We’ve discovered exactly how to work with Mother Nature in our organic apple orchards. Today our growers produce right around 1.2 million cartons of Washington’s most delicious certified organic varieties. They include firm, fragrant and juicy-sweet Fuji, mild and sweet Gala, sweet-tart Pink Lady, tart and crisp Granny Smith (think pie!) and the increasingly popular crunchy-sweet-and-slightly-tart Honeycrisp.
The industry has experienced a significant jump in demand for organics, and we’ve made it a priority to keep pace with the category and the needs of those we service. They know, and so do we, that as more organic product reaches the consumer, demand increases.
With the best organic growers in the Northwest we’ll continue to offer our customers certified and inspected fruit packed in our state-of-the-art facilities.
Granny Smith apples are bright green, with white flesh, very juicy and very firm. Their flavour is pleasantly tart-sweet, with a crunchy texture. Granny Smith apples are most often used in baking preparations because of their high acidity and ability to hold their shape under cooking but can also be eaten raw.
Gala apples are always a crowd pleaser. Their dense flesh is creamy yellow and crisp, offering a mildly sweet flavour and flora aroma. Gala’s that are allowed to reach the peak of their sweetness on the tree will have a deeper red hue and a slightly sweeter flavour.
The flesh of the Anjou pear is bright, white and dense with a slightly sweet flavour with subtle notes of citrus.These pears remain green when ripe, with only a slight change in their bright green-coloured skin. Press gently against the stem end of the fruit to test for ripeness. Anjou pears ripen from the inside out; if the flesh gives slightly, the pear is ready to eat.
Medium to large pears with an aromatic, juicy, and sweet flesh. You'll know it's ready to eat when you feel a bit of softness around its belly. </br></br>Pears offer a good source of vitamin C, folate and dietary fibre. One medium-sized pear has less than 100 calories. Most of the vitamin C and fibre content is in the skin of the fruit, so pears should be eaten unpeeled. Providing some potassium and iron, pears contain pectin, a soluble fiber that helps control cholesterol levels.