Rickey Creek Orchard is generally open from the 1st of July through
The cherries ripen about the first week of July. We grow several
varieties, including Bing, Rainier, Royal Ann, and Montmorency pie cherries.
Apricots are harvested next, around the end of July. We have a
long and plentiful peach season, starting around the end of July and
continuing around September. We grow Red Havens, tons of
canning peaches, and Early Improved Elbertas in mid-September. We also
have a nice crop of sweet nectarines, summer and fall apples, and a limited
amount of plums, prunes, and walnuts. Our large garden is filled with
sweet onions, tomatoes, raspberries and an assortment of other produce.
We sell pre-picked fruit and have some u-pick available. Many people enjoy
coming out to the orchard for the outdoor family experience. There are
some customers who have been buying their fruit here for over 30 years.
Come check out Vals Treasures, a large selection of collectible
glass and unique second hand items. We also offer pure honey produced
from wildflowers along the banks of Lake Roosevelt. Delicious jam and
preserves made from our own fruit right here in our kitchen makes a nice
gift. Customers love our laborsaving canning devices, such as Excalibur
dehydrators, cherry pitters, apple peelers, and steam canners and juicers.
We keep our prices far below retail on these devices.
In 1991, Rickey Creek Orchard was named Conservation Farm of the year
in Stevens County. The orchard floor was seeded with a low growing orchard
grass and a gravity flow water system was built on Rickey Creek for irrigating
the orchard and garden area.
Over the years we have added hundreds of young peach, cherry, apricot,
and apple trees, assuring an abundant supply of quality fruit.