Hood River County Fruit Loop History

Hood River County OrchardThe Hood River Fruit Loop was organized in 1992 and printed its first map in 1993. Our mission is to promote sustainable agricultural diversity in Hood River County through the promotion of the products of Fruit Loop member via on-farm sales, organized retail opportunities, marketing and public relations campaigns, and educational forums that create public awareness to ensure the preservation of Hood River County’s rich agricultural heritage for generations to come. The Fruit Loop concept was developed and promoted by Kaye White, owner of River Bend Farm & Country Store. Apple Hill, which is located approximately an hour from Sacramento, was the model from which the Fruit Loop was developed. Apple Hill's season is packed with tour buses and cars searching for apples and pies. The organization began in 1964 with 16 ranchers and today the map boasts 45 members.

White and Thom Nelson of the Hood River Grower & Shipper Association wrote an Ag Development grant that was used to fund both the first local Hood River Farmers Market and the first Fruit Loop map. Subsequent grant funding of the Fruit Loop was provided by the Hood River Chamber of Commerce Visitor Council.  Today, the funding for the Fruit Loop is through the member stands and advertisers in the brohure.

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Apple Valley Country Store & Bakery Celebrates Fall Harvest

Join us as we celebrate the bounty of Hood River’s
fall fruit harvest. Daily treats will include: Fresh-picked
local pears, fresh pear pies, scones, cookies
and hand pies, huckleberry and pumpkin milkshakes.
Weekend specials: Our Famous Pear Dumplings,
pumpkin scones, cobblers and crisps. www.applevalleystore.
com 541-386-1971

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