Harvest Hosts is a unique RV membership program with a large network of available hosts. So far, 3259+ locations have opened their hearts and their homes and/or businesses to members of the Harvest Hosts RVing community. Through this program, members receive overnight accommodations with no camping fees in peaceful and serene places across North America. In return, members must make a purchase to patronize the small business that hosts them. Of these Hosts, Hidden Acres Orchards is an awesome choice. Here you can learn all about the farm’s history, its origins within the Harvest Hosts community, and what future visitors can expect to experience.
Hidden Acres Orchards first opened in 1970, and the same family has operated the farm since then. The sixty-acre fruit farm is currently on its fourth generation of family owners, and many changes have been made since the business opened fifty years ago. They currently operate as a solar, wind and bio-diesel-powered farm, with many other new technologies added. The current owners’ favorite part of running their business is the opportunity for them to sell wholesome food to their community.
The Business Today
Today, Hidden Acres operates primarily as a U-pick farm, with various fruits and vegetables offered at different times throughout the seasons. Typically, they offer asparagus and wild mushrooms in the spring, plus cherries, peaches, apricots, plums, flowers, and other vegetables in the summer. Then, in the fall, they offer apples, winter squash, and pumpkins. All their produce is no-spray or low-spray, and they strive to always have something available to pick.
Towards the middle of the orchard, you can find their farm store. It is well-stocked with goodies, such as homemade jams, jellies, apple butters, syrups, sauces, raw apple cider, mini donuts, take and bake pies, salsas, and other local treasures. Finally, they offer yearly educational harvest tours from mid-September through late October. These tours are typically about an hour in length and offer a hay ride, an educational lesson about bees, the U-pick pumpkin patch, and a snack. There is also a petting zoo and apple picking available at this time.
Joining Harvest Hosts
Hidden Acres joined Harvest Hosts in September 2019, and since then, they have been busy with lots of campers. Between their farm store and the u-pick vegetables, there is plenty for guests to see and enjoy. They have a total of five RV spaces, with water and electricity available for a charge. All sites are spaced far from each other and nearby the orchards for the ultimate scenic and serene experience. They are also pet-friendly and allow RVs of any size to camp. Don’t forget to check out the petting zoo!
Hidden Acres Orchards provides an awesome, off-the-beaten-path experience just outside of Spokane, Washington. Between the beautiful property, the fresh fruit, and the animals, there is so much to see and enjoy here. Be sure to make time for this stop next time you find yourself in Eastern Washington.
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