing grade fruit is $.75/lb.

Available Now

* only available varieties

  • * Pristine Apples: $1.50/lb
  • * Gravenstein Apples: $2.50/lb #1 grade
  • * Starkrimson Pears: 2.00/lb #1 grade
  • * Red Bartletts: $2.00/lb
  • * Honeycrisp: $3.00/lb
  • * Swiss Gourmet: $2.50/lb
  • * Elstar: $2.50/lb
  • Rubinettes
  • * Jonagolds: $2.50/lb
  • Empire
  • Cortland
  • *Fiesta: $2.50/lb
  • Mountain Rose: $3.50/lb
  • * Spitzenberg: $2.50/lb
  • Ashmead's Kernal
  • Cox's Orange Pippin
  • D'Anjou
  • * Ambrosia: $2.50/lb
  • * Galas: $2.00/lb
  • * Corail Apples: $2.50/lb
  • * Cascade Pears: $2.00/lb
  • * Comice Pears: $2.50/lb
  • * Passe Crassane Pears: $2.50/lb
  • * Canal Red Pears: $2.00/lb
  • * Warren Pears: $2.50/lb
  • Available fruit will be listed as harvested and prices posted, so please check back as the season progresses to see what’s available.
  • Please remember cash or personal checks only. We do not take credit cards.

Farm Policies

  • Masks are required for service.
  • Please drive slowly.
  • Please leave your pets at home or in the car (no leashed dogs) because we have our own pets out and about on the farm and one doesn’t like other dogs.
  • Please don't call for pricing.
  • We are not a U-Pick farm.
  • Please remember to bring cash or checks only. We do not take credit cards.
  • We are closed to the public the rest of the season, except from October through January (see Fruit Sales section above for some exceptions).

Apple Varieties

Ambrosia Arkansas Black Ashmead Kernal/dual purpose
Bramley’s Seedling/dual purpose Calville Blanc d’Hiver/dual purpose Candycrisp
Corail Cox Orange Pippin/dual purpose Crispin/dual purpose
Criterion Elstar Empire
Enterprise Fiesta Gala
Golden Russet Grimes Golden/dual purpose Honeycrisp
Hudson’s Golden Gem/dual purpose Idared Indian Summer
Jonagold Kidd’s Orange Red/dual purpose Macoun
Madeline Maiden’s Blush/dual purpose Mollies Delicious
Mountain Rose Newtown Pippin/dual purpose Pomme Gris/dual purpose
Pristine Red Cortland/dual purpose Red Gravenstein/dual purpose
Reine de Reinettes/dual purpose Ribston Pippin/dual purpose Rubinette
Spitzenberg/dual purpose Splendor St. Edmund’s Russet/dual purpose
Swaar/dual purpose Sweet Coppin/dual purpose Swiss Gourmet

Cider Varieties

Bitter Pew Bramtot Brown’s
Bulmer’s Norman Cap of Liberty Chisel Jersey
Dabinette Domaines Ellis Bitter
Frequin Rouge Harrison Harry Master’s Jersey
Karmine de Sonjaville Kermerrien Kingston Black
Medaille d’Or Michelin Muscat de Bernay
Muscat de Dieppe Nehou Porter’s Perfection
Redfield Roxbury Russet Shavel Sharp
Sommerset Redstreak Tom Putt Tremblett’s Bitter
Yarlington Mill

Crab Apple Varieties

Chestnut Hewe’s
Red Giant Cider Whitney
Wickson Niedzwetzkyana

Pear Varieties

Abate Fetel Barland Barnet
Canal Rouge Cascade Comice
d’Anjou Green Bartlett Golden Russet Bosc
Passe Crassane Red Bartlett Red d’Anjou
Romanian Perry Starkrimson Tayton Squash
Theilersbirne Warren Yellow Huffcap

Contact the Apple House

Please direct all fruit-related inquiries to the Apple House at (541) 399-4106. See the Wedding and Contact pages for additional contact information.