Here we are in the first week of August and the 2015 Northwest Cherry season is all but over.
This will be the earliest finish for the Northwest in over 20 years. Over the past week
Michigan State University horticulture professor Jim Flore gladly accepted and quickly donned the official red sports jacket as he was honored as Cherry Industry Person of the Year during the National Cherry Festival in Traverse
Through July 6th, Northwest cherry growers have shipped 15.2 million 20-lb. boxes of fruit. That’s 21 percent more than the previous record and 124 percent more than the 15-year industry average.
Here’s the report issued yesterday
A wildfire that started as a brush fire near Wenatchee over the weekend affected several tree fruit businesses and destroyed 28 homes.
Embers from the burning houses on the outskirts of Wenatchee ignited paper packaging materials
In the two years since Tim Ramsey’s hiring as president and chief executive, Oregon Cherry Growers has developed several new value-added products, returned profits to grower-members, and expanded growth in dried and frozen products.