Farm markets abound

By |October 17th, 2013|

Many growers whose orchards are in or near urbanized or suburbanized landscapes grab the opportunity to sell their fruit [...]

Apple commission hires export coordinator

By |October 1st, 2013|

Randi Harnden will join the Washington Apple Commission as export coordinator starting October 7.

Her appointment is part of a [...]

Top Five pear research needs

By |September 1st, 2013|

Although most pears are grown in traditional orchards, the same way they’ve been grown for many decades, there’s not [...]

Winery showcases estate fruit

By |September 1st, 2013|

Kerry Shiels began as Côte Bonneville’s winemaker in 2009, after getting her master’s from the University of California, Davis, and working harvests for five different wineries in California, Australia, and Argentina.

New York apples names

By |September 1st, 2013|

Those two new apple varieties formerly called New York 1 and New York 2 and now named SnapDragon and [...]

Pear Marketing: Connect with the customer

By |September 1st, 2013|

Pears are a relatively small item in the fresh produce department, but they are still important to retailers. Pears [...]

Task force to fine-tune merger proposal

By |August 22nd, 2013|

Members of a task force that is exploring the idea of merging four Washington tree fruit industry organizations hope [...]

Michigan growers petition to create Tree Fruit Commission

By |August 14th, 2013|

At field days across Michigan this summer, fruit industry leaders bearing clipboards have been seeking grower signatures asking for [...]

Celebrating cider in Seattle

By |August 4th, 2013|

The Northwest Cider Association is planning its third annual Washington Cider Week, a ten-day celebration of craft hard cider [...]

Washington forecasts 120-million-box apple crop

By |August 3rd, 2013|

Washington State apple producers expect to harvest 120 million packed boxes of apples this fall, according to the industry’s [...]