Women in Agriculture – Kaitlyn Thornton

2021-02-19T18:55:09+00:00

Many of the orchards in Chelan Valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we caught up with Kaitlyn Thornton, who is a budding entrepreneur as well as a future farmer. Kaitlyn and her family farm apples and pears in the Tonasket area. They are also SugarBee® growers for Chelan Fruit. CF: Hi there, Kaitlyn; thank you for giving us a few minutes of your time. Why [...]

Women in Agriculture – Kaitlyn Thornton2021-02-19T18:55:09+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Reba Guzman

2020-07-14T17:26:33+00:00

Many of the orchards in the Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we checked in with Reba Guzman with Gebbers Farms in Brewster, Washington. CF: Hello, Reba; thank you for taking the time to chat with us!  Why don’t you start with telling us what you do at Gebbers Farms today? RG: Right now I am working with my cousin down at our sales [...]

Women in Agriculture – Reba Guzman2020-07-14T17:26:33+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Rosa Rivera

2020-06-05T20:23:10+00:00

Many of the Chelan Valley orchards are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series, “Women in Agriculture,” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we checked in with Rosa Rivera, who owns and operates a family orchard with her husband in the Chelan Valley. Rosa is a pillar in her community; not only does she help manage the family orchard but also works outside the home and has raised thoughtful young adults who contribute to the world around [...]

Women in Agriculture – Rosa Rivera2020-06-05T20:23:10+00:00

Women in Agriculture | Yesenia Cervantes

2020-06-05T20:23:22+00:00

Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry.  This month we checked in with Yesenia Cervantes at Borton Fruit in Yakima Washington. CF: Hi Yesenia, thank you for speaking with us today. YC: You are welcome, glad to help. CF: Please tell us what your job duties are at Borton Fruit?  YC: I am a line supervisor at the warehouse in Yakima. That means that I make sure we [...]

Women in Agriculture | Yesenia Cervantes2020-06-05T20:23:22+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Reyna Flores

2020-06-05T20:23:29+00:00

Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we checked in with Reyna Flores, at Chelan Fruit in Chelan. Chelan Fresh (CF): Hello Reyna and thank you for taking time out of your busy day to speak with us.  Can you please tell us a bit about your role at Chelan Fruit? Reyna Flores (RF): Of course! I am a supervisor at Chelan Fruit, where [...]

Women in Agriculture – Reyna Flores2020-06-05T20:23:29+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Nita Pace

2020-06-05T20:24:12+00:00

Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our “Women in Agriculture” blog series we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we checked in with Nita Pace who works at Chelan Fruit.  Chelan Fresh (CF): Hi Nita and thanks for taking the time to speak with us. Can you please tell us about your role at Chelan Fruit? Nita Pace: Of course! I am a Supervisor for the pear line at Chelan Fruit in Chelan, WA.  CF: How [...]

Women in Agriculture – Nita Pace2020-06-05T20:24:12+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Gwynne Godwin

2020-06-05T20:23:35+00:00

Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we spoke with Gwynne Godwin of Box Canyon Fruit in the Okanogan Valley. Chelan Fresh (CF):  Hello Gwynne and thanks for speaking with us today. Could you please start by telling us a bit about your orchard? Gwynne Godwin (GG): Sure thing. We have orchards in Tonasket, with a total of 250 acres over numerous plots [...]

Women in Agriculture – Gwynne Godwin2020-06-05T20:23:35+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Deb Stennes

2020-06-05T20:23:40+00:00

Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry.  This month we checked in with Deb Stennes to find out about her family and their long history of growing apples in the area. Chelan Fresh (CF): Hi Deb, thank you for taking the time to talk to us today. Can you please tell us a little bit about your family’s business? Deb Stennes (DS): My husband Keith’s grandfather began Stennes Orchards on the [...]

Women in Agriculture – Deb Stennes2020-06-05T20:23:40+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Paige Hake

2020-06-05T20:23:45+00:00

Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we checked in with Paige Hake the daughter of organic grower Orlin Knutson. Their family orchard is located in Mattawa Washington, about an hour northeast of Yakima. Chelan Fresh (CF): Hi Paige, thank you for taking the time to talk to us today. Can you please tell us a little bit about your family’s business? [...]

Women in Agriculture – Paige Hake2020-06-05T20:23:45+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Megan Azzano

2020-06-05T20:23:49+00:00

Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we checked in with Megan Azzano. Megan and her husband Mike own and operate a family orchard and fruit stand in the Omak area. Chelan Fresh (CF): Hello Megan! Can you start by giving us a little background information? Megan Azzano (MA): Hi there! Well, Mike and I met at Washington State University.  I am [...]

Women in Agriculture – Megan Azzano2020-06-05T20:23:49+00:00
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