Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Fruit Loop?
The Fruit Loop is a collection of farms, orchards, vineyards, wineries, and value-added agricultural businesses. Each member must meet specific criteria for membership, including cleanliness, accuracy of information presented to the public, and much more. Members function independently, with each member responsible for only their location.
Do all members offer u-pick?
No, but many do. Check the Fruit Loop map or website for u-pick locations and call before going because product availability can change rapidly.
What events are available
and where do they take place?
The individual stands determine which special events they want to host each year. From Easter Egg hunts in early Spring to apple and pear events in the fall, you will be able to experience the Hood River Fruit Loop. Plan Your Trip! is a great tool for identifying events throughout the season.
Are pets allowed?
Each member determines if pets are allowed on their property. Because these are working farms with their own farm animals, many locations do not allow pets to get out of vehicles. A few members do allow pets, so check at each location.
How long will it take me to drive the entire Fruit Loop?
The average trip taken on the Fruit Loop is 1 day. However, you can spend as little as a morning or as long as 2 days exploring the Fruit Loop's unique offerings. A longer stay gives you time to spend one or two nights in the valley enjoying the marvelous picnic areas, hiking trails, unique towns, and comfortable lodgings.
Is Hwy 35 open year round?
All of Hwy 35 is open year-round, depending on the weather. If you are traveling during the winter and would like to check on the Hwy 35 conditions, call TBD. Or, check the Oregon Department of Transportation website at www.tripcheck.com.
When are the fruit tree blossoms the best?
Blossoms begin near the end of March and continue through May. The fruit tree blossoms are at their peak in mid-April.
Where can I get a printed brochure?
Printed copies of an easy-to-follow Hood River Fruit Loop Map that lists Fruit Loop farms, attractions, and individual operating hours, are available at the Fruit Loop farmstand locations. You may also request a map by calling 541-490-7713 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
History of the Fruit Loop
Our mission is to promote sustainable agricultural diversity in Hood River County through the promotion of the products of Fruit Loop members via on-farm sales, organized retail opportunities, marketing, and public relations campaigns, and educational forums that create public awareness to ensure the preservation of Hood River County’s rich agricultural heritage for generations to come.