Ruthie Merz McAlexander and Lyle invite you to visit their family orchard of 38 years. 50 apple and pear varieties. U-pick/we pick, cider, prunes, peaches (sorry out of fresh peaches for 2013!), grapes, pumpkins, canned fruit, jams, honey, dried fruit, pear fudge, apple pie. Hikes, picnic area, bus and RV turn-around. Hay rides, antiques, collectibles, hats and fruitwood.

Open from July 1 - Nov 2, 2013
U-Pick Cherries: July 10 - on
Self serve: Nov - Dec, 2013
7 days a week, 9am - 5pm.

We are open for self-serve through November and December.

When will the fruit be ready? - click for our calendar.

Bring our coupons with you and save. Click these links to open and print.

When you order one of our wonderful gift packs, you will receive the freshest fruit available, as if you were here, and had picked it yourself. Each piece of fruit is large, polished, wrapped, and placed in a priority mail gift box.

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The Hood River valley in Oregon, with its rich, volcanic soil, produces some of the finest apples, pears and cherries on Earth. It is also one of the most beautiful places you could ever visit. If your travels find you in the area, be sure to stop by our Fruit Stand and say hello!

Our web site offers you direct access to our orchard, nestled at the foot of majestic Mt. Hood in Oregon. 

There's always something interesting going on at the Mountain View Orchards Fruit Stand. This year we have a lineup of 4 special events.

U-Pick Cherries, Peaches, Pears & Apples (out of fresh peaches for 2013)

We are still allowing our people to u-pick when the fruit is available.

  • Cherries should be ready by July 10 at $1.50/pound.
  • Prunes and peaches are $1.00/pound starting at the middle of August.
  • Apples and pears are available by August 25th. All apples and pears (except Honeycrisp) are 50 cents/pound.

We ask that you not use our ladders or drive your car out to pick. And please, do not dump our fruit onto the ground if you find another variety. I'd hate to see a few people ruin the u-pick for everyone. So, please follow these simples rules, and do enjoy this experience. No ladders.

* We now accept Oregon Trail Cards, WIC, Senior coupons, VISA.

Lyle and Ruthie

Ruthie and Lyle have been married for 46 years

Our Farm Stand

Mt View Orchards is a 50 acre orchard on the west side of the upper valley

Educational Tours
Educational Tours are popular in Sept-Oct.
Only $2/person, each takes home 10
pieces of fruit.

Mt Hood
Our 50 acre home place purchased in 1974

Gift Pack #1 - Ruthie's Favorite Things

play structure
Don't forget the new play structure
behind the house

Huckleberry jam, chocolate cherries, pear vanilla fudge, pears, apples - 5 -7 lbs.
Gift Pack #2 - Hood/Bathtub
Sweet & Juicy Comice Pears
Gift Pack #3 - Mt. Adams
Red and Golden Delicious Apples
Gift Pack #4 - Three Sisters
Fuji, Braeburn and Granny Smith Apples
Gift Pack #5 - Apple and Pear Combo
Apple and Pear Combo

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