Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Oregon Bounty: Harvest Time in Hood River County

"Earth here is so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest." - Douglas Jerrold

Autumn is harvest time, and I can think of nowhere that puts on a better show of Oregon's bounty than Hood River County.

At the Annual Harvest Festival held recently along the banks of the Columbia River, some of the gems of the valley were on display.

Orchard fresh apples...

...and pears straight from the tree.

Acorn squash..

 ...and I forgot what this was.

 Also some pretty juicy looking Italian plums.

Even some ornamental cabbage for your landscaping needs!

Of course, no harvest celebration would be complete without pumpkins!

Harvest Festival may be over, but farm stands all along the Fruit Loop offer a large variety of local produce. Soon they will be closing to the public until Spring. Do yourself a favor and go grab some Oregon Bounty while you still can!

Plan Your Visit:

Hood River County Fruit Loop

Hood River County Chamber of Commerce

Travel Oregon


  1. I watched a show last night about giant pumpkin competition back in New York. Some of those pumpkins weigh 1000 pounds or more. It was fun and all, but I think Oregon's bounty is special and wonderful beyond compare, especially when viewed through your talented eyes.

  2. Girlfriend, you are makin' me hungry! #WINNER

  3. Great pics as always!
    Nancy P