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  1. Clamshells gain on pouch bags for cherry packagingRead the original story

    Tuesday | Packer

    Pouch bags have become the primary delivery method for Northwest cherries, but clamshell containers rapidly are gaining popularity, and Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers Inc . has come up with an innovative container for its proprietary Skylar Rae cherries .


  2. Organic cherries play small but important roleRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Packer

    Last year, 2.3% of the Northwest cherry crop - about 600,000 20-pound boxes - was grown organically, said B.J. Thurlby, president of Northwest Cherry Growers , Yakima, Wash. About 20% of the company's cherries are grown organically, and they're packed under the Stemilt Artisan Organic label.


  3. Washington cherries off and runningRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 11 | Packer

    Cherry harvest has begun in Washington state and Yakima, Wash.-based Domex Superfresh Growers has provided a snapshot of the season from the orchard. With early districts in central Washington beginning the week of June 4, Dave Gleason, chief horticulturist for the company, reported in a Youtube video that cherries have had a good growing season in the spring and fruit quality is good, according to a news release.


  4. USDA sanctions four companies for PACA debtsRead the original story

    Friday Jun 8 | Packer

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned four produce companies that didn't pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards. Apple grower-shippers in New York report a promising bloom set up by near perfect weather throughout the state in May. Cherry harvest has begun in Washington state and Yakima, Wash.-based Domex Superfresh Growers has provided a snapshot of the season from the orchard.


  5. Northwest cherries popular in export marketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 6 | Packer

    B.J. Thurlby, president of Northwest Cherry Growers, Yakima, Wash., estimates more than 30% of the region's cherries are exported. Both countries receive about 3 million 20-pound cartons of Northwest cherries annually, but recent customs inspection delays of produce in China have caused some export uncertainty for growers, Thurlby said.


  6. Mexico adds 20% tariffs on U.S. apples, cranberriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 5 | Packer

    Mexico on June 5 delivered on its promised tariffs on U.S. apples and cranberries and other products in response to the President Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs. Mexican President Enrique PeA a Nieto released a decree in response to the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum.


  7. More produce items climb organic sales chartsRead the original story

    May 13, 2018 | Packer

    "We have seen an increase in demand for greater diversity within the organics category - this is one of the key reasons why NatureFresh Farms decided to expand its organic acreage this year and grow a substantially larger amount of bell peppers using organic growing methods," said Ray Wowryk, director of business development with Leamington, Ontario-based greenhouse vegetable grower-shipper NatureFresh Farms . "Nielsen data shows that organic apple volume is up 9% so far this season," said Steve Lutz, senior strategist with Wenatchee, Wash.-based CMI Orchards , which sells organic fruit under the Daisy Girl banner.


  8. Women in Produce - Catherine Gipe-StewartRead the original story

    May 9, 2018 | Packer

    With new varieties across the industry gaining steam, Domex was getting close to the launch of its Autumn Glory when Gipe-Stewart joined the Yakima, Wash.-based company in the fall of 2015. She got familiar with Autumn Glory that year and has been promoting the variety ever since.


  9. Stemilt to market Hansen Fruit cherries, applesRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2018 | Packer

    Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers will soon be the exclusive marketer of cherries and apples from Yakima, Wash.-based Hansen Fruit Co. Stemilt will assist in marketing the remainder of the 2017 apple crop and then will be the exclusive marketer of Hansen cherries and apples starting in June, according to a news release.


  10. Granny wants in on Cinco, tooRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2018 | Packer

    Domex Superfresh Growers suggests cross-promoting granny smith apples with Tajin for sales around Cinco de Mayo festivities. Domex Superfresh Growers , Yakima, Wash., is promoting granny smith apples as an ideal variety to include in Cinco de Mayo festivities because of its popularity with millenials and Hispanic communities.


  11. Domex Superfresh promotes organic apples for Earth MonthRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2018 | Packer

    Yakima, Wash.-based Domex Superfresh Growers is gearing up to commemorate Earth Day, April 22, with a bumper crop of organic apples . Superfresh suggests retailers extend Earth Day into Earth Month by promoting organic Washington state apples throughout April, according to a news release.


  12. Starr Ranch organic program expands with Argentine pearsRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2018 | Packer

    Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers is adding organic pears from Argentina this year to complete a year-round organic pear program. Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers has added organic bartletts and anjous from Argentina as it moves to a year-round organic pear program.


  13. Truck rates fall but worries remainRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2018 | Packer

    While some trucking leaders continue the push for a rollback of the electronic logging device mandate, a fall in truck rates has eased here-and-now problems for produce buyers and sellers. There is still a lot of talk about the ELD mandate but rates have calmed, and growers-shippers are taking a business-as-usual approach to finding transportation, said Ken Gilliland, director of international trade and transportation for Western Growers.


  14. Autumn Glory breaks into top 20 apple salesRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2018 | Packer

    Autumn Glory, an exclusive variety of Yakima, Wash.-based Domex Superfresh Growers, cracked the top 20 of top apple varieties in November. Ranked at number 18, IRI scan data show that Autumn Glory - known for its sweet, firm flesh and notes of caramel and cinnamon - enjoyed 280% growth versus last November, according to a news release.


  15. Superfresh Growers urges a Pink Lady Valentine's DayRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2018 | Packer

    With their pink skin and sweet tart flavor, Pink Lady apples are great for Valentine's Day promotions, according to Yakima, Wash.-based Domex Superfresh Growers. IRI data shows Pink Lady apples are up 3.4% in dollars over last year and up 8% in volume, with a consistent ranking among top apples nationwide, according to a news release.


  16. Domex orchard update details switch to trellis systemsRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2018 | Packer

    An orchard update from Yakima, Wash.-based Domex Superfresh Growers gives insights on how and why the company is transitioning from traditional orchards to trellis systems. It is a change that is happening across the apple industry, with benefits including higher productivity for the space, safer work conditions and quicker profitability, according to Domex chief horticulturist Dave Gleason.


  17. Envy apples fly to International Space StationRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2017 | Packer

    Envy apples joined an elite club this week when they arrived at the International Space Station as part of a resupply mission. In early 2015 astronauts aboard the space station enjoyed Opal apples from FirstFruits Marketing of Washington, and now the Envy apples from CMI Orchards, Yakima, Wash., have made the same long journey.


  18. Allan Bros. Fruit delivers apples on #GivingTuesdayRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2017 | Packer

    A homeless shelter, a culinary program for at-risk youth, an elementary school class, a radio station and an individual received Jazz and Envy apples as part of the #GivingTuesday social media campaign by Naches, Wash.-based Allan Bros. Fruit.


  19. Autumn Glory stars on social mediaRead the original story

    Nov 27, 2017 | Packer

    The second annual Atlanta Autumn Glory Harvest Brunch featured an Autumn Glory apple-themed menu. Photo courtesy Domex Superfresh Growers.


  20. UPDATED: U.S. Apple reports big supply of fresh apples on handRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2017 | Packer

    The U.S. apple industry continues to curb fresh production of red delicious while increasing output of newer varieties, with a double-digit drop of red delicious and rapid growth of Honeycrisps. Nov. 1 holdings of U.S. fresh apples totaled 143.3 million boxes, up 6% from a year ago and 15% more than the five-year average, according to the season's first storage report by the U.S. Apple Association.


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