By: Mary Pellegrini
Kiyokawa Family Orchards opens for the season July 21.
The renowned Honeycrisp apple. This distinctive apple is incredibly crisp with a sweet, tangy flesh that lends itself with equal satisfaction to fresh and baked delicacies. Kiyokawa Family Orchards grows this delicious apple along with over 100 more varieties of apples, pears and Asian pears in their orchards just a mile and a half from the Old Parkdale Inn.
Kiyokawa Family Orchards has been growing the finest produce available since 1911. The fertile soils found at the base of Mt. Hood and glacier-fed water sources create a unique growing environment. The Kiyokawa’s take great pride in promoting local and sustainably grown produce and utilize a farm management system that incorporates best management practices.
Mark your calendars for upcoming events at Kiyokawa Family Farms and Reserve your room today at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast. Keep in touch with Kiyokawa Family Farms and watch for breaking news on their facebook page.
Honeycrisp Harvest ~ September 22 and 23 ~ indulge in Honeycrisp caramel apples, sample Honeycrisp Applesauce and other baked delights made with this superb variety.
Fiesta Days ~ October 13 and 14 ~ Harvest fruit to the sounds of live Mariachi bands and have lunch with authentic Mexican food. This is the height of the harvest season when the largest variety of fruits and produce are readily available.
Heirloom Apple, Asian Pear and Hard Cider Tasting ~ October 20 and 21 ~ Taste over 100 varieties of apples and pears and two dozen varieties of Asian Pears, spanning over 200 years of cultivation.
Let us be home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and Mt Hood National Forest. After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with a glass of wine from a bottle you picked up at a local winery or our wine cabinet. We can even have a bonfire, roast some s’mores, if you’d like.
Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the vast Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound. We partner with Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Areas allowing us to offer discount lift tickets to our guests. Stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.