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.

  • Fruit sales begin at the farm on October 3rd and continue until we are out of fruit. Due to weddings on the weekends, we are closed until then. Call for special requests during the week.
  • Hours: 10 am – 5 pm daily until mid-November. Call for weekend hours after mid-November when we break down the fruit stand and just have fruit in the cooler.
  • All pears are $2.00/lb, with two exceptions (Warren and Passe Crassane @ $3.00/lb).
  • Most apples are $2.50/lb with a few exceptions that will be a bit higher or lower (e.g. Mountain Rose @ $4.00/lb and Galas @ $2.00/lb).
  • Processing grade fruit is $.75/lb.

Available As Harvested (only those varieties with an asterisk)

  • Pristine Apples: $1.50/lb
  • Gravenstein Apples: $2.50/lb #1 grade
  • Red Bartletts: $2.00/lb
  • Honeycrisp: $3.50/lb
  • Swiss Gourmet: $3.00/lb
  • Elstar: $2.50/lb
  • Rubinettes: $2.50/lb
  • Jonagolds: $2.50/lb
  • Empire: $2.50/lb
  • Cortland: $2.50/lb
  • Fiesta: $2.50/lb
  • Ribston Pippin: $2.50/lb
  • Mountain Rose: $4.00/lb
  • Spitzenberg: $2.50/lb
  • Ashmead's Kernal: $2.50/lb
  • Cox's Orange Pippin: $2.50/lb
  • Corail Apples: $2.50/lb
  • Ambrosia: $2.50/lb
  • Macoun: $2.50/lb
  • Starkrimson Pears: 2.00/lb #1 grade
  • D'Anjou: $2.00/lb
  • Galas: $2.00/lb
  • Cascade Pears: $2.00/lb
  • Comice Pears: $3.00/lb
  • Passe Crassane Pears: $3.00/lb
  • Canal Red Pears: $2.00/lb
  • Warren Pears: $3.00/lb
  • Bosc
  • Farm Policies

    • 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.