Stories tagged: fruit
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.
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.
Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Strawberry scientist is sued over the fruits of his research
Plant scientist Douglas Shaw spent his career toiling in the fields in California to grow the perfect strawberry, one that was plump and bright red yet remained sweet even after …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 8 a.m.
What labor shortage? Robot apple pickers on the way
Worry over ag labor shortages could be a thing of the past if two engineering firms hit goals to market robotic fruit-picking machines by 2019.
Sun., June 26, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
Pasco frozen food processor aims to restart production after recall
CRF Frozen Foods is unable to identify the contamination source that prompted a massive recall and led the company to lay off 300 workers at its Pasco plant. Gene Grabowski …
Sun., Sept. 7, 2014
Huckleberry Haiku celebrates year’s bumper crop
The best huckleberry picking season in years has inspired hikers, campers, pie makers, teachers, scientists, a TV weather reporter and an internationally acclaimed
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 …
Thu., July 11, 2013
Refugee project plans its next harvest
The Refugees’ Harvest Project is getting ready for another urban harvest season, and it’s looking for refugees who are interested in volunteering and for growers in the Spokane-area who would …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2011
Education Notes: Teens will play teens in St. George’s play
Head back to Rydell High School with the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies in “Grease,” when Saint George’s School puts on its first production of the school year on Friday …
Thu., July 14, 2011
Refugees distribute fruit harvested from backyard trees
Mature fruit trees are a common sight in the East Central neighborhood. Some of the trees were originally planted on the small farms that were there in Spokane’s earliest days. …
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 9, 2011
Grow some fruit and veggies for food bank
This is going to be a tough vegetable-growing year. Even the crops that tend to love the cooler spring weather are way behind. Things like tomatoes and peppers are just …
Thu., May 19, 2011
Complaints and fines stoke fruit stand feud
Richard Phillips, who owns the Farm Fresh Fruit stand at 10 S. Argonne Road, recently paid a hefty fine for violating the terms of his temporary use permit last fall. …
Wed., June 30, 2010
Fast, fun recipes easily highlight fruits of the season
Strawberry shortcake is usually the easy answer to dessert on the Fourth of July. The delicate fruit is ripening and its unadorned flavor is summer simplicity itself. So, when word …
Tue., Aug. 18, 2009
Fuzzy skin makes peaches susceptible to pesticide retention
As we munch into the fragrant core of peach season, shoppers face an array of choices for the same fuzzy fruit but little guidance on which type to pick. Expensive …
Mon., Jan. 20, 1997
Growers Hope To Cash In On Currant Trend
They’ve got four times the vitamin C of oranges. Fanciers call their rich, purplish juice - as popular in parts of Europe as orange juice is in the United States …
Fri., June 2, 1995
A Nose For Profits
Other businessmen might have never gotten past the smell. But Duc Tran is a man of tolerance and vision. The 42-year-old immigrant from Vietnam realized four years ago that the …