Local Growers


Fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles have a per­sonal and dis­tinc­tive place of ori­gin.

Inde­pen­dent & small scale fam­ily farms con­tribute to our regional abun­dance and land­scape with a wide vari­ety of fresh, peak of sea­son pro­duce.

Check out some of our notable farmer pro­files to see who’s grow­ing your food.


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Orchard View Farms

Orchard View Cher­ries are some of the world’s most sought after fresh fruit. Their fresh cher­ries are enjoyed around the globe.

Wal­ter Bai­ley and Mabel Bai­ley estab­lished Orchard View Farms in 1923. The ini­tial busi­ness base was pro­cess­ing cher­ries (Maraschino Cher­ries). Accord­ing to records kept by Grandpa, the farm pro­duced 18 tons of white cher­ries and six tons of black cher­ries dur­ing its first sea­son.

Walter’s son, Don and his wife Edwina, joined the busi­ness prior to 1940. Don and Edwina, with sons Bob, Ken, Tom and Jon, planted addi­tional orchard acreage and in the 1980’s and over­saw the con­struc­tion of a cold stor­age and pack­ing facil­ity for apples. In the mid 1990’s, the facil­ity was con­verted to a fresh cherry pack­ing line.

Today, Don’s grand­daugh­ter, Brenda Thomas and grand­son, David Ortega, along with a man­age­ment team, over­see 3,300 acres of apples, cher­ries and pears. The facil­ity packs more than 10,000 tons of cher­ries a year.

Located in the Colum­bia River Gorge, Orchard View is an excel­lent place to grow light and dark sweet cher­ries. Each cherry vari­ety they grow is selected for its pre­mium fla­vor, size and har­vest tim­ing to cre­ate a seam­less sup­ply of top qual­ity cher­ries from the Pacific Northwest.

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