About Us

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 American flag.

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.


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