60 years in pears

By |February 26th, 2015|

Fred Valentine’s philosophy is that exchanging ideas benefits everyone.

A vocal tree-fruit advocate

By |February 26th, 2015|

Fred Valentine has always had growers’ interests at heart.

WAWGG honors grape industry members

By |February 17th, 2015|

Several long-time industry members were honored for their decades of growing, industry involvement, and advancement of Washington State’s wine [...]

Flavor reigns at Andy’s Orchard

By |February 17th, 2015|

Andy Mariani and his tree-ripened fruit have a cult-like following.

Calvin Mercer, Young Grower from Alderdale, Washington

By |February 11th, 2015|

grower / Alderdale, Washington
age / 36
crops / wine grapes
business / Austin Sharp Vineyards
other experience / [...]

Stories are plentiful at Owen Roe

By |February 5th, 2015|

Irish-born winemaker helps share the story of Yakima Valley wines.
  • Steven Thompson and Kris Fade
    Permalink Steven Thompson and Kris Fade <b>(TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)</b>Gallery

    Steven Thompson and Kris Fade, Young Grower from Mosier, Oregon

Steven Thompson and Kris Fade, Young Grower from Mosier, Oregon

By |January 28th, 2015|

grower / Mosier, Oregon and White Salmon, Washington
age / Fade (30) and Thompson (42)
crops / wine grapes, [...]

Blake Slaybaugh, Young Grower from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

By |January 20th, 2015|

grower / Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
age / 20
crops / apples, peaches
business / Mt. Ridge Farms
other experience / [...]

  • The first in-kind donation to under the Michigan Tree Fruit Commission is a sprayer from Gillison’s Variety Fabrication to the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Station. From left are Craig and Ron Gillison, Nikki Rothwell, station coordinator, and Mike VanAgtmael, fruit grower and Tree Fruit Commission board member. (Richard Lehnert/Good Fruit Grower)
    Permalink The first in-kind donation to under the Michigan Tree Fruit Commission is a sprayer from Gillison’s Variety Fabrication to the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Station. From left are Craig and Ron Gillison, Nikki Rothwell, station coordinator, and Mike VanAgtmael, fruit grower and Tree Fruit Commission board member. <b>(Richard Lehnert/Good Fruit Grower)</b>Gallery

    Gillisons make first in-kind donation to Michigan research fund

Gillisons make first in-kind donation to Michigan research fund

By |January 16th, 2015|

Ron and Dianne Gillison, owners of Gillison’s Variety Fabrication, which designs and builds machinery for the fruit industry, were [...]

Staffing grows at Oregon Cherry Growers

By |January 15th, 2015|

In an effort to increase company growth, the Oregon Cherry Growers cooperative announced the hiring of two new managers [...]