Grandpa's Home Place
Home Place is located one mile west of Omak, and it is farmed by me, Jim
Freese, and my wife, Sandee. Our farm was established by my
grandfather 106 years ago. God’s grace, hard work, and sustainable
methods have kept it going. Some of Grandpa’s heirloom trees are still
growing after all these years; these include a Flemish Beauty pear tree
that was the pioneer ladies’ favorite because its pears remain firm,
even after processing. We also have an old cherry tree that no one
seems to know what it is, but it tastes really good!
We now grow many varieties of delicious conventional and organic fruit, having over 17 varieties of apples to sell and four pear varieties, many of which are heirloom varieties. One of our heirloom apples is called “Golden Russett”. It is one of England’s favorites, and when people taste test it on our farm, it becomes a favorite to them also.
Our farm also has a unique calling; we are preserving heirloom apple varieties for future generations to enjoy. We have over 300 heirloom varieties on our farm. When the trees are ready to harvest, all those different apples growing in our orchard reminds us of jewels or Christmas ornaments hanging on our trees! Each apple has its own characteristic and taste. Many of these apples are good for making hard cider.
We also offer guided walking tours of our orchard for groups of four or more. We love having people stop by to sample our fruit because we know we offer “old fashioned quality you can trust and taste!”