It's Pumpkin Patch Time in Hood River County
October just wouldn't be October without a trip to a pumpkin patch. Whether you are decorating for autumn, carving for Halloween or cooking for pies, you've just got to get your fresh picked pumpkin. It's also harvest time in the Hood River Valley, so while you're at it, pick up a bushel of fresh apples or pears.
These are three of our favorite local farms featuring pumpkins and all the other typical fall offerings:
- Kiyokawa Family Orchards and Fruit Stand
8129 Clear Creek Road, Parkdale, Oregon, 97041. Phone: 541-352-7115. Featuring apples, pears, Asian pears, pumpkins, vegetables, and more. Kiyokawa Family Orchards is a family-owned and operated farm located in Parkdale, Oregon. They are open daily, 9 to 5, September 3 through November 15.
- Mt. Views Orchards Fruit Stand
6670 Trout Creek Ridge Road, Parkdale, Oregon. Phone: 800-529-6554. or Phone: 541-352-6554. Open: Daily, September 10–November 10, 9:00–5:00. Another family owned orchard featuring cider, prunes, peaches, pumpkins, corn, canned fruit, jams, honey, dried fruit, tuna, apple pie and fudge. Also antiques, collectibles, and fruitwood. Hayrides Saturday afternoons. Don’t miss these events:
* Swiss-German “Edelweiss” Party, Saturday, October 22, 12:00–5:00
* Mexican BBQ, October 8, 12:00–5:00
* Applesauce & Dessert Day, October 15, 12:00–5:00. Free samples.
- Rasmussen Farms
3020 Thomsen Road, Hood River, OR 97031. Phone: (541) 386-4622. Open: Daily, April 15 to October 31, 9 am to 6 pm; and November 1 to December 23, 9 am to 5 pm. Featuring pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins, corn maze, games and PUMPKIN FUNLAND. Also, ready-picked Berries, Cherries, Pie Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Pears, Cider and Apples (20+ kinds! Samples).