In 1975, Antje and Rudolf Prey, Sr. immigrated to the
U.S. with three of their four children. Previously,
Rudolf (Rudy) had visited the Wenatchee Valley with his
brother-in-law, who was considering buying land here.
Rudy fell in love with it. He told his family, "This is
where I want to live." They returned home to Germany
where they soon after sold their farm. Rudy returned in
order to buy the land they now own, and was able to
harvest the existing crop that fall. His wife and
children joined him in September.
Prey's Fruitbarn opened it's doors in 1979, with a few
bins of apples and pears from the family orchard. Once
they opened, they began to realize the demand for high
quality, tree-fresh fruit, and the fruitstand began to
grow. Today, some thirty years later, Prey's Fruitbarn
is one of the largest, finest fruitstands in Washington.
You'll find picnic area, restrooms, a huge parking lot, and
a 100 ft. flag pole that proudly bears a 30 x 50 foot
In 1996, Rudolf and Antje turned over the 130 acre
orchard and fruitstand to their son, Rudy, Jr. They
continue to work at the fruitstand assisting new and
returning customers. ;
We open late May/early June weekend and remain
open 7 days a week through the early part of November.