If there’s one thing about Spokane that never disappoints, it has to be the Fall. Don’t get me wrong, this city is beautiful year-round but once the trees change color, the temperature drops a little bit, and pumpkin spice is literally in everything, we know it’s time for our favorite season. And, what would Fall in Spokane be without a visit to Green Bluff? Sometimes it’s hard to know which farm to go to so that’s why we’re breaking down some of our favorites!
Walters Fruit Ranch
Open Monday-Thursday from 9am-5pm and Friday-Sunday from 8am-6pm, Walters Fruit Ranch has seasonal u-pick fruit starting in the Spring and leading through the Fall. They have the “Fruit Loop Express” that will take you out to the orchard to pick your fruit and to their café with tons of treats and even wine and cider tastings!
This ranch is extremely kid-friendly with a play box, sheep feeding and other fun activities. They have tons of apples of all kinds to pick from. You also have the option to participate in the Apple Festival every weekend through October 27th. If you love fresh fruit and fun, definitely stop at Walters on your journey through the bluff!
Not only does this Siemers Farm have plenty of fruit to choose from, but they also have a beautiful view of Mt. Spokane! Open Mondays, Fridays and weekends in October from 10am-6pm, Siemer’s Farm is on the Northeast corner of Green Bluff with snacks, beverages and a gift shop to sweeten the deal!
They also offer free wagon rides during fruit picking seasons and every Saturday and Sunday during the Apple Festival. For kids, they have a blow-up slide, pedal cars, trains and a corn maze – every kid’s dream! Siemers has a little bit of everything and amazing produce; what more could you want?
High Country Orchard
High Country Orchard offers something for everyone. Not only do they have U-Pick produce, but they also have a gift shop and bistro where you can purchase local treats and goodies! They are located right in the center of Green Bluff and open every day from 9am-6pm and Sundays 10am-6pm.
They have a pumpkin patch, barnyard, scavenger hunts, pony rides, music and local vendors that add to all the fun happening on this orchard! Make sure to grab some of their pumpkin donuts, Honeycrisp caramel apples, homemade pie and fresh apple cider. We promise you won’t regret it.
Beck’s Harvest House
Open all week from 9am-6pm, Beck’s Harvest House is right in the center of the action. Known for their famous pumpkin donuts, Beck’s goes above and beyond on their baked goods! Their Country Kitchen offers a variety of lunch options; some highlights being their Reuben and homemade soups. They even have a kid’s menu for your little ones. If you’re coming to Green Bluff for their famous donuts, make sure you visit before 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays to get the delicious seasonal treat!
If you’re looking to relax, they serve wine by the bottle or glass and also have a full espresso bar. And, if you’re looking for fresh U-Pick fruits you’re in luck because Beck’s has rows of trees to pick from! Their Fruit-Picking-Expert will also guide you through the orchard in their ‘Country Limo’ for an unforgettable day. We definitely recommend you stop at Beck’s and we encourage you to try their pumpkin donuts – they’re famous for a reason!
In 1992, owners Francis, Joyce and Kenny Hint bought eleven acres of farmland in the foothills of Mt. Spokane. Today, they have grown to encompass over 54 acres, but still keep the name Eleven Acres Farm to pay homage to their humble beginnings.
Eleven Acres is a working farm and offers a diverse selection of fruit and vegetables throughout the season. The majority of their produce is u-pick, but they have many items picked during peak harvest season. Eleven Acres is open from 9am-5pm daily, and closed on Mondays. This charming orchard is complete with a pumpkin patch and variety of greenhouses.
Cherry Hill, “The Happiest Place on the Bluff,” is a soft fruit lovers paradise. For the past 19 years, this family-operated orchard has produced some of the best cherries, raspberries, peaches, and plums in the region.
Although they are currently closed for the 2019 season, Cherry Hill offers a fun u-pick experience for the whole family- meaning that you choose the perfect fruit for your jams, cobblers, canning, or just to eat! Cherry Hill also offers fun classes throughout the year, with topics varying from Preserving Cherries 101 to Mixing Cocktails with Preserves.
With delicious fruit and friendly service, Yaryans is a must-stop on your next trip to the bluff. They are located near the center of Green Bluff but be prepared to drive a bit off the beaten path.
Follow the dirt road to their orchard offering u-pick or picked to order fruit. This hidden gem has a wide variety of apples, cherries, peaches and apricots- among other delicacies. The best part? Yaryans known for their shockingly low prices, something that we can all get behind!
Come one, come all to Hidden Acres Orchards. This little slice of heaven has been run by the same family, in the same location, for the past fifty years. Open daily from 8 am- 5 pm, Hidden Acres boasts a variety of u-pick and pre-picked fruit for visitors to enjoy. But, they are much more than just an orchard. Hidden Acres has a gift shop where guests can purchase farm-fresh eggs, honey, take & bake pies and gourmet jams.
Additionally, there is a variety of festival fun activities such as a narrated hayride, a tire maze, live music, and a petting zoo! Come check out Green Bluff’s only wind, solar and bio-diesel powered farm.
As you can see, it was extremely difficult to give y’all a concise list because there are SO many amazing places on Green Bluff. But, we are hoping that this list will make your next trip a little easier, and that you’ll “fall” in love with a new orchard. or discover something new about an old favorite.