#15 Cole’s Orchard

18423 N. Green Bluff Road
Colbert, WA 99005
509-238-4962

colesorchard@msn.com

CERTIFIED ORGANIC. APRICOTS, PRUNES, PEARS & APPLES (Lodi, Gravenstein, Spartan, Jonagold. Honeycrisp, MacIntosh, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Ida Red, Cortland, Rome, Winter Banana & Granny Smith). 10 varieties WINTER SQUASH, PUMPKINS, DRIED FLOWERS and FRESH LAVENDER. New this year: Many varieties of VEGETABLES. Call for availability. Open Fri, Sat and Sun in the Fall.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC Since 2007. APRICOTS, PRUNES, PEARS & APPLES. Apple varieties are Lodi, Gravenstein, Spartan, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Ida Red, Cortland, Rome, Winter Banana & Granny Smith. Many Varieties of WINTER SQUASH, PUMPKINS, TOMATOES, DRIED FLOWERS, AND LAVENDER. Open Weekends or by appointment as the produce ripens.

Cole’s Orchard is a Certified Organic small family farm in nearby Green Bluff. We have been operating this farm since 1992 starting with about 400 fruit trees, now with approximately 900. Our specialty is apples, with 13 varieties, which start ripening in mid-summer running through the end of October. We also have pears, apricots, and prunes.

Typically grown each year in our garden, are 10-12 varieties of winter squash along with a small amount of sugar pumpkins, gourds and 5 varieties tomatoes.

At the present time, 95% of our crop is sold right out of our garage through direct marketing. There are zero food miles on everything we grow.

When we first started growing tree fruit, we did so using conventional methods. In addition to ourselves wanting to be in the orchard, we had young children that wanted to play there as well. This made us realize that the harsh chemicals had to be eliminated. Thus, began Steve’s learning process of how to farm without poisoning the environment and our family. Even though it has been a gradual transition to become fully Certified Organic, we eliminated the conventional pesticides 12 years ago.

We will have our first crop of organic peaches in about two years and cherries in three years. We look forward to retaining our many customers that come back every year and meeting many new ones seeking local and organic fruit and produce.