How long has it been since you have had fruit fresh off the tree? Tired of eating fruit from your local grocery that has no taste? Then you need to come to the Draper Girls Country Farm. Not only do they have a plethora of fresh fruits like, cherries, peaches, nectarines, and apricots, but also early summer vegetables. The best part is you can pick them yourself, or you can purchase them already in a basket, ready to take home.
The farm is beautifully landscaped and maintained with Mt. Hood in the background.
The vista is breathtaking.
The experience doesn’t stop there because they have their own locally made jams, jellies, honey dried beans, and lentils. It gets better because they have fresh, non-pasteurized apple cider with multiple blends. You need to try their apple-pear, sweet cherry, tart cherry blends, which you will find unique to this farm.
The farm has their own petting zoo with the current residence being the very friendly pygmy goats. This is one of the features that receive the most positive feedback from visitors and especially from children.
Exclusive to this farm is the feature of staying in a beautiful appointed four bedroom home. This was the original home where the Draper girls were raised. One of the comments heard most often from those staying there is the casual, laid back atmosphere of being on a farm surrounded by well-maintained garden flowers and orchards.
The farm is operated by Theresa Draper and her three daughters, Rachel, Crystal, and Stefanie. Theresa shared that visitors particularly like the store which was built in the 1940’s. Hanging baskets and antiques are displayed among the fruit and vegetables.
You can also find their produce locally at Portland State Farmers Market on Saturday, Hillsdale Farmers Market, and King Market on Sunday. U-pick is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10am to 5pm. The store is open seven days a week from 10am to 6:30pm.
The Draper Girls County Farm is located 1 hour and 20 minutes from Portland. You will find the farm at 6200 Hwy. 35, Mt. Hood Parkdale.