We will be opening for the season on July, 27th 2019!
Kiyokawa Family Orchards is a family-owned and operated farm located in Parkdale, Oregon. We’re proud to be a part of the famous Hood River Valley, where the nation’s finest apples and pears are grown. Our fruit is grower-direct, which allows us to provide quality fruit at great prices.
Kiyokawa Family Orchards has been growing the finest produce available since 1911. The fertile soils found at the base of Mt. Hood and rarified, glacier-fed water sources create a unique growing environment allowing us to offer over 120 distinct varieties of apples, pears, and Asian pears. We take pride in promoting local and sustainably grown produce and utilize a farm management system that incorporates best management practices.
You will find a visit to our orchard an unforgettable family experience with breath-taking views of Mt. Hood and beautiful grounds for your touring and picnicking pleasure. Kids will love our play area.
In addition to the seasonal fruit, our fruit stand offers turnovers, local honey, jams and fresh cider. If you prefer to pick your own, we have the largest U-Pick orchard in the valley!
Randy is a third generation orchardist from Parkdale, Oregon, whose grandfather emigrated from Japan in 1905, and through hard work started farming in Hood River in 1911.
Randy’s father, Mamoru, and mother, Michiko, met in the camp where their families were interned after the Pearl Harbor attack. After serving in the U.S. Military Intelligence Service, Mamoru returned to Hood River Valley in 1951 with Michiko, and purchased a 25-acre orchard in Parkdale that has been the nucleus of the current 207-acre farm. There they raised four daughters and a son, Randy.
In 1984, Randy graduated from Oregon State University with a degree from what is now the College of Agricultural Sciences. He enjoyed wrestling for the Beavers as well as being a Resident Assistant in the dormitories and a Resident Advisor in the housing coop. Continue reading “Our Story”