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Cosmic Crisp apples receive boost from brand ambassadors

Cosmic Crisp apples have a group of supporters, including an astronaut, a chef, a teacher and produce industry spokeswoman who helps consumers boost consumption.

West Mathison honored as Apple Man of the Year

CHICAGO – Twenty three years after his grandfather Tom Mathison won the same award, Stemilt Growers CEO and president West Mathison was recognized by The Packer as the 2019 Apple Man of the Year.

Stemilt's Rave apple kicks off Washington's 2019 crop

The Rave apple has made its way across the packing lines of Stemilt Growers in Wenatchee, Wash., kicking off the state’s 2019 apple crop.

Stemilt’s Moon cherries carry ‘mystical’ consumer message

Stemilt Growers is going to the moon to promote its next cherry harvest, which starts in August.

Sage Fruit Co. participates in racecar charity event

Sage Fruit Co. is a presenting sponsor of racing legend Tony Stewart’s Kartapalooza event where fans can race head-to-head with Stewart, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle Larson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Matt Reus joins Arable Capital Partners

Arable Capital Partners has hired Matt Reus as a vice president in the Bellevue, Wash., office.

Interim tree fruit center named at Washington State University

Washington State University professor and horticulturalist Kate Evans is the interim director of the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.

Stemilt’s Kyle’s Pick cherries return

Throughout July, Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers is striving to ensure that premium Kyle’s Pick cherries are the impulse buy shoppers make.

Western Costcos to promote Equitable Food Initiative produce

The Equitable Food Initiative is partnering with Costco Wholesale in California, Oregon and Washington to boost consumer awareness and sales of EFI-certified fruits and vegetables.

Jennifer Parkhill named executive director of apple co-op

The Next Big Thing Growers’ Cooperative, Wenatchee, Wash., has hired Jennifer Parkhill as executive director.