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Local trumps sustainable

By |January 16th, 2014|

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 Local food, the latest retail trend, has become more important in consumers’ minds than organic foods or sustainable practices, says

Good Job

By |January 16th, 2014|

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Domex hires Frank Davis
Domex Superfresh Growers in Yakima, Washington, has named Frank Davis as vice president of business development and

Time for a new tart cherry

By |January 16th, 2014|

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Getting traits moved can take years. The virtue of the cherries on the left is high resistance to

Cherry prices frustrate growers

By |January 16th, 2014|

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The last two cherry seasons—though quite different—have left Northwest growers frustrated over their returns.   In 2009, the Pacific Northwest’s fresh cherry

How do your returns stack up?

By |January 16th, 2014|

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Orchardists Gery and Sherry Amos of Wapato, Washington, founded PackerData.com to give growers better You

Keep poisons away from pets

By |January 16th, 2014|

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Last fall, Dr. Sandy Wasson’s two Labrador retriever dogs became sick after going for a walk in an orchard in

Will social media help sell apples?

By |January 16th, 2014|

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We’re in a social media craze, no doubt about that. Facebook has reached a half billion users worldwide (70 million

The lazy approach to cover crops

By |January 16th, 2014|

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Cover crops play an important role in the vineyard, but they don’t need to be fancy seed mixes requiring lots

Cover crops can green the vineyard

By |January 16th, 2014|

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Creating a healthier vineyard begins with cover crops, typically a mix of grasses, mustards, or legumes chosen to suit local

From growing and selling to packing

By |January 16th, 2014|

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Jamie Kober (left) oversees the control room in the new packing facility. Sally Lutz is the facility manager.

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