Fresh air and fresh fruit greet you at Green Bluff. This collection of family-owned farms is just 15 minutes north of Spokane. Depending on the time of year, you can pick strawberries, cherries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, or Christmas trees. It’s the perfect spot to try and get a great family photo!
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Big Barn Brewing Co.
One of the best things to do in the springtime at Green Bluff is to explore the winery and brewery tasting rooms. Visit Big Barn Brewing Company, a farm-to-bottle brewery where the hops and grains are grown on-site. For a unique tasting experience, head to Hierophant Meadery to taste mead or their house-made kombucha. While you’re in the area, stop by Townshend Cellar’s tasting room to sample any of their red, white, dessert, or sparkling wines.
The first opportunity to go on a pick-your-own-produce spree is in June. Strawberry Celebration takes place in June and July when two weekends are selected as prime picking times. Pick by the handful or by the flat at Beck's Harvest House because you can’t beat the freshness of these sweet strawberries. In August and you can pick juicy tree-ripened peaches. Head to Smith’s Hilltop Orchard or Walter’s Fruit Ranch. Weekends from late July to early September are referred to as the Peach Festival and are full of family entertainment. You can visit different farms to seek out fresh peach ice cream and homemade peach cobblers, cakes, and pies. YUM!
Weekends throughout September and October are when Apple Festival reigns supreme. Join the apple-picking frenzy to get the best apples for cooking, baking, or snacking. In between picking and cracking into an apple fresh from the tree, there are craft booths, live entertainment, and plenty of activities for the whole family. Get lost in a corn maze or enjoy a family wagon ride. Apple treats abound as well; take your pick of just-pressed cider, freshly dipped caramel apples, jams, apple butter, syrups, and applesauce. Before Halloween and Thanksgiving, visitors can explore pumpkin patches to find the best jack o’ lantern or best pumpkin for pies. See if you can spot the cannon shooting pumpkins into the air or the corn-firing air gun using pumpkins for target practice. Be sure to check out the pumpkin donuts too, several farms offer them and all claim to be the best, but you can be the ultimate judge.
November and December present the opportunity to make winter memories at Green Bluff. Selecting and cutting your own Christmas tree has become a holiday tradition for many Spokane locals. With hot cocoa or warm cider in hand, you can choose from different types of firs or spruces in tabletop sizes or 10-foot beauties. You can shop fresh fruits and wine to gift, and select from lovely garlands and wreaths. There’s also the opportunity for pictures with Santa. Green Bluff Christmas Tree Farm offers horse-drawn sleigh rides to cut your own tree, and Sunset Orchard on Green Bluff decorates their cherry grove with thousand of lights you can walk through.