Our Fruit

At Columbia Valley Fruit we are proud to provide the best apples -- the official fruit of Washington State -- to consumers all over the world. Along with our growers, we are committed to providing the highest quality Washington apples, both conventional and organic varieties, to consumers in the United States and abroad.

We store, pack, and ship apples from over 50 Central Washington apple growers. Some are conventional growers, some are certified organic growers, and some growers produce both conventional and organic apples.

We value each of our growers and we make every effort to provide them with all the information, communication, and support they need to ensure optimum fruit quality and returns.

At Columbia Valley Fruit we believe in the merits of organic fruit production. Two thirds of the apples we store and pack are certified organic. We’ve been growing organic fruit since 1988, with one of the first organic apple farms in Washington State.

As a WSDA certified organic handler, we adhere to all of the required protocols for handling organic apples. We use no chemical fungicides or ethylene blockers to arrest ripening of the organic apples we store. We only use approved procedures and natural products to help preserve the organic fruit we handle, in accordance with National Organic Program standards.
 
Our growers trust our knowledge and experience of the organic fruit industry and the corresponding government agency requirements. We also provide training to growers who are interested in organic certification.

Columbia Valley Fruit
1720 Ahtanum Road
Yakima, Washington 98903

Tel. (509) 452-9891
Fax (509) 452-3650