Reviews for: Queener Fruit Farm
Best Heirloom Apples in the Pacific NW!
By: Josh Alsberg (Mar 1, 2012)
As the Produce Buyer for Food Front Cooperative Grocery in Portland, I have been working with Tommie and Peter for 2 years, and they have been selling to our stores for many more.
We LOVE their apples! They have dozens of varieties and we sell many of them at our stores. My personal favorite is the Rubinette...juicy, sweet and tart with the perfect crunch! They have a wonderful selection of eating apples including crowd pleasers like Honeycrisp, Braeburn and Cox Orange Pippen, as well as some lovely cooking apples like the Belle de Boskoop and the Bramley. Check out the hard-to-find Blue Pearmain...it's a tart one with a beautiful purple-ish skin and clean white flesh!
And if you're lucky enough to get some, try to go to their farm and pick up some of the Apple cider vinegar. It's fresh out of the keg with the mother! Really good in curing my acid reflux issues.
If you miss the opportunity to go to their farm, we'll be sampling their apple varieties during our apple tasting in October. Go to our website at www.foodfront.coop for more info as October approaches.
Comments on this Review:
Josh Alsberg says: (Mar 6, 2012)
Ooops, apparently a correction is needed. The Blue Pearmain is sweeter than I recall... and it's the Cox's Orange Pippen. my apologies for the misinformation!
Best ever apples!!
By: Jennifer Neumann (Feb 12, 2011)
When I started bringing home Queener apples I could only serve them after we ate because my kids would only eat apples. Each year I dread when their apples run out because we have to suffer with grocery store apples. I have also found the owners to be very knowledgeable and helpful with apple varieties (and best use for each) and are willing to give me tastes of any I am curious about. We also have sampled the cider (good) and try to always have on hand the apple syrup (so good). We like the syrup for breakfast (pancakes, waffles, yogurt, etc), desserts and on meats. It's great for gifts too!
Nice place to take the family
By: Elizabeth (Aug 3, 2008)
I visited the Queener farm recently, and found the owner to be extremely helpful, friendly, and fair in prices. The red currants I purchased were delectable, made fabulous jam, and I am looking forward to making the trek out to get apples later this summer. Easy to find, so close to town!