We will open for our VETERAN peach variety on August 5th.
Opening day will be Thursday, August 5th. Our hours are 8am-6pm Thurs, Fri & Sat, noon-4pm Sun. Because there can be last-minute availability changes, always check back here, on our Facebook or our phone line (503-362-7153) right before coming out.
The price this year is $1.60/pound for u-picks.
Bring your own containers.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the orchard.
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 do offer pre-picked peaches in bags (approximately 5 pounds) when we have time to pick and sort them.
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 middle of August, we are typically open Monday through Saturday 8am until 6pm & Sundays noon until 4pm. Please call 503-362-7153 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 on Center Street 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. Our Red havens are ready for picking in late July and are available for 1 or 2 days. This is a classic peach with very high name recognition and a great reputation.
Because of their highly reliable production, great flavor and easy handling for canning, 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 an excellent peach for canning and freezing. They are ready for picking in early August and are available for about 2 weeks. While they are a superb 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.