Growers

At Columbia Valley Fruit we value our close relationships with our growers. Because we recognize that we are only as successful as the growers we serve, we are highly committed to providing you the grower with every available resource to ensure optimum fruit quality and excellent returns.

 

 

Meet the Grower
Delphus Perault

Field Staff

At Columbia Valley Fruit we are proud to have the best field staff in the State of Washington. With over 30 years of combined tree fruit experience, Alex and Tim will put their expertise to work for you, providing you with everything you need to ensure the best pricing for your fruit, including:

  • Crop size assessments
  • Identification of problems or issues in your orchard
  • Horticultural advice if desired
  • Advice on when to harvest
  • Advice on storage timing and duration
  • Information on pack outs and returns

As a grower you can expect weekly visits from our field staff. You can also expect to deal with the same field man every time you need information or advice. We understand that consistency will help save you time and frustration. Your field man will be your direct line of communication with our warehouse, ensuring you can always get the information you need about your apples with one phone call.

At Columbia Valley Fruit we enjoy serving Central Washington apple growers because we know that Central Washington growers produce the best apples in the world!

Tim
Alex
On-site Marketing

Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers

Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers is the marketing arm for Columbia Valley Fruit. Through our on-site marketing staff we ensure the fastest possible turnaround in sales inquiries.

Horticultural expertise, quality control, food safety and innovative marketing allow Oneonta to keep up with the ever-changing dynamics of the economy. Our extensive trading and marketing expertise with companies around the world has enabled us to effectively respond to the ever changing markets for fruit by offering promotional plans, market insight and specific customer programs designed to maximize profitability and product satisfaction.

We are excited to have formed a partnership with Columbia Valley Fruit and welcome them to the Oneonta family!