November 2017 

Harvest Time

Apple Orchard Harvest

Harvest is a special time of year for farmers. Fruit has being picked off the trees, put into bins and is stored in the warehouse for packing. Farmers look back and realize all the hours of hard work and preparation result in another bountiful harvest.

This year the orchards had ample snowfall to protect them from the cold winter and sunny spring days encouraged bees to get out and perform their pollination dance. Warm summer days in Washington state and a perfect fall of cooler nights gave our apples and pears their beautiful color and crunchy, crisp texture. From South Central Washington to North Central Washington our orchards were well prepared for a perfect harvest. Our Washington grown Honeycrisp, Fuji, Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples are some of the best quality you will find in the industry. 

Harvest in the OrchardOur specialty varieties such as SugarBee™, KORU® Apple, and Rockit™ are quickly becoming consumer favorites that help retailers stand out in the crowd with new fresh fruit offerings.

Cascade Crest Organics label represents the longstanding quality of our organic program.  Chelan Fresh is committed to growing and producing high quality organic fruit and continuing to increase volume year over year. Contact your Chelan Fresh sales rep today and ask about our high quality organic and conventional fruit programs. 

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