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Rainier Fruit earns EFI certification for its largest farm

Rainier Fruit, Selah, Wash., has earned Equitable Food Initiative certification for its largest farm, which is more than 2,300 acres.

Northwest pear growers ready for new crop

The 2020-21 fresh pear crop in Washington and Oregon is projected at 16.6 million 44-pound box equivalents, according the Pear Bureau Northwest’s first official estimate of the season.

Mike Omeg promoted to head of business operations at Orchard View

Orchard View Cherries, The Dalles, Ore., has promoted Mike Omeg to director of the business operations department.

Superfresh Growers sees ample pear supplies, promo opportunities

Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash., is reporting good movement with the Northwest pear crop, with ample supplies to ship well into summer.

USA Pears to launch #PearPizza campaign

USA Pears is set to launch a campaign centered around pear pizza to kick off the 2019-20 Northwest pear season.

Pear Bureau Northwest offers how-to school foodservice videos

One of Pear Bureau Northwest’s newest initiatives as it ramps up outreach for the pear season is a series of tutorial videos providing pear ripening, serving and nutritional tips to professionals in schools.

Pear Bureau NW launches shoppable recipe technology online

Recipes on Pear Bureau Northwest’s website are now shoppable for consumers, one of several tactics to kick off the season in September.

Domex Superfresh Growers sees organic apple, pear growth

Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash., saw growth in organic apples and pears this past season, with galas and bartletts leading each category.

Mike Boyle promoted, Bryce White hired at Organically Grown

Organically Grown Co., Portland, Ore., has promoted Mike Boyle to vice president of sales and sourcing and brought on Bryce White as vice president of business operations.

The Ultimate Cherry line starts season at Stemilt

Dubbed the Ultimate Cherry line, Stemilt Growers’ massive new high-tech packing line in Wenatchee, Wash., has 32 lanes that use cameras to sort and size the fruit.