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October 20, 2017 Newsletter


Cascade Crest Organics Cascade Crest Organics has always stood for quality in the world of Organic Fruit production.  And Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers who believe that growing fruit using USDA Organic approved standards is a benefit to both the land and the consumers who enjoy the fruit. Columbia Valley Fruit growers believe the same and chose to join our Cascade Crest Organics label to bring our 2017 season offering to over 1 million boxes of 12 varieties of apples, 6 varieties of pears and consumer stone fruit favorites such as organic cherries, plums, pluots and nectarines. By [...]

October 20, 2017 Newsletter2018-09-28T21:57:35+00:00

What’s the weather for PMA Fresh Summit 2017 in NOLA?


The weather forecast for PMA Fresh Summit in NOLA is sunny, warm and a bit humid! No hurricanes or big thunderstorms are in the forecast. Pack the short sleeve shirts and swim trunks. Wednesday - 78 and sunny Thursday - 81 and sunny Friday - 82 Partly sunny and very humid Saturday - 85 Partly sunny and humid  Find Chelan Fresh at Booth #2261 and look for SugarBee™ buzzing around. Take a photo with our SugarBee™ Apple mascot and tag #FreshSummit , #WhereIsSugarBee, #ChelanFreshSummit for a chance to win our Chelan Fresh prize pack! What does Better Together Mean? Booth #2261 Visit us [...]

What’s the weather for PMA Fresh Summit 2017 in NOLA?2018-09-28T16:50:42+00:00

September 15, 2017 Newsletter


Better Together Recently several families in the Washington fruit industry decided to join together with one common thread - the idea that by joining families that have been farming for generations - we at Chelan Fresh could be “Better Together”. Beginning September 1st, Borton Fruit and Columbia Valley Fruit will officially join under the Chelan Fresh and Cascade Crest Organic label. It only makes sense that when you combine orchards from the fertile valleys of Yakima with orchards on the gentle mountain slopes of North Central Washington that you will continue to produce some of Washington’s finest fruit. This merger combines families [...]

September 15, 2017 Newsletter2018-09-28T22:14:43+00:00

Grower Interview – Harold Peebles


Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. Each month we will introduce them to you in our “Meet the Grower” series. Check in regularly with our blog - To The Core - to find out what’s happening in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown Fruit. This month we are talking with Harold Peebles, of Chelan, Washington. Chelan Fresh: Hello Harold, thank you for taking the time today to have a quick chat during cherry harvest. Let’s start by hearing a little about your orchard. Harold Peebles: Well, we finished up our cherry harvest yesterday so [...]

Grower Interview – Harold Peebles2018-09-25T20:11:02+00:00

August 7, 2017 Newsletter


Promotable Volumes of Cherries Every year in August we wait to see what bounties Mother Nature has to offer us here in the mountains and valleys of Central Washington. This year, large promotable volumes of Cherries are available in August. Our late season cherry crop is peaking on larger, dark burgundy colored fruit that is perfect for consumers enjoying the last few weeks of summer travel, picnics and BBQ’s. Our cherry bags and clam labels give consumers creative ideas for using cherries in pies, smoothies or even freezing cherries to snack on later this fall. Our website offers information on the [...]

August 7, 2017 Newsletter2018-09-28T22:22:08+00:00

No Bad Days with CheffyK & CA


When you live in the heart of cherry country you sometimes forget to enjoy the bountiful harvest nature has to offer. But this week Chelan Fresh had the opportunity to pair our world famous Chelan Fresh cherries with the culinary creativity of CheffyK & CA. Their recipes inspire you to step back in the kitchen and do some quick, dicing, chopping and mixing to create amazing appetizers, entrees and desserts from scratch. Thank you to some of our favorite Registered Dieticians who joined us on the 2017 Chelan Fresh Cherry RD Tour Sylvia Klinger, Judy Barbe, and Dana McLaughlin for hanging in there and [...]

No Bad Days with CheffyK & CA2018-09-28T16:59:20+00:00

July 1, 2017 Newsletter


Cherry Crop Update It's official: cherry season has arrived! As we speak, produce displays, fruit stands and shopping baskets are filling with yellow, blush and dark crimson cherries just begging to be brought home and devoured. And cherries go with the 4th of July like boats go with water. Company picnics, town celebrations and family camping trips all include bowls or recipes filled with Dark Sweet Cherries, Rainier Cherries and our own proprietary Orondo Ruby™. There are many reasons to eat cherries. They're a good source of vitamin C, fiber and potassium, and are celebrated for being rich in antioxidants. Research has [...]

July 1, 2017 Newsletter2018-09-28T22:32:41+00:00

Chelan Fresh and Columbia Valley Fruit Enter into Exclusive Marketing Agreement


Columbia Valley Owners Pictured Left to Right: Orlin Knutson, Tom Tudor, Bill Monson, Mark Tudor, Chris Vizena June 13, 2017 Fruit to be Marketed Under Trout and Cascade Crest Labels Media Resources Download Full Press Release* Download Logos* 1. Chelan Fresh Logo 2. Cascade Crest Organics Logo 3. Trout Logo * All photos and logos provided in relation to this press release are the sole property of Chelan Fresh and/or its suppliers.  Use of these assets is granted for the limited purpose of reporting or sharing the news in this specific press release only. For more information, please contact Tom Riggan at tomr@chelanfresh.com.

Chelan Fresh and Columbia Valley Fruit Enter into Exclusive Marketing Agreement2018-09-28T18:58:07+00:00

June 10, 2017 Newsletter


Cherry Harvest Update Our cherry orchards are getting close, but it will be 10 days or so before we have beautiful, sweet cherries ready for harvest. The availability of our cherries at the start of the Washington season in mid-June will be less than the previous two years. We will see good promotable volumes in early July and all the way through early August. Contact your Chelan Fresh sales representative for more information on having Washington's Finest Mountain Grown cherries as a part of your summer produce program. Orondo Ruby - A Brand New Cherry Blushing With Compliments Chelan Fresh cherry [...]

June 10, 2017 Newsletter2018-10-01T19:27:17+00:00

May 15, 2017 Newsletter


Countdown to Cherry Season 2017 When your cherry orchards look like this, it means cherry harvest is about 50 days away! At Chelan Fresh we are known for Quality Mountain Grown fruit but we love to say that our cherries are what makes us famous. The mountains of Central Washington, ample sunshine, cool crisp air and the waters of the might Columbia River comcine for ideal growing conditions. This spring, our cherry bloom is falling at a more normal time, allowing us to start our harvests around the middle of June and continue to have cherries at our higher elevations through [...]

May 15, 2017 Newsletter2018-10-01T21:37:09+00:00