Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
Alfred Edward Housman
And the fruits will outdo
what the flowers have promised.
Francois de Malherbe
Welcome to Good Earth Orchards! We are a family owned and operated fruit orchard on the east shore of Flathead Lake. This idyllic lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, helps to moderate the temperature in our region, and protects our trees from the bitter cold of our Montana winters. You'll find that this combination of pristine nature and ideal climate produces some of the best fruit on this Good Earth.
Although we specialize in growing our local delicacy, Flathead Cherries, we also feature a very wide variety of traditional fruit, as well as some not-so-well-known fruit that we know you'll enjoy! Please visit the Our Fruit page for an extensive listing of fruit available in season, as well as additional delicacies that we will be offering in future seasons.
We hope you enjoy the photo tour of our orchard and region. We know you'll enjoy our fruit! Welcome to Montana, welcome to the Flathead, welcome to our Good Earth!
Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
Michel de Montaigne
Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed... if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons.
James Russell Lowell
Each moment of the year has its own beauty . . . a picture
which was never before and shall never be seen again.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature's way.