Kiyokawa Family Orchards in the Hood River Valley
Hanner’s Jumbo. Zestar. Hokutoi. Sansa. Ever heard of these apples? How about Butter, Mederis, or Cascade pears? I hadn’t, until I discovered an amazing family farm just a mile and a half from our inn, the Old Parkdale Inn. Kiyokawa Family Orchards, located in the Upper Hood River Valley, has been growing the finest produce since 1911 and along with the “old world” varieties you’ll find also the more common Bartlett Pears, Gravenstein and Fuji apples. The fertile soils found at the base of Mt Hood and glacier fed water sources create a unique growing environment allowing for the farm to grow over 80 distinctive varieties of apples, pears and Asian pears.
The farm offers both the largest u-pick orchards in the valley along with ready picked fruit, award-winning pies, turnovers, local honey, jams, and fresh cider.
The Hood River Valley is in the middle of its fall harvest and we invite you come up and enjoy our warm days, cool crisp nights, awesome fall foliage and of course Kiyokawa Family Orchards. Plan to spend at least a day or two, maybe more, as there is just so much to explore. Be sure to reserve your room early at a Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. We suggest coming during the week as the weekends with all its harvest activities, festivals and special events, can get a bit crowded as more and more folks “discover” the Hood River Valley. The fruit tastes even better during the week!!
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