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Chelan Fresh offers new cherry packaging, displays

As the Washington cherry harvest nears, Chelan Fresh has new packaging for its conventional and organic cherries.

CMI joins Stemilt in marketing Skylar Rae cherries

CMI Orchards will join Stemilt Growers as the exclusive marketers of Skylar Rae brand cherries when they become available in mid-June.

Domex Superfresh Growers’ Bob Kershaw remembered

Robert “Bob” Chester Kershaw, a founder of Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash., has died. He was 81.

Women in Produce — Brianna Shales

With 11 years and counting at Wenatchee, Wash.-based tree fruit marketer Stemilt Growers, it is hard to imagine that Brianna Shales once didn’t know much about agriculture at all.

Stemilt field staff on top of California cherry harvest predictions

Retailers should expect anything but a California cherry season like last year, according to Stemilt Growers.

New NW apple company has sights on growth

A North Carolina agriculture asset management firm has purchased Yakima Valley, Washington-based apple companies Legacy Fruit Packers, Valley Fruit and Larson Fruit Co.

Youth charities benefit from Opal apple sales.

FirstFruits Marketing is using the appeal of Opal apples to fund youth groups through the Youth Make a Difference Initiative.

Washington apple crop expected to be slightly smaller

Washington apple marketers are forecasting a fresh crop of 131 million 40-pound boxes in the 2018-19 season, a 2% drop from the previous crop of 134 million boxes.