You’ll find the best, freshest fruit at our fruit stands. After all, this is the Apple Capital of the World. And our cherries are so good we put them on jets and fly them to Japan. Our Wenatchee River Valley is the perfect place for pears — more than half of the fresh pears grown in the Pacific Northwest are picked in the valley’s 20-mile stretch of orchards.
NCW FRUIT STANDS
The Washington Apple Commission Visitor Center: 2900 Euclid Ave., Wenatchee; (509) 663-9600; It’s not really a fruit stand, but you can get samples here. Check out the gift store and learn about the apple industry.
Stemilt Fruit: North of Wenatchee on Highway 97A; (509) 662-9667
Blueberry Hills Farm: 1315 Washington St, Manson; (509) 687-2379; Eight acres of u-pick berries
Bountiful Fruit: 3615 Highway 97A; (800) 315-2306; Online gift fruit store created by Stemilt Growers, Inc.
Farmhouse Table Produce Market: 10 N. Mission St., Wenatchee; (509) 888-3010
Nicholson’s Orchard Fresh: Campbell Road and Highway 97, Peshastin; (509) 548-9152. Featuring a large variety of fresh-picked fruits and vegetables from June through November.
Okanogan Estate and Vinyard & Gift Shop: 1205 Main St./Highway 97, Oroville; (509) 476-2736
Taber’s Taste of Summer: 33384 Highway 97, Oroville; (509) 476-2762
White Trail Produce: 10024 Road U NW, Quincy; (509) 787-1543; a locally owned and operated fruit and produce stand with an emphasis on sustainable agriculture. Also features fresh fruit milkshakes, wine and gifts.
Mike’s Meat & Farmers Market: 1202 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee. Located across the parking lot from the Buzz Inn Steakhouse in the old Craft Warehouse building; (509) 667-2141; a marketplace for local farmers and ranchers.
Smithson Ranch Farmfresh Vegetables & Fruits: 7500 Highway 97 Peshastin, 7/10 mile from the junction of Highways 2 and 97; (509) 421-3025
Stutzman Ranch: 2208 Easy St., Monitor, 1 mile east on Easy Street from Monitor stoplight on Highway 2/97; (509) 667-1664; a working orchard and farm with packing shed.
Eagle Rock Fruit Stand.: 1.5 miles west of Monitor, 1.6 miles east of Cashmere, north side of Highway 2/97. Close to Cashmere, Monitor and Wenatchee; (509) 264-4890
Smallwood’s Harvest: On Highway 2, a half mile west of Peshastin traffic light, three miles east of Leavenworth; (509) 548-4196; a large store and fruit stand complex with theme park atmosphere.
Southern Roots Vegetable Stand: Clarke Orchards, one mile northwest of Peshastin or three miles southeast of Leavenworth on North Road; (509) 548-3581
Prey’s Fruit Barn Larger fruit stand, bakery and picnic grounds: 1.5 miles east of Leavenworth on south side of Highway 2; (509) 548-2091
Miller Orchards Small Stand: 7396 Highway 97. 1.1 mile up Highway 97 from the junction with Highway 2/97; (509) 548-7865; selling local fruit; established in 1905.
Orchard Run: 1.7 miles south on Highway 97 from junction with Highway 2; (509) 782-2522; very small orchard fruit stand.
Nicholson’s Orchard Fresh Fruit: On Highway 97, two miles south junction with Highway 2; (509) 548-9152; fruit stand with petting zoo.
Western Avenue Fruit Stand: 1701 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee in the front yard of a Western Avenue residence; (509) 679-6160.
First Fruits Produce Market: On Highway 2/97, about 2 1/2 miles north of Sunset Highway and the Odabashian Bridge in East Wenatchee; (509) 884-3000; a fresh-foods deli with a wrap-around bar and tables outside.
B&B: On Highway 2/97, about 2.6 miles from Sunset Highway and the Odabashian Bridge in East Wenatchee; (509) 884-2522; the huge, yellow sign makes this medium-sized country market hard to miss.
Feil Orchards: Highway 2/97, 2 1/2 miles north of the Odabashian Bridge; (509) 884-7570; The fruit is displayed in rows, with the prices handwritten on paper tabs. Stand closed? Leave money in the jar.
Estes Fruit Stand: Four miles north of Lincoln Rock State Park on Highway 97; (509) 884-2034.
Orondo Fruit Stand: On Highway 2/97, less than a half-mile from the Waterville turnoff; (509) 784-1451.
Brandt Orchards: Less than a half-mile from the Highway 2 and 97 split and the Waterville turnoff; (509) 784-1848
Orondo Cider Works: On Highway 97, five miles from Daroga State Park, 10 miles south of the Beebe Bridge; (509) 784-1029
Lone Pine Fruit and Espresso: Four miles south of Beebe Bridge on Highway 97; (509) 682-1514
Sunshine Farm Market: 37 Highway 97A, Chelan; (509) 682-1350
Trader John’s: Entiat; (509) 784-1430; Lake Entiat fruit stand and more.
Homestead Fruit Stand: On Highway 97A, across river from Turtle Rock, on the Entiat side, about four miles from Rocky Reach; (509) 665-8243