Meet the Grower2019-05-03T17:49:26+00:00

Meet the Grower

SugarBee® Apple: Meet the Growers!

The SugarBee® apple was created on a sunny spring day when an industrious bee carried pollen from an unknown variety and landed on a Honeycrisp tree and the SugarBee® apple was born. Grower Chuck Nystrom noticed the branch in his orchard as it produced a beautiful bi-colored apple that was crisp and Sweet as can Bee. The growers at Chelan Fresh agreed with Mr. Nystom and made the decision to grow [...]

Grower Interview – John Bostock

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.  We have a special interview for you this month with organic grower, John Bostock, of Bostock New Zealand. John is the largest producer of organic apples in New Zealand and partners [...]

Grower Interview – Harold Schell

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.   This month we are talking with Harold Schell of Chelan Fruit.   Chelan Fresh: Hello Harold, thank you for your time today to talk to us. What is it that [...]

Grower Interview – Allen Godwin

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. This month we are talking with Allen Godwin of Godwin Organic Orchards in Tonasket, Washington. Chelan Fresh: Hi Allen, I am anxious to hear about organic farming, but let’s start with [...]

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 [...]

Grower Interview – Johnny Griggs

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 Johnny Griggs from Griggs Orchard in Orondo, Washington.    Chelan Fresh: Hello [...]

Grower Interview – Steve Stamps

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. In the coming months we will regularly 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 caught up with Steve Stamps and talked about [...]

Grower Interview – Richard Thomason

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. In the coming months we will regularly 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.  Chelan Fresh: Hi Richard, thanks for taking the time to speak with us [...]

Grower Interview – John Freese

For the second installment of our “Meet the Growers” series we sat down with 4th-generation grower John Freese to talk about family, the challenges of growing organic, the threat of labor shortages and the joys of raising kids on a farm. Chelan Fresh (CF): Hi John and thanks for taking the time to speak with us. John Freese (JF): No problem, it’s my pleasure.  CF: Can you please tell us a bit about your orchard? Where [...]

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Discover the joys of fresh fruit! Our Healthy You Guide Book is filled with valuable nutritional data, a diverse array of recipes, hands-on projects for kids, and much more. Please enjoy this complimentary gift from Chelan Fresh!