July 28, 2015
We are excited to be open finally for our season! While our cherries were a "BUST" this year, we are happy to share our other harvests with you.
We have a small crop of peaches, with 1 variety available for u-pick. Harken, is a clingstone peach, sweet and perfect for fresh-eating! We are awaiting our Redhaven and July Elberta peaches to ripen more..
There are 2 other fruit crops we have available to pick as well. Our Shiro Plums are a yellow plum with a very sweet flesh. Lodi Apples are also ready to be picked. These apples are a white Russian apple that aren't good for fresh-eating as they are tart, but make good applesauce or pies.
All of the fruit is $1/lb.
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.
Sat., 7/25 9-4 pm
Sun., 7/26 CLOSED
Mon., 7/27 9-5 pm
Tues., 7/28 9-5 pm
Wed., 7/29 9-1 pm
Thurs., 7/30 9-5 pm (depending on fruit availability)
Fri., 7/31 9-4 pm (depending on fruit availability)
Sat., 8/1 9-4 pm (depending on fruit availability)
PLEASE BE HERE 1 HOUR BEFORE CLOSING TO BE ABLE TO PICK!!!
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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