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Cody Orchards Farm Stand
Contact: Lisa Perry
Address: 6591 Allen Rd Parkdale, OR, 97041
Email Address: thefarmerinodell@gmail.com
Phone: 541-490-9574
About Us
Cody Orchards had humble beginnings with Glen Cody purchasing farm land in the upper valley in the 1980's. Glen was no stranger to farm work as he had grown up on May St. in Hood River, surrounded by neighbor's peach orchards, and helping his parents on their small apple acreage. Glen Cody has worked hard to build a farm known for quality. In 2006, Donna Cody started the Fruit Stand side of the business in Odell. Locals and out of town visitors found a barn full of local produce grown by the Cody family and by neighbors. Many good memories were made at that barn in Odell. As Glen and Donna have scaled back on the amount of acreage being farmed, their daughter, Lisa, had an opportunity to purchase farmland. As the barn was located on leased land, the tough choice was made to close the barn that had been home to the fruit stand, at the end of of the 2018 season. Lisa's passion for local food and her community have not changed. The Cody family continues to farm pears, apples, cherries, peaches, and nectarines on 80 acres in Parkdale. Lisa and her husband, Ricardo Galvez have been focusing on their farmland in the Odell area while continuing to be a part of their family's operations. You can read more about this story on our website Codyorchards.com.
With farming you must be flexible, resilient, and take chances. Our customers have been very supportive during this transition in finding an avenue to get farm produce into people's hands in an efficient and enjoyable way. The newest fruit stand location in Odell is on hold during this pandemic. We hope our customers will enjoy being able to find out products through this collective!
Practices
Our farm land runs under Integrated Integrated pest management (IPM), also known as integrated pest control (IPC) is a broad-based approach that integrates practices for economic control of pests. IPM aims to suppress pest populations below the economic injury level (EIL). The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization defines IPM as "the careful consideration of all available pest control techniques and subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of pest populations and keep pesticides and other interventions to levels that are economically justified and reduce or minimize risks to human health and the environment. IPM emphasizes the growth of a healthy crop with the least possible disruption to agro-ecosystems and encourages natural pest control mechanisms." Entomologists and ecologists have urged the adoption of IPM pest control. Weed suppression rotates to help control costly damage from weeds. Irrigation has been updated to micro-sprinklers to conserve water.
We operate under the food safety program, SQF which stands for Safe Quality Food. It is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmark standard. To have this certification, a farm needs to be versed in the SQF guidelines and successfully pass rigorous SQF audits.