Stories tagged: cherries
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Woman gets prison for $900K theft from Zirkle Fruit
The ringleader behind a nearly $900,000 theft from Zirkle Fruit Company has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for a payroll scheme.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Crunching the cherry numbers: 2017 might be a record harvest
As the cherry harvest goes into its “second peak,” an industry representative said 2017 appears to be on track to be a record year.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 10 a.m.
Chock-full of cherries with just a splash of bourbon, this homemade ice cream is an adult delight
It’s not quite a frozen twist on a classic cocktail, but almost.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Yakima Valley rains avoided cherry orchards
Rains that fell in the Yakima Valley on Thursday do not appear to have harmed a cherry crop that is just days away from harvest.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 6:15 a.m.
Donald Trump’s promises trigger fears of a trade war that would damage Washington’s economy
Trade experts warn that Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric foreshadows a trade war with China and a scrapping of hard-won tariff reductions. Washington state farmers, who would be among the casualties …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 9:17 a.m.
Oregon orchard donates tons of cherries to the needy
The group Farmers Ending Hunger has lined up a large donation of cherries from a prominent orchardist in The Dalles.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 7:24 a.m.
Bing cherries could be in shorter supply this year
Bing cherries have been beset with growing problems this year that are reducing the size of the crop. The Northwest’s most popular cherry variety could be in short supply in …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 5:23 a.m.
Cherry growers looking forward to yet another bountiful harvest
Barring widespread heavy rain or other disasters, Northwest cherry growers expect to hit the 20-million-box mark during the upcoming harvest, according to the first forecast from Northwest Cherry Growers, a …
Fri., Sept. 11, 2015
Green Bluff harvests early this year because of warm weather
The fields of pumpkins sprawling across the hillside at Walter’s Fruit Ranch in Green Bluff are early this year, bright splotches of color signaling the ripeness of the gourds with …
Sun., July 6, 2014
Fruit and vegetable picking underway at Green Bluff farms
Warm summer days herald the beginning of the fruit picking season at the dozens of farms in Green Bluff north of Spokane. Most people know Green Bluff for its cherry …
Wed., July 2, 2014
Taste summer with a sweet cherry on top
Cherry season in the Pacific Northwest is sweet – and maddeningly short-lived. Thanks to Mother Nature, though, this year’s crop is slated to be plump and plentiful, perfect for making …
Thu., June 27, 2013
Rains damage cherries
YAKIMA – Recent showers have been bad news for some cherry growers in Central Washington. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported growers have been trying to prevent wet cherries from splitting by …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2013
Cherry farmers consider techniques
BUENA, Wash. – Washington state cherry farmers expect their crop to continue to break harvest records in the coming years, prompting a rethinking of harvesting techniques. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2012
Washington potatoes headed to South Korea
OLYMPIA – As a Washington delegation wrapped up a trade mission in Asia this week, the United States and South Korea worked out a deal on the export of one …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2012
In the Garden: Organic cherries aren’t for the birds
I have to admit it did look a little odd. There, on one end of our orchard, were three cherry trees wrapped with giant white covers that made them look …
Thu., May 17, 2012, 8:26 a.m.
Northwest cherry growers upbeat about crop
Northwest cherry growers are optimistic about the looming cherry harvest, one that is expected to be long on quality even if it falls just short of record volume.
Wed., July 13, 2011
Local cherry season slow to start, fruit ready for picking next week
Seems patience is the secret ingredient in this year’s local growing season. The appearance of hot, sunny days may make one anxious for the fruits of mid-summer, but area farms …
Thu., June 30, 2011
Cherries finally ready to harvest
YAKIMA – In the early morning shade of Don Olmstead Jr.’s orchard, workers scurry to and from a weighing table with buckets of pink-and-yellow Rainier cherries. And it’s about time, …
Thu., May 20, 2010, 7:53 a.m.
Smaller, better Northwest cherry crop expected
Northwest cherry growers expect a smaller crop this year than the 2009 record but with a longer harvest period, which should extend sales.
Tue., July 7, 2009, 10:45 a.m.
New inspection rules help West Coast cherry exporters
Cherry growers in three West Coast states will be able to ship sweet cherries to Japan more cheaply because of a change in the country’s pest control requirements for imports …
Wed., April 8, 2009, 9:54 a.m.
Cherry crop may be delayed; apple crop larger
Cooler than usual spring weather could put Washington’s cherry crop behind schedule.
Sun., Dec. 28, 2008
New rule could hurt cherry exports
WENATCHEE – Washington tree fruit companies are anxiously awaiting a new Homeland Security rule that they say could disrupt about $60 million worth of cherry exports next season. The new …