Our Story...The Bairds

Back in the 1970s, Don Baird, his wife Kathy, and their two young kids, Trevor and Jennifer, began farming a small 12-acre parcel in Corralitos, California. We grew apples and avocados, kept bees, and raised chickens. We brought our produce to the San Francisco farmers market and proudly sold our apples to Martinelli’s Apple Cider.

A few years later, Don (old man) Baird moved our family back to Oregon (his home state) and found the perfect orchard property in Dayton. He filled our young orchard with all kinds of apple trees, but he also planted several acres of Suncrest and Flamecrest yellow peaches, thanks to the brilliant suggestion of a friend at the local nursery.

Don and young Trevor started by selling our fruit to the Portland police and the court judges, but when farmers markets began popping up around Portland, we were among the first to sign up.Trevor Baird

These days, the orchard includes many varieties of peach, cherry, nectarine, apricot, plum, pluot, and apple trees, and we are now able, with the help of our close friends and extended family, to bring our fruit to over 15 farmers markets in Oregon.

So, if you’re looking to impress friends with amazingly sweet and juicy peaches, or you just want to make your own little family happy, you can depend on us to put smiles on their faces and juice on their chins.