BJ Thurlby

The Sweet Cherry Business

By |June 28th, 2011|

The 2011 Northwest Cherry season is finally under way … with first harvest starting to trickle in on June [...]

Waiting on the 2011 Crop

By |June 7th, 2011|

Up to this point, the theme for the 2011 Northwest Cherry season has been “hurry up and wait.” On [...]

And So It Begins …

By |April 8th, 2011|

Photo: Eric Johnson Orchards, April 7, 2011
This is the time of year where we hope that spring weather [...]

Cherry Institute

By |January 11th, 2011|

Winters seem to pass more quickly every year. As most know … winter is officially “meeting time” in the [...]

Yes We Can…

By |November 1st, 2010|

In recent years, my wife Maggie and I have canned peaches, tomatoes, and asparagus. Maggie comes from a large [...]

Vietnam: A Land of Mopeds and Growing Cherry Consumption

By |September 30th, 2010|

Keith Hu discusses merchandising strategy with Metro Fruit Category Manager Vu Thi Thu Huang. The cherry [...]

Retail Executives Enjoy a Taste of Peach Harvest

By |August 12th, 2010|

PHOTO: Jill and Peter Douglas show retail guests some freshly harvested peaches and nectarines.
As harvest of the region’s [...]

Finally, Cherry Growers Get Serious About Harvest

By |June 25th, 2010|

Mark Hanrahan
As we approach the last few days of shipping before the window for the 4th of July [...]

Rainier Cherries Receive “Premium” Designation

By |June 10th, 2010|

Photo: Rainiers at Harris Patterson Ranch, 2009

As we wait for the needed warm weather of June to bring forward [...]

June comes in like a lion?

By |June 1st, 2010|

Photo: Rain-damaged ‘Chelan’ cherries in Pasco, Washington, on May 31, 2010
Amazingly, it’s the first day of June and [...]