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gfg-portraits-richardJared Johnson is Design and Production Manager of Good Fruit Grower, overseeing the magazine’s design and layout, providing art direction and quality control, and coordinating art, editorial, and print production.

Jared grew up in southeastern Idaho, where he spent his summers during high school moving irrigation hand-lines in wheat and potato fields. A graduate of Idaho State University, Jared has worked for more than 20 years in journalism at newspapers in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Wenatchee, Washington.

Jared joined Good Fruit Grower in 2014.

Phone: (509) 853-3513 — Email

My Recent Articles

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Just peachy!

July 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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We’re in the middle of a spectacularly hot summer here in central Washington, and the

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Digging back into peach history

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

The Chinese were clonally propagating peach trees at least 7,000 years ago.

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A “blemish” on our cover? Oh no!

June 17th, 2015|0 Comments

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We put a lot of effort into choosing spectacular covers for each issue of Good Fruit

  • "Cherry"Artwork by Donna Rose Derrer, Corvallis, Montana.

Cheerful over cherries

May 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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They’re coming! Those wonderful, succulent, sweet cherries are at this very moment growing on those

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Sharing workers saves costs

May 7th, 2015|0 Comments

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Small growers who can’t justify the high costs of employing foreign guest workers through the

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Earthly endeavors

April 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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A good orchard begins with good earth. And in orchard country, it’s quite a sight