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Author: Tyler Broetje

Happy International Women's Day! Across the globe women are being celebrated and recognized for their social, economic, cultural and political achievements and also for the injustice that some have overcome. 

Over the course of four weeks, Broetje Orchards crew leaders took part in a trauma informed training course which helped answer the question "how do you tell someone the truth without feeling anger, alienating or offending someone?"

Happy New Year! Winter has arrived and like everyone in the Northwest it hasn't been too kind.  The past two months has been filled with freezing nights and temperatures during the day at an average of 12-15 degrees. We also have been hit with quite a bit of snow as you can see from the photo above.

On Friday, October 7th, Broetje Orchards and Vista Hermosa Foundation hosted 16 business leaders from the organization Excelsis. Every Year, this organization brings Chinese Christian business leaders from various companies to the U.S to further develop their understanding of integrating faith and business. 

Broetje Orchards is happy to present the 2016 CR report.  This is the third year of us bringing additional accountability to our operations.  As a recognized leader in the apple industry for over 25 years, we recognize that we did not achieve our success simply because we grow great apples.

On July 19; five Camp Vista Students and staff went and visited two crews out in the Orchard to show them their appreciation for their hard work and passed out 120 care packages to the employees. 

We are about three weeks into our Harvest! This year's incoming harvest is larger then last year. Here is some of the crop estimates of the three orchards and how our main packing site prepares for the incoming fruit.

On August 15-18,  First Fruits Marketing & Broetje Orchards had the opportunity to attend a Food Expo for a customer in Texas. The purpose of the visit and this expo in particular was not only to meet the produce managers face to face but also...