Ruthie Merz McAlexander and Lyle invite you to visit their family orchard of 38 years. 50 apple and pear varieties. U-pick/we pick, cider, prunes, peaches, grapes, pumpkins, canned fruit, jams, honey, dried fruit, pear fudge, apple pie. Hikes, picnic area, bus and RV turn-around. Hayrides, antiques, collectibles, hats and fruitwood.
Open from July 1 - Nov 4, 2012
Self serve: Nov - Dec, 2012
7 days a week, 9am - 5pm.
We are open for self-serve through November and December.
When will the fruit be ready? - click for our calendar.
Bring our coupons with you and save. Click these links to open and print.
When you order one of our wonderful gift packs, you will receive the freshest fruit available, as if you were here, and had picked it yourself. Each piece of fruit is large, polished, wrapped, and placed in a priority mail gift box.
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The Hood River valley in Oregon, with its rich, volcanic soil, produces some of the finest apples, pears and cherries on Earth. It is also one of the most beautiful places you could ever visit. If your travels find you in the area, be sure to stop by our Fruit Stand and say hello!
Our web site offers you direct access to our orchard, nestled at the foot of majestic Mt. Hood in Oregon.
There's always something interesting going on at the Mountain View Orchards Fruit Stand. This year we have a lineup of 4 special events.
U-Pick Cherries, Peaches, Pears & Apples
We are still allowing our people to u-pick when the fruit is available. cherries should be ready by July 16 at $1.50/pound. Peaches are 75cents/pound starting at the end of August. Apples and pears are available by August 25th at 50cents/pound. We ask that you not use our ladders or drive your car out to pick. And please, do not dump our fruit onto the ground if you find another variety. I'd hate to see a few people ruin the u-pick for everyone. So, please follow these simples rules, and do enjoy this experience. No ladders.
* We now accept Oregon Trail Cards, WIC, Senior coupons, VISA.
Ruthie and Lyle have been married for 45 years
Mt View Orchards is a 50 acre orchard on the west side of the upper valley
Educational Tours are popular in Sept-Oct.
Only $2/person, each takes home 10
pieces of fruit.
Blossom time was late in 2011 - Mt Hood in the background is 11 miles away