• Fernandez and Mullinax join Good Fruit Grower

Fernandez and Mullinax join Good Fruit Grower

  • November 18th, 2013

Yakima, WA — Maria Fernandez and T.J. Mullinax have joined Good Fruit Grower magazine as Circulation Manager and Digital Producer, respectively, Managing Editor Casey Corr announced today.

Based in Yakima, Washington, Good Fruit Grower is the nation’s leading tree-fruit and wine-grape grower publication, circulating to 50 states and 50 countries.

Fernandez [...]

In The Box

  • November 18th, 2013

Apple cruncher
Dear Good Fruit Grower:

Chloe is the daughter of my daughter, Andrea, and her husband, Kyle Underwood. Their little family of three is currently living with me and my wife, Kathy. This is a true story about Chloe. Every year during apple harvest, we place a bin of [...]

First Bite: A new, digital chapter

  • November 18th, 2013

Welcome to the Good Fruit Grower issue themed on technology. On that topic, I’d like update readers on how we’re using digital tools to serve growers better.

Good Fruit Grower began in print in 1946. The magazine moved into the digital age in 1996 when it launched a Web site. [...]

Nominate a wine legend

  • October 30th, 2013

The Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser, Washington, is inviting nominations for the 2014 Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame.

Candidates should have made contributions and commitments to the Washington wine industry and must have been involved in the industry for at least 25 years.

Nominations are due [...]

  • Produce shipper recognized for community support

Produce shipper recognized for community support

  • October 30th, 2013

Columbia Fresh Produce, Inc., a fresh fruit and vegetable shipper based in Walla Walla, Washington, was one of five companies that recently received a Medallion Award from the Washington Secretary of State in recognition of their civic engagement and commitment to giving back to the community.

Columbia Fresh, which has [...]

Benbrook appointed to Organic Center's new board

  • October 30th, 2013

Dr. Chuck Benbrook, an agricultural economist with Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, has been appointed to the Organic Center’s new 24-member Science Advisory Board. He is the only one located in the Pacific Northwest. The center’s mission is to conduct research on [...]

  • Underwood retires after 45 years

Underwood retires after 45 years

  • October 28th, 2013

Chuck Underwood, domestic sales representative for Columbia Marketing International LLC, recently retired after 45 years of service to the produce industry.

Underwood’s career in the produce world began in the late 1960s at the Washington Growers Clearing House in Wenatchee. He then worked for Nuchief Sales, now known as Honey [...]

  • Russian retailers see Washington harvest

Russian retailers see Washington harvest

  • October 25th, 2013

Produce buyers from five Russian retail chains, who came to Washington State this week to learn about the tree fruit industry, said they were impressed by the technology in orchards and packing houses, as well as by the openness of the people.

This was the first trip to the United [...]

  • Preparing for change

Preparing for change

  • October 18th, 2013

When Dr. Stefano Musacchi arrived in Washington State in August, he knew the expectations were high.

Musacchi, a world-renowned pomologist from Italy, was appointed to a new position at Washington State University created with funding from a special grower assessment to enhance tree fruit research.

Musacchi arrived with plenty of ideas [...]

David Mas Masumoto to address Tilth meeting

  • October 4th, 2013

Fourth-generation California farmer David Mas Masumoto and his daughter Nikiko will be keynote speakers at the annual conference of Tilth Producers of Washington at the Yakima Convention Center, November 8–10. Masumoto is an organic peach and grape grower and author of the 1995 book Epitaph for a Peach. [...]

  • Fall events scheduled at the Clore Center

Fall events scheduled at the Clore Center

  • October 4th, 2013

Two events scheduled in November at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center will help raise funds for the educational center being built in Prosser, Washington.

Biker Rally Raffle Party, November 1 -  Halloween fun will continue during the Biker Rally Party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come dressed [...]