Name: Drew Belton
Position: Production Specialist
Favorite Apple: My go to is a good old fashioned Fuji, but the SugarBee™ is a close second. They are both sweet and crunchy and they are hard to beat right off the tree. I almost always know what I'm going to get with the Fuji, but it seems like the more the SugarBee™ gets into production, the better they get.
Favorite Cherry: Orondo Ruby. They are the perfect combination of sweet and tart, and I love that they are grown exclusively in our area.
Favorite part of working at Chelan Fresh: There are a number of things. The environment in the office is great. We have a pretty diverse group of people and we know how to have a good time both at and outside of work. Some of my best friends are the people I work with. Management does a tremendous job letting employees have time to explore other passions like farming, coaching or other business endeavors. Working in Lake Chelan isn't too bad either. Especially when we have the option to jump in the lake during lunch breaks in the summer time.
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Spending time with my family is #1. My wife and I have a 19 month old daughter who we have an absolute blast with, and are expecting baby number two in November. We purchased somewhat of a fixer upper a couple years ago so a lot of our free time is spent working on our house, but when we get the chance to sneak away we try to do some traveling, visit family/friends and spend time outdoors. We live in a beautiful area so we try to take advantage of it when we can. I also coach high school football and I'm a volunteer coach at Chelan Valley CrossFit.