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Women in Agriculture – an Interview With Paige Hake

PAIGE HAKE Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we checked in with Paige Hake the daughter of organic grower Orlin Knutson. Their family orchard is located in Mattawa Washington, about an hour northeast of Yakima. Chelan Fresh (CF): Hi Paige, thank you for taking the time to talk to us today. Can you...

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Women in Agriculture – an Interview With Gwynne Godwin

GWYNNE GODWIN Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we spoke with Gwynne Godwin of Box Canyon Fruit in the Okanogan Valley. Chelan Fresh (CF):  Hello Gwynne and thanks for speaking with us today. Could you please start by telling us a bit about your orchard? Gwynne Godwin (GG): Sure thing. We have orchards in Tonasket,...

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Women in Agriculture – an Interview With Deb Stennes

DEB STEENES Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry.  This month we checked in with Deb Stennes to find out about her family and their long history of growing apples in the area. Chelan Fresh (CF): Hi Deb, thank you for taking the time to talk to us today. Can you please tell us a little bit about...

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Women in Agriculture – an Interview With Reba Guzman

REBA GUZMAN Many of the orchards in the Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we checked in with Reba Guzman with Gebbers Farms in Brewster, Washington. CF: Hello, Reba; thank you for taking the time to chat with us!  Why don’t you start with telling us what you do at Gebbers Farms today? RG: Right now I...

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Grower Spotlight: Interview with Allen Godwin

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. Check in with our blog - To The Core - to find out what’s happening in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown Fruit. This month we are talking with Allen Godwin of Godwin Organic Orchards in Tonasket, Washington. Chelan Fresh: Hi Allen, I am anxious to hear about organic farming, but let’s start with information about your orchard. Where is it located and how many acres do you farm? Allen Godwin: We have 3 entities in the family; Godwin Organic...

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Grower Spotlight: Interview with Harold Schell

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. Check in with our blog - To The Core - to find out what’s happening in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown Fruit.   This month we are talking with Harold Schell of Chelan Fruit.   Chelan Fresh: Hello Harold, thank you for your time today to talk to us. What is it that you do for Chelan Fruit? Harold Schell: I manage the test orchard where we have several new varieties that we are testing, and we...

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Easy, Family-Friendly Holiday Recipes

Depending on where you live, you may have been quarantined in the house for long stretches of time, and the holidays continue to be isolating for many. However, staying home more can also mean a break from the usual holiday hustle and allow for simpler pleasant times. So, why not put away your fancy holiday cookbooks and cozy up with some family-friendly recipes?  These recipes still deliver on taste but take half as long so you can spend more time enjoying quality family time or quiet time by the fire....

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Fuel Up to Play 60 and Chelan Fresh Deliver Millions of Student Meals

Chelan Fresh Provides Portable School Meal Carts to Schools, Serving an Estimated 1.6 Million Meals (Tacoma, WA, San Antonio, TX,)  October 5, 2021 – For the first time in over a year, many students will be back in school buildings, navigating a new normal. The last thing that should be on their minds is where their next meal comes from. Unfortunately, more than 13 million students in the U.S. lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. That’s why Fuel Up to Play 60 and Chelan Fresh...

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How to make Vibrant Salads!

We all know that salads are a healthy meal choice, but let’s face it, they tend to get boring over time. So, how do you make your salads pop? Add fruit for texture and contrasting flavors and an interesting dressing and your taste buds will thank you! Make Your Own Dressing There are loads of delicious salad dressing choices on the market but sometimes it's more economical to make your own in-between grocery store trips, not to mention healthier. Making your own salad dressing is also simple to put together and easy...

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Apple Cider Vinegar: Benefits and DIY

Blog by: Valerie Musser, Valerie’s Of Course Catering We have all heard of Apple Cider Vinegar aka ACV.  But what is it for? There are so many uses! Here are a few of the reasons why we should all incorporate this natural ferment into our daily wellness routine: Health Benefits Aids in digestion Weight loss Balances the bodies PH Maintain healthy gut flora Clears skin Reduces gas and bloating Kills harmful bacteria Detoxifies the body Natural appetite suppressant Can relieve sinus pressure and congestion Gets rid of dandruff Sooths bug bite redness and...

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