The fertile Hood River Valley is home to numerous small, family-run fruit orchards, delighting visitors to samplings of luscious apples, pears, cherries, peaches, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Hood River Valley is the largest pear-growing area in the United States. Wasco County is the number one producer of sweet cherries in Oregon, with the Goldendale area in Washington recognized for its delicious peaches.

One of the best ways to experience the fresh fruit paradise is to take the 35 mile scenic drive along the Hood River Valley Fruit Loop. Not only can you buy fruit or pick your own, you can also sample homemade pies and preserves, taste local wine, or take home a bouquet of fresh lavender.

Do yourself a favor and plan a day to experience the fresh fruit paradise in the Columbia River Gorge. You’ll be glad you did!

Seasons of our Fresh Fruit Paradise

Early June through late June

Late June through early August

Late June through late July

Mid-July through mid-August

Early August through mid-September

Mid-August through late October

Early August through late October

Fall Produce
Early October through late October

Ripe red apples ready to be picked in Hood River's upper valley

Farmers Markets

A favorite weekly ritual for many visitors and locals is the farmers’ market. Fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, arts and crafts, flowers, live music and so much more await your visit. Enjoy the local color of the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood at the farmers’ market!

Estacada Farmers Market
May – September
Second & fourth Saturdays, 11am–3pm
Wade Creek Vintage Marketplace
664 NW Wade Street

Cascade Locks Mobile Farmers Market
June – October
Second & fourth Thursdays, 4–6pm
Cascade Locks Elementary School

Hood River Farmers Market
May 7 – November 19
Saturdays, 9am–1pm
Downtown Hood River, 5th & Columbia

Hood River Indoor Farmers Market
December – April
First & third Saturdays, 10am–1pm
Ferment Brewing Company

Mercado del Valle
June – September
First & third Thursdays, 4–6pm
Oregon Child Development Coalition
3485 Early Road

Mt. Hood Farmers Market
May 20 – October 21
Friday nights, 3–7pm
38600 Proctor Blvd, Sandy
*Located behind Dairy Queen and the Big Apple

The Dalles Farmers Market
June 4 – October 8
Saturdays, 9am–1pm
City Park, Union and E. 5th Street

Camas Farmers Market
June 1 – September 28
Wednesdays, 3–7pm
4th Avenue, between Everett and Franklin

Goldendale Farmers Market
May 7 – September 24
Saturdays, 9am–2pm
On Chamber lawn at 903 E. Broadway

Lyle Farmers Market
May – October
Fridays, 4-6pm
Lyle Activity Center

Stevenson Farmers Market
June 11 – October 8
Saturdays, 10am–2pm
140 SW Cascade Avenue (on the waterfront)

White Salmon Farmers Market
June 14 – September 20
Tuesdays, 4–7pm
White Salmon City Park

The Fruit Loop in the Hood River Valley is a fun scenic drive and opportunity to stop at farms and fruit stands along the way

Fruit Loop


Visit all 27 of our member farm stands. Enjoy their seasonal bounty of award-winning wines, cider, fruit, vegetables, flowers, delicious food, and artisan gifts. Experience spectacular scenery and breathtaking views of majestic Mt. Hood! Pick up a map along the way, or visit our website.

541-490-7713     visit website

Stevenson Waterfront Farmers Market, the only waterfront market in the Gorge

Stevenson Farmers’ Market


The Port of Skamania’s beautifully finished waterfront hosts walking paths and children’s activities along the river. Live music, fresh naturally grown produce and handmade goodies makes it a simple choice for a day in the sun. Saturdays 10am – 2pm.

Stevenson Waterfront, Stevenson, WA     visit website