Michael and Carolyne Dolan have developed Burnt Ridge Nursery and Orchard over a 25 year period. Their 20 acre farm is located in the foothills of the Cascades, just 30 miles west of Mt. St. Helens.
At Burnt Ridge, the Dolans enjoy challenging the definition of “regional” crops. They grow hazelnuts, almonds, black walnuts and Italian pine nuts, to name but a few, and also carry several varieties of Japanese persimmons including the popular Fuyu. Their Italian grapes, olives, and figs flourish alongside Japanese satsumas, 15 varieties of kiwis, and even pink and green Apple Berries from Tasmania.