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Women in Agriculture – Reyna Flores

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 [...]

In Season: What to make with Bartlett pears

Raw or cooked, Bartlett pears are a healthy addition to any meal as they are loaded with fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. You’ll know your Bartlett pears are ripe when they turn from green to yellow.  This tasty, grainy, and juicy pear variety has a true “pear flavor” is very versatile in the kitchen. Here are some of our favorite ways to eat Bartlett pears:  Cucumber and pear gazpacho  This [...]

Women in Agriculture – Nita Pace

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 [...]

Cool summer recipes with pears, apples, and cherries

We’ve been making full use of the gorgeous seasonal produce to create original recipes that are cool and tasty. With only a few weeks of summer left, why not try one of the following recipes?  If you have a hard time getting your hands on fresh cherries, just use frozen! (Check out our tips for storing and freezing cherries)  Cucumber and pear gazpacho We’re in love this cucumber pear gazpacho spiked with honeydew [...]

Cherries love Tajiín

This little bottle of Tajín Seasoning packs a big punch! And when you pair it with our Chelan Fresh cherries it adds a zing, making for a savory and tangy snack all in one bite. Chelan Fresh is all about finding new and innovative ways to pair fresh fruit with other foods and seasonings to help consumers lead a healthier lifestyle. That is why we love our friends at Tajin. Tajin’s number one goal [...]

Women in Agriculture – Gwynne Godwin

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 [...]

5 Ways to Pit Cherries

Nothing beats using fresh cherries while they’re in-season and plentiful but pitting them can be a challenge. To help you learn how to pit cherries like a pro, we’ve put together five different methods to pit cherries without a pitter. 1. The chopstick method Remove the stem from a cherry and hold the fruit between two fingers. Grab a hold of a chopstick and position the smaller end into the [...]

Cherries: Freeze and Store

People forget that you can freeze and store cherries simply and easily! Our farmers have worked hard this season to produce a bountiful cherry crop and Chelan Fresh cherries are readily available for at least one more month! The cherries this season are big and sweeter than ever! Now is the time to buy those cherries and continue to enjoy them immediately or freeze some for later this fall. Contact [...]

Women in Agriculture – Deb Stennes

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 [...]

Sign up for your Healthy You Guide Book

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!