Cherry season is just a few weeks away and Broetje Orchards is gearing up to harvest this crucial "first fruits” of the season. We face a number of challenges each year to the growth and health of cherries, particularly weather
First Fruits Marketing and Broetje Orchards would like to give special recognition to Shipping Coordinator Angel Garcia. Angel was nominated for “Employee of the Month” for his hard work and dedication in making sure orders
From planting and taking care of the trees to packing the fruit and selling the fruit, a lot of team work goes into our work. On March 17th, Broetje Orchards held it's 3rd annual manager's retreat. It did not disappoint.
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?"
On September 28th, Broetje Orchards held their monthly safety meeting for the warehouse. These meetings are another pathway to encourage leadership development and enhance open communication between managers and staff in the interest of mutuality and transparency.
At Broetje Orchards, we continue our work to ensure that apples are produced with safety in mind. As part of this effort, we established an “Injury Free Workplace” program to incentivize managers and their staff to promote and bring awareness to preventable work related injuries.
On June 28-29, various leaders from Vista Hermosa Foundation, Broetje Orchards and Tierra Vida along with other community leaders and educators met together to discuss CRI or better known as the Childhood Resilience Initiative. This two day conference covered not only the basics of trauma informed...
25 summer interns and leaders of Broetje Orchards and Vista Hermosa Foundation gathered at the Retreat House to share their dreams and talk about what they are passionate about. "What gives you that spark?" was the lead off question that Cheryl Broetje started off with; "family", "holiday dinners",...
In early 2016, As part of our on-going work to develop our organization's ability to raise the capacity of our employees, our New Human Resources team enrolled in our local leadership formation course in Servant Leadership.
For 5 months this group has met weekly to learn...