Women in Agriculture | Yesenia Cervantes

2019-05-02T19:58:20+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 Cervantes2019-05-02T19:58:20+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Reyna Flores

2019-05-02T19:08:00+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 Flores2019-05-02T19:08:00+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Nita Pace

2019-05-02T19:08:07+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 Pace2019-05-02T19:08:07+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Gwynne Godwin

2019-05-02T19:08:15+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 Godwin2019-05-02T19:08:15+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Deb Stennes

2019-05-02T19:08:25+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 Stennes2019-05-02T19:08:25+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Paige Hake

2019-05-02T19:08:34+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 Hake2019-05-02T19:08:34+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Megan Azzano

2019-05-02T19:08:42+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 Azzano2019-05-02T19:08:42+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Mallory Carlton

2019-05-02T19:08:49+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 Mallory Carlton. She and her family operate an entrepreneurial farm and business out of Okanagan.   Chelan Fresh (CF): Hi Mallory, thanks so much for taking the time to speak with us. Mallory Carlson (MC): Of course, it’s my pleasure.   CF: Could you please start by telling us about your farm? MC: Sure. The main orchard [...]

Women in Agriculture – Mallory Carlton2019-05-02T19:08:49+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Marsha Gores

2019-05-02T19:09:41+00:00

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. Check in 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.  Many of the orchards in our valley are a family affair, with everyone in the family having a key role in the operations. This month we get to know Marsha Gores of Gores Orchards Inc., which she owns with her husband Mark Gores.  Chelan Fresh: Happy Holidays Marsha. And thank you for taking the time to speak to us while [...]

Women in Agriculture – Marsha Gores2019-05-02T19:09:41+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Cory Colbert

2019-05-02T19:09:56+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 new blog series “Women Growers of Chelan” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry.  This month we check in with Cory Colbert. She and her husband Jim own Jim Colbert Orchards LLC in the Chelan area. In addition to helping Jim with the orchard, Cory has a full time job at Chelan Fruit.  Chelan Fresh: Hi Cory, thank you for taking the time to speak with us. Why don’t you start by telling me what you do at Chelan [...]

Women in Agriculture – Cory Colbert2019-05-02T19:09:56+00:00