Washington State University and the Next Generation Tree Fruit Network will hold a pair of tours focusing on transitioning to organic farming.

The first tour will be from 3-5 p.m. on Aug. 2 at Brownfield Orchards in Chelan. Mike Brownfield has farmed organic apples, pears and cherries since 1990. Jeff Collins, the Washington State Department of Agriculture organic inspector for North Central Washington will also speak.

Brownfield Orchards is located at 155 Apple Acres Road in Chelan.

The second tour will be from 3-5 p.m. at Hi Point Orchard in Mesa. Rick Orozco, who has farmed organic apples, apricots, cherries, pears, peaches and nectarines for 11 years, will speak.

Hi Point Orchard is located at 14485 Road 170 in Mesa.

The tours are sponsored by the North Central Washington Fieldman’s Association.

To RSVP for the event, go to treefruit.wsu.edu/events.

A PDF version of the invitation is available here.