Certified Organic, Tree-Ripened Fruit

…and so much more

Come On In & Rest Awhile

We are a plentiful orchard and we also have a fruit stand with a lot to offer! Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in North Central Washington, we are near the mouth of the Methow River. Our orchards produce some of the finest fruit in the valley.

Our Country Market

Our Washington Roots

We have many products featuring our fruits sold in our market. Stop by and try our famous pies!

From The Orchard

Grown in Central Washington

A wide variety of fruit is grown in our orchard. The vast array of fruit can be purchased through our website.

Farmers Markets

Selling Our Bounty

We feature our fruits at several farmers markets in Washington State.

From the Orchard

Harvest Calendar

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Apples

There are many apple varieties grown in our region, but these varieties are exclusive to Rest Awhile Country Market

August

Akane, Arlet, Gravenstein, Macintosh, Transcendent Crabapple

September

Braeburn, Elstar, Empire, Golden Delicious, Ida Red, Jonathan, Not-Spitz, Winter Banana

October

Common Red, Fuji, Granny Smith, Rome, Smokehouse, Spitzen, Stayman, Winesap, York Imperial

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Apricots

Apricots are fabulous fresh, cooked (cobblers, pies, jams, pastries and more), and dried for later consumption as a terrific any-season treat; especially appreciated on your next family trip!

July

Blenheim, Goldbar, Goldrich, Perfection, Rival, Tomcat

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Berries

Berries are such a treat fresh-picked or in any number of ways. Check out the seasonal availability of cobblers, pies or other delicious creations we might have ready for you!

June

Blackcap Raspberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries

July

Blackberries, Blueberries

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Cherries

Cherries are typically a short season. It is best to get what you desire while you’re here. And as a far healthier alternative to Popsicles, pit them and freeze several small containers/bags for the freezer in preparation for the hotter months to follow. Then, mix and match varieties for fabulously fun, frozen-treat surprises!

June

Bing, Chelan, Early Robin, Lapin, Rainier, Stella, Van

July

Montmorency, Sweetheart

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Nectarines

Nectarines are also known as a “fuzzless peach.”

July

Arctic Glo

August

Arctic Jay, Firebite, Flavortop, Independence, Red Gold

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Peaches

Peaches are great in many prepared ways. Yet, there is nothing like eating a cool, truly-ripe peach (something rarely seen at modern big-box stores). Ask for tips on picking the peach that is at peak ripeness, and for varietal suggestions based on your desired uses.

July

Early Red Haven, PF#1 (Flamin’ Fury), Queen Crest, Red Fremont

August

Blushing Star, Delp, Flame Crest, Improved Early Elberta, Red Globe, Red Haven

September

J.H. Hale

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Pears

Believe it or not, the very delicious pear (like the apple) is a member of the rose family (Rosaceae). The name may have evolved from an Aramaic word that meant “fruit” or “to multiply and bear fruit.” No matter the origin or meaning, there are a few varieties we simply call “delicious!”

September

Bartlett, Bosc, D’Anjou

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Plums & Prunes

The main differentiation is that a prune is a “freestone” version (pit is easily freed) and therefore great for drying, whereas plums are primarily for fresh consumption and are “clingstone” (pit literally clings for more difficult removal). Dried plum fruits are either called “dried plums” or “prunes.” The term prune stands on its own, implying it was famous for its “dried” state and qualities.

July

Duarte Plum

August

Black Plum, Early Italian Prune, Santa Rosa Plum

September

Elephant Heart Plum, Italian Prune, Sugar Plum (French Petite Prune)

We ship across the USA & Canada

You-Pick available
throughout the season

Call (509) 923-2256 to learn more and/or Order

About Us

We are a small town fruit stand with a lot to offer! Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in North Central Washington and situated near the mouth of the Methow River, we are nestled in our orchards, which produce some of the finest fruit in the valley. We offer many varieties of cherries, berries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, and apples.

In addition to fresh, tree-ripened fruit (customers request extra napkins to enjoy its elbow drippin’, ready to eat goodness!) we bake fruit-filled desserts and health-filled bread in our on-site bakery. Our apple cinnamon rolls are a signature item and the molasses cookies are famous—the perfect accompaniment for your favorite espresso beverage. Be sure to come by for lunch. Enjoy homemade soups, deli sandwiches and fresh salads. Fresh fruit milkshakes and smoothies are especially popular!

Our beautiful gift shop has everything from canned preserves to home furnishings; local wines to hats and candles. There is something for everyone!

FAQs

Why is there so much fruit in Central Washington?

Our soil is primarily decomposed lava and volcanic ash. Most trace elements are present in adequate amounts for healthy trees. The two primary elements lacking are boron and zinc. These are applied both to the soil and as foliar nutrients annually. Nitrogen is the primary fertilizer used. Other foliar nutrients are applied as indicated by soil and leaf testing.

Our climate is particularly suited to pome (apples and pears) and stone fruit (cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums) production. Our lack of rain and low humidity allows us to avoid or readily control many of the fungus diseases that plague other growing regions. We are, however, forced to irrigate. Rains cannot be relied upon.

Our history of fruit production has left us with one of the greatest concentrations of horticultural expertise in the world. Washington State University is world renowned. University, chemical distributor, and industry horticulturists are all available to any grower asking advice. These, with nurseries and growers, cooperate to provide research and field testing of new varieties, new hort/horticultural practices and new and safer chemical answers to fruit pests. This means we can contribute to the safest, most varied, most convenient, most economical food supply in the history of the world.

Are you organic growers?

We use horticultural practices that have the least impact on your health and ours, and the environment, consistent with sound fiscal prudence. Farmers are the original stewards of the land. We live in the midst of our orchards, and are the first affected by careless action.

What are all the propellers for?

These are “wind machines,” used for frost control just before and during blossom time. Two or three degrees can save a crop. If there is an inversion (warmer air above, colder on the surface) these propellers on towers can force the warm air down and mix it with colder air, raising the temperature of the tender buds above the danger point. Older ones have the engine on the tower with the blades; with newer ones, the engine is on the ground with a shaft through the tower to drive the blades.

Want to Work With Us?

We have seasonal positions available. Download the Application and mail it to us.


Find Us at the Markets


Local Farmers Markets

Chelan, Leavenworth, & Twisp
On-Farm Store & Bakery
7 days a week from 7AM-7PM.

Seattle Farmers Markets

Mercer Island, Edmonds &
Madrona. We are at the Seattle markets
Friday thru Sunday.

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53 Washington 153 Pateros, WA, 98846
(509) 923-2256

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