About our U-Pick Experience
& Seasonal Schedule
Read our U-Pick Experience Guide to ensure Safety and Fun!
Dogs are not allowed in the Orchard section of Draper Girls Country Farm
Ensure your comfort and safety:
Remember to wear closed-toed shoes, especially if you need to use a ladder for picking.
Dress appropriately for the weather; U-pick is open rain or shine.
Keep in mind that you'll be sharing the farm with pollinating bees, so bring your bee-sting supplies just in case.
Read our blog all about Farm Etiquette to allow for the safest and most enjoyable family experience!
When you arrive at the farm, simply follow the signs leading to the designated Pick-Your-Own (PYO) or U-pick fruit station, marked by the Red Tent. You must purchase one of our three (all you can fill!) basket options to enter the orchard.
WHERE TO PICK
Our friendly staff will guide you through the process:
We'll show you where to pick and provide you with the appropriate containers.
You'll be asked to read and sign a waiver.
We'll share some helpful hints, tips, and etiquette for your picking experience.
When you've finished picking, return to the station to check out and collect a box from one of our employees. Take this box to the fruit stand to make your payment. U-pick fruit is priced by the bucket, and if you have any questions about pricing, feel free to call ahead or ask our pick-your-own tent staff for clarification. We're here to assist you every step of the way.
THE U-PICK EXPERIENCE
At Draper Girls Farm, the U-pick experience is a tranquil and family-friendly adventure that allows you to immerse yourself in nature while harvesting delicious fruit. Our apple and peach trees are dwarf varieties, ensuring that most of the fruit is easily accessible. To ensure your fruit is perfectly ripe, we close off rows that are not ready for picking and guide you to the sections with the best fruit.
We also maintain well-mowed and weeded areas for easy access to the fruit. Please note that cherry trees are not dwarf trees and may require the use of ladders for picking. If you plan to use a ladder after watching our ladder safety video, we'll ask you to fill out a release of liability form for your U-pick experience. Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities.
100 Types of Fruit
At Draper Girls Country Farm we have expanded over the years to grow close to 100 types and varieties of fruit. Click below to see a full list of all the fruit we grow!
U-Pick Bucket Sizes
We price by bucket, not by the pound.
Pick as much as you can fit in your bucket!
Small Bucket (8 lbs.)
Medium Bucket (10-12 lbs.)
Large Bucket (20+ lbs.)
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Get seasonal updates, U-Pick availability
and upcoming event information!
March, April, May
April - Dates depend on the weather
When the snow melts and the cherry blossoms start to arrive is when when we know that spring has sprung! Come visit the beauty of the cherry blossoms and have an opportunity to take stunning photos in our orchards. We will keep our email list up to date with exact visiting availability as the spring approches.
Our flower picking experience is a tapestry of color and fragrance. Wander through our blossoming fields, with the majestic backdrop of Mt. Hood. Here, you're invited to pluck your own bouquet and enjoy peaceful moments you'll cherish. Come, join us, and add a splash of Draper Girls' natural splendor to your home.
June, July, August
Cherries for sale and for picking! June and July are wonderful months to stop by and stock up on fresh cherries. The days are long and U-Pick is a great activity for families and friends. Check out our blog for seasonal baking recipes using cherries!
Indulge in the sweet, juicy bounty of summer at Draper Girls Country Farm with an idyllic peach and nectarine picking adventure. As you meander through our sun-soaked orchards you'll enjoy a variety of fruit to choose from.
September, October, November
U-Pick Apples & Pears
Embrace the crisp essence of fall with an apple and pear picking experience at Draper Girls Country Farm. Stroll through our orchards where many varieties of apples and pears await your harvest. Our orchards are not just places to gather delicious fruit, but a space to create traditions with every apple and pear that you pluck. Join us at Draper Girls, where the harvest is hearty, and the memories are ripe for the picking.
Cider Doughnuts & Cider Festival
September / October
Cider Festival is one of our favorite weekends of the year! We celebrate the season of cider making and give our customers a variety of different cider flavors to sample. Each years harvest brings new flavors to explore. Come join us!
Harvest Festival at the farm is a fun event for families and friends! We serve hot and hard cider paired with Apple Cider Doughnuts for your tastebuds. We also have a wide selection of locally made goods in our farmstand and all kinds of pumpkins! Join our newsletter to stay up to date each year on the Harvest Festival, as the dates change each year.
Pumpkin time at the farm is always so much fun! We love seeing our return visitors coming by the farm each year to pick out pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors!
December, January, February
Farmstand is open for cider tasting & shopping!
Come by for a visit and get some cider to take home for the Holidays. We also offer a wide selection of unique seasonal gifts, perfect for stockings and presents for loved ones. We love supporting our local community by carrying handmade items from Hood River and all over Oregon.