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Women In Agriculture – Antonia Ramirez

Many of the orchards and warehouses 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 Antonia Ramirez. She started work in 2000 as a hand packer and now works as a Production Manager in one of our warehouses! Enjoy this video to learn more! ...

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Women in Agriculture – an Interview With Cory Colbert

CORY COLBERT 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 new blog series “Women Growers of Chelan” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry.  This month we check in with Cory Colbert. She and her husband Jim own Jim Colbert Orchards LLC in the Chelan area. In addition to helping Jim with the orchard, Cory has a full time job at Chelan Fruit.  Chelan Fresh: Hi Cory, thank you for taking the time to speak with us. Why don’t...

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Women in Agriculture – an Interview With Mallory Carlton

MALLORY CARLTON 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 Mallory Carlton. She and her family operate an entrepreneurial farm and business out of Okanagan.   Chelan Fresh (CF): Hi Mallory, thanks so much for taking the time to speak with us. Mallory Carlson (MC): Of course, it’s my pleasure.   CF: Could you please start by telling...

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Women in Agriculture – an Interview With Megan Azzano

MEGAN AZZANO 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 Megan Azzano. Megan and her husband Mike own and operate a family orchard and fruit stand in the Omak area. Chelan Fresh (CF): Hello Megan! Can you start by giving us a little background information? Megan Azzano (MA): Hi there! Well, Mike...

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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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Women in Agriculture – an Interview With Kaitlyn Thornton

KAITLYN THORNTON 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 caught up with Kaitlyn Thornton, who is a budding entrepreneur as well as a future farmer. Kaitlyn and her family farm apples and pears in the Tonasket area. They are also SugarBee® growers for Chelan Fruit. CF: Hi there, Kaitlyn; thank you...

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