Springtime in the Hood River Valley, Ore.

The springtime view of Mt. Hood from the Panorama Point lookout.

There is nothing quite like springtime in the Hood River Valley.

Spring is finally here! In our orchards, we are just starting see the trees blossom with color, marking the beginning of a brand new season.

One great way to experience the beauty this time of year has to offer, is to drive the Fruit Loop. This scenic drive offers 35 miles worth of breathtaking views. Between the acres of gorgeous pink, white and peach colored blossoms, double mountain views, charming alpaca farms, and the friendly local communities, there are also plenty of fun attractions to stop and visit. It’s the perfect way to spend a warm spring afternoon with friends and family.

Spring blossoms in the Webster Orchards, where the Comice Pears for The Fruit Company fruit baskets are grown.

If you are making the drive on a Friday, stop in at The Fruit Company for our infamous “Fruit Friday,” when we open our doors to our local neighbors and visitors alike. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, each week we offer special pricing on an ever-changing selection of premium fruit and gourmet food items. In most cases, this fruit is of a higher quality (and larger) than you will find in your local grocer, but because we have excess inventory, or it doesn’t meet our gift grade, we offer it to you at a substantially reduced price. Come visit and build your own fruit basket to take on a family picnic amongst the blossoming fruit orchards, at Panorama Point, or along the shore of the Columbia River.

Panoramic Views of Mt Hood

Roy Webster grandfather to Scott Webster, The Fruit Company CEO,  donated this lovely view for all to enjoy.

Looking for more information on what to do or events in the Columbia River Gorge area? Be sure to check out the latest New York Times article, “36 Hours in Hood River, Ore.” or visit Hood River County Chamber of Commerce’s Blossom Festival and Springtime Guide.

See you soon in The Hood!

 

The Fruit Company® got its start in 1942 when Roy Webster began selling apples and pears from his orchards located in Hood River, Oregon. The area was perfect for growing fruit thanks to the volcanically enriched soil and glacial water from the nearby Mt. Hood. The fruit was exceptional. The company was passed down from father to son and today is owned and operated by Roy's Grandson Scott Webster.

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