La Creole Orchards
La Creole Orchards uses state-of-the-art water efficiency system for summer irrigation and actively supports research at Oregon State University to identify cold-hardy olive varieties for this region.
Olives for oil and truffles
Not in full-scale production but taking product to chefs and farmer markets around the state.
What kind of bees live here?
The La Creole Orchards is home to a lot of bumble bees, leaf cutter bees, and mason bees. Nearly half of the 45 acre property is kept uncultivated–intentionally–with a variety of insectary planting throughout. These practices coupled with the undisturbed soil of the orchard makes this farm an ideal nesting site for ground nesting bees like early spring mining bees and sweat bees.
What are they doing for bees?
The property has large portions that are kept uncultivated. By doing this, the orchard can maintain crop as well as promote biodiversity for important species such as pollinators.
meet the farmer
Owner of this young 10 acre olive orchard, Bogdan Caceu is passionate about his trade and his desire to create a commercially viable olive oil Industry in the Pacific Northwest.