This farm has been in the family since 1925, through 4 generations. We have been raising peaches since 1978 and currently have 2 varieties; Red Haven and Veteran. Our peaches are primarily u-pick. We also offer pre-picked peaches in increments of 5 lbs for walk-up customers or in any quantity for orders placed ahead. Call or text your order to 503-989-9222. Due to the chance that an email can drift off into deep cyberspace, please don't make pre-orders through email.
Because of insurance restrictions, u-pick peach customers can no longer use any ladders in the orchard. We now provide picking pole devices which work very well reaching the peaches in the tree. The u-pick device then gently holds the peach while it is removed from the tree and placed in the container.
During peach harvest, usually the end of July through the beginning of September, we are typically open Monday through Saturday 9am until 6pm & Sundays noon until 4pm. Please call 503-989-9222 for updates before visiting us as our days and hours can change based on crop availability.
The orchard is located at 5495 Center St. NE, Salem, Oregon, 97317. That is 2 miles east of Lancaster at the end of Center St. Look for our sign at Cordon Rd and at the orchard.
OUR PEACH VARIETIES
Red Haven – These are fantastic for using fresh in recipes and just plain eating straight off the tree. While they do work for canning and freezing, the veteran is superior for that. Red havens are ready for picking in July. This is a classic peach with very high name recognition and a great reputation.
Because of their highly reliable production and great flavor, veterans are a very popular western Oregon peach. They are a hybrid that is frost resistant during the bloom, which is the most vulnerable time for the peach crop. These peaches are freestone, easily peeled and very sturdy which makes them one of the best peaches for canning and freezing. They are ready for picking late in July and run to mid August. While they are a supurb canning peach, they are also a very delicious fresh peach. Some even say they are better than Red Havens for eating fresh off the tree.