April 03, 2014 at 5:41 PM
Most every piece of tree fruit grown in Cascade Farmlands ends up in one of our member's warehouses: Blue Star, Blue Bird, or Peshastin High-Up. Even though harvest occurs in the summer and fall, the facilities are busy all year storing, ripening and shipping our world class fruit. In spring, pears (carefully stored since last fall) are being triggered with temperature changes to complete the ripening process so you can eat them freshly ripened at grocery stores. This month, when cherries, apricots and peaches bloom, packing warehouses are sending pear orders around the U.S. & world.
Cascade Farmlands contains the most extensive organic pear orchards in the world. Cascade Farmland member Blue Star Fruit Warehouse is one of the biggest packing houses globally.