See growing practices below
Cody Orchards Fruit Stand has been providing fruits from the farm to Hood River residents and visitors since 2006. On the farm we raise cherries, peaches, nectarines, pears and apples with a small selection of plums and vegetables. We have acreage in Odell and Parkdale extending the harvest of several varieties. In 2017, Out On A Limb Farm was created when my husband and I had the opportunity to lease some land. Eventually, we purchased his Grandfather's 14 acre fruit farm just outside of Odell. I continue to operate Cody Orchards Fruit Stand. I will be rebranding to The Farmer In Odell as the founders hope to retire in 2022.
Growing practices: Our farm follows Regenerative practices. Hand lines have been replaced with micro sprinklers and an irrigation schedule is followed to allow proper hydration for the trees without over watering. This has reduced the amount of water used per season by many gallons. Clover and other beneficial low growing ground cover has been allowed to spread under the canopy of the trees to keep the soil covered and allow beneficial insects habitat in the orchard to help control unwanted pests. Along the borders of our farm, we have been placing native flowering plants to increase food sources for a wide variety of pollinators throughout the season. The Xerces society helped fund this project as well as placing alyssum, meadowfoam, clover, and flax within the tree strip of a newly planted block. The amount of ladybug and lacewing larvae found through the first season was promising. We continue adding strips of flowers through the year to help these beneficial insects become established in multiple sections of the farm. Bat Boxes are being placed around the farm to aid in codling moth prevention. Along with our IPM (Integrated Pest Management) program we are able to narrow our applications to very specific pests. Our fruit is susceptible to serious pests and diseases. Spraying is the most efficient way of providing foliar fertilizer and protection from these threats. 94% of the products used in the orchard are Organic (OMRI listed). Fire Blight is our biggest concern and applications are made for fire blight dependent on the weather each year for a 3 week window. Decisions to spray are thoughtfully studied and done with extreme care.
Expected products: 10 varieties of pears, 5-8 varieties of apples, canned peaches, dried fruit, jam
Payment methods accepted: cash, check, FDNP vouchers