This orchard is here in Pullman for members of the local campus or others to do teaching, research, and/or extension work. Those are our top priorities. If we have surplus fruit or vegetables that will not be used for teaching, research, or extension projects we sell the surplus produce to the general public and apply that money to our operations funds.
Already Picked Fruit Sales New and Final Location!
Our new and permanent sales location is in our beautiful new crimson building #400A at Spillman Farm on top of the first hill on the right. The address is 1452 Johnson Road but it starts out as Johnson Avenue on Bishop Blvd (so you might want to try both Johnson Road and Johnson Avenue in your GPS locator). See detailed directions below.
When will WSU Already Picked Cherry Sales begin? Good question. The answer is I am not sure.
We do have some sweet cherries this year. Due to the COVID 19 and all the new WSU Return to Work Rules and Committees, there is now a process that all units and departments need to go through in order to have a written plan that gets approved by 3 different committees to have any contact with anyone on the WSU campus. So our written procedures are currently in the process of being put in front of all 3 of the necessary committees for their approval. Each of these 3 committees only meets one time per week and each committee must individually approve our written procedures sequentially, committee A first then committee B then committee C. So unfortunately it could take a couple more weeks before we are allowed to open to sell sweet cherries to you.
Our written procedures include the following items:
1) social distancing of 6 feet,
2) wearing a cloth face covering or mask
3) allowing us to bag your fruit for you
4) We will still accept cash, check or card for payment.
Our sales table will be set up in the overhead doorway and you will only be allowed to approach the table one person at a time and choose the pre-bagged fruit or direct us as to which fruit you want us to put into a bag for you. In the meantime we are harvesting some lovely sweet cherries and will keep them in the cooler so we can open already picked sales as soon as we are given permission to do so. I am told that the earliest we MIGHT be able to get approval is 2 weeks away. I will send out an email to let you know when our first day of sales will begin.
Sorry for the delay and thanks for your patience!
Hours Friday = 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
Hours Saturday = 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This year hopefully starting by late July and into August sweet cherry varieties available will be Bing, Rainier and Lapin.
In the fall apple varieties available will be McIntosh, Gala, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Rome Beauty and some unusual varieties.
Thanks again for all your support!!!
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