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21st October 2019 - Beef Shares

Looking into purchasing a share of beef? We have 2 quarters or 1 half that is available for our November 6th harvest date. If you are not familiar with our beef we raise a Wagyu/Angus cross beef. It is all pasture raised. No grains or growth hormones are ever introduced to our cattle. They graze year round on pasture and in the winter when grass is scarce we feed locally raised grass hay and alfalfa. If you have never heard of the Wagyu breed of cattle, they are a breed that was established in Japan, they are the same breed where the Kobe beef comes from and has more natural marbling without having to feed grain, the fat that is in this breed is a more healthy fat and will have minimal impact in raising cholesterol levels.

20th October 2019 - Sherwood Orchards Weekly Update

We are still awaiting tractors to come to top and hedge our trees. They come from Yakima, Washington. When they come to do the work on the trees, we will have to close the orchard because of the danger of limbs and branches around the trees. Please call first before you come out to pick the fruit. We will send out a special edition email and put it on the website as soon as we know their time of arrival. We will have PICKED persimmons in November for purchase. There will be an email and also it will be on the website. Look for it in November. We grow Fuyu and Hachiya persimmons.

18th October 2019 - Kiwiberries, Apples, Pears, Asian Pears, Pumkins, Squash, and Frozen Blueberries

Morning Shade Farm is open for u-pick Orchard Fruit, Kiwiberries, Pumpkins and Squash from 8 am to 3 pm Saturdays. Already picked fruit and frozen blueberries can be ordered and picked up any day of the week by appointment.

18th October 2019 - Apples & Pumpkins

Weather isn't going to be so great, but if you're willing to dodge rain showers we have lots of apples ready and rows of pumpkins out in the orchard. This is produce and pumpkins from Snowline Farm combined with Marquam Meadows Fruit Company.

14th October 2019 - Sherwood Orchards Weekly Update

Hours for the week will be listed at the bottom of this page. Please come one hour before closing time in order to have time to pick.

We are awaiting tractors to top and hedge our trees. They come from Yakima, Washington. When they arrive to do the heavy work in the orchard, we will have to close the orchard for the year. Please call first before you come out to pick fruit. We will send out a special edition email and put it on the website as soon as we know the time of arrival of the crew.

12th October 2019 - Just pumpkins, fresh air, hot drinks

It is October, and our pumpkin patch is open Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-5pm.

Our theme is "Just Pumpkins." That means that you can just come out and enjoy the outdoors while hunting for your pumpkins in the huge field (the pumpkins are beautiful!), and pick up some other fall decorations. No entry fee, and wagons are provided.

12th October 2019 - Pumpkin Patch and Hay Rides

11th October 2019 - Fall Festivities, classes and sales at Blooming Junction!

Come check out the fall festivities at Blooming Junction - Farm & Garden every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Halloween! Bring the kids for an exciting adventure through our covered twisting-turning Straw Fort & 'Sugar Cane' Maze. Then pick out that perfect pumpkin from our Pumpkin Patch! Admission is $10 per child ($7 each for groups of 4+ kids) including:


Mason Hill Orchard has 5 varieties of apples available in our self service stand. They are Jonagold, Melrose, Mutsu, Criterion, and Northern Spy. We also have Asian pears. For cider makers we have 40 lb bushel boxes of #2 apples at a discounted price. These are not windfalls but apples that have slight imperfections that don't make to our premium fruit. All of our #1 fruit is already picked and available in 5 lb, 10 lb, & 20 lb handle bags and 40 lb bushel boxes. We are located North of the Sunset Hwy exit #59 Jackson School Rd follow the apple signs to our stand on Mason Hill Rd. For further information call 503-647-5669

8th October 2019 - Pumpkins in the Orchard

This season we have teamed up with Marquam Meadows Fruit Company to bring you Pumpkins in the Orchard.