August 29, 2016
If you are looking for delicious Pears, Apples, or Plums, LOOK NO FURTHER!!!!
We have u-pick Brooks Plums and Italian Plums, as well as Bartlett Pears, both red and yellow. You will want to come soon and get these, because the heat has made the fruit ripen faster and the plums especially are feeling the heat. If you would like those, you should come before the temperatures rise later this week! Both Seckel and Asian Pears are also ready for picking- super sweet and delicious this year!
We have PICKED Bosc Pears available for $1/lb as well as PICKED Bartlett Pears for the same price.
Starting today we will be selling some ripe, picked Bartlett Pears for only $.25/lb. They are blemished but perfect for juicing or if you don't mind imperfect fruit!
Early this week we will have some picked Italian Plums for the same price/lb. We hope to have them in by later today or tomorrow. You can call the orchard line to check the status on those.
We also have a variety of apples ready to be picked. The varieties listed below will be subject to availability, so if you have a particular variety you would like, please call the orchard line to check to see if we have any left to pick. There are more varieties ripening every day, so be sure to check back for updates with new apples listed below!
ALL U-PICK FRUIT IS $1/lb!!
APPLE VARIETIES FOR U-PICK:
Orenco Nu Red McIntosh
Erwin Bauer Ben Wilde
Zaber Reinette Gravenstein
Tydeman Red Red Gravenstein
Kid's Orange Red Winter Banana
Summer Rambo Gala
Red Melba King
Round Tree Sweet
Unlike previous years, we no longer allow ladders on the orchard to pick the fruit. There is a good amount of fruit that can be easily picked from the ground, and we also have some fruit pickers that enable you to pick from the higher parts of the trees without using ladders. You will need to give us your driver's license in order to check out a picker.
We did not have any peaches available this year as the crop was very small.
Please check our hours below as well as other picking information.
This year we will have more days of closure and partial hours. Hours will be posted on the phone and the internet for the week. Call 503-625-7705 which will have the latest information for hours before you come out to the orchard. Please wear shoes or boots NOT flip flops. No dogs allowed for health sanitation reasons. Cash or check only-NO credit cards.
This season we will not be open 7 days a week and will determine our hours each Sunday evening and post on the website as well as on our voicemail message.
To be informed, check our website: www.sherwoodorchards.com.
To receive our email updates, please visit www.tricountyfarm.org and click on "Crop Updates," then submit your email address. We will send out our information and updates throughout our season.
You can also call the orchard line at 503-625-7705 for updates. We will try to keep that current. As time allows, we will respond to any of your other questions.
PLEASE NOTE WE WILL CLOSE EARLY THURS, FRI, SAT SHOULD TEMPERATURES RISE TOO HIGH FOR CUSTOMERS TO BE IN THE ORCHARD. CALL 503-625-7705 BEFORE YOU COME OUT!!!!
MONDAY, 8/29 9-5pm
TUESDAY, 8/30 9-5pm
WEDNESDAY, 8/31 9-3pm
THURSDAY, 9/1 9-5pm
SATURDAY, 9/3 CLOSED
SUNDAY, 9/4 1-5pm
MONDAY, 9/5 LABOR DAY CLOSED
PLEASE BE HERE 1 HOUR BEFORE CLOSING TO BE ABLE TO PICK!!!
The hours are dependent upon fruit availability!
Sunday night the website will be updated and emails are sent out.
PLEASE CALL EACH DAY BEFORE COMING OUT TO PICK FOR ANY CHANGES IN OUR SCHEDULE (503)625-7705. IF WE RUN OUT OF FRUIT TO PICK WE WILL CLOSE EARLY!!!
While many of you have picked at our orchard before, please read the following suggestions to help make this a safe experience for all...
IN OTHER WORDS,
PLEASE READ THESE TIPS BEFORE YOU COME!!!
**CASH OR CHECK ONLY!!! (We do accept WIC and Senior WIC)
A reminder that should we run out of fruit for picking, we will close our gate at 99W. We may also stay closed to allow for more fruit to ripen.
Beware of the squirrel and gopher holes in the ground. They are hard to see and contribute to the uneven ground.
We cannot allow individuals with walkers or canes in the orchard as it is too treacherous with the holes and uneven ground.
This year there will be times we are closed due to fruit not being ripe or unavailable. Should we sell out of fruit, we may close the orchard early. Please call first before you come out to prevent disappointment in finding we are closed. Some of the crops are very small this year and we will close until we have sufficient crops to pick. The phone line may be more reliable and up-to-date than the website.
Please bring containers to take your fruit home with you.
PLEASE do not come to the orchard in the afternoon if it is too hot! The orchard is really too hot to pick fruit and we discourage you from coming when the temperature is above 85 degrees in the afternoons.
PLEASE bring containers to take your fruit home in.
*NO DOGS OR PETS ALLOWED!!! Please leave them home!
*No children allowed on ladders- adults only!
*Please do not come to pick at the orchard if you use a cane or crutches. Our grounds are uneven and it is dangerous to have you walking through the orchard.
*Absolutely NO CLIMBING on our trees.
*PLEASE DRIVE 5 MPH UP THE ROAD!
*Wear sturdy shoes- NO FLIP FLOPS, CROCS, SANDALS WITH OPEN TOES or HEELS.
*Please bring your own bags or boxes. We have some available, but it would be helpful if you bring your own to take your fruit home.
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