Springtime has arrived here on the farm and trees are beginning to wake up. One of the familiar sights during this time of the year are the boxes of bees in the orchards. This year, in partnership with Laflor Bee Keepers
This week is National Agricultural Week and more specifically March 20th was National Agricultural Day. It takes a lot of teamwork to make sure only the highest quality of fruit and vegetables reach tables of their customers.
From planting and taking care of the trees to packing the fruit and selling the fruit, a lot of teamwork goes into our work. On March 16th, Broetje Orchards held it's 4th annual manager's retreat. It did not disappoint.
Spring time is right around the corner and currently on the orchard everyone is busy preparing for the warm weather to arrive. In the last month, we have seen some cold nights where we had to do frost control and run our wind
What makes a good servant leader? According to Robert Greenleaf "It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then the conscious choice brings once to aspire to lead." I ask this question because
Happy 2018! This time of the year, the trees are bare and dormant, yet it is also a critical time for our teams of orchard workers. Winter Pruning is important because it allows the trees to grow more the following season. Other benefits
2017 is coming to an end and we would like to take this time to reflect and wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope you and your family had a blessed Merry Christmas. On December 22nd, Broetje Orchards celebrated Christmas
On December 4-6th, We had 78 employees attend the Northwest Horticultural Show in Kennewick, WA. This event was over the span of three days and included various trainings from Tractor safety to Food Safety Trainings
The days are becoming shorter and the weather is becoming cooler. Fall has arrived! We are a month and a half into harvest and our controlled-atmosphere storage rooms are filling up with this year’s new crop.
Apple harvest is here and Broetje Orchards is ready! Semi trucks are coming in and out of the warehouses and into the orchards, bringing out our fruit. We are currently harvesting Galas at Prescott, Benton City and Wallula