Last week I had the pleasure of touring the Rainier Fruit Company headquarters in Yakima, Washington. They produce all kinds of delicious fresh fruit including blueberries, cherries, wine grapes, and apples. I have never completely understood how large-scale farms are able to get us fresh-tasting fruit from their orchards so quickly, but this visit showed me exactly how it is done. I was thrilled to learn how fruit is carefully processed so it arrives to stores are fresh as possible. One of my favorite sites of the tour was the apple orchard. They grow them organically and use such interesting farming methods! Here’s a look at how apples get from the orchard to your grocery store!
Disclosure: My trip was sponsored by the Rainier Fruit Company. The opinions and photographs in this article are entirely my own.