Why Follow the Harvest?
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We thought apples always popped when you ate them, and that they were full of incredibly rich, flavored juices. But it finally became a reality to us just how rare this is for people to enjoy. Our college friends were blown away when we brought them apples from our harvest, and couldn’t believe how good they really tasted. We were labeled ‘fruit snobs’ because we were that picky. The truth is, we always thought the quality of fruit we enjoyed was normal. That’s when we discovered the importance of introducing as many people as we can to freshly harvested fruit. And in 2010, Follow the Harvest was born.
Our food system has become quite confusing and it’s difficult to find where it all comes from. In Washington, fruit is plentiful – but how often do you get to eat local Washington fruit? At Follow the Harvest we cut out the middleman. We bring you beautiful Yakima Valley fruit grown by a handful of family farms, including Horsley Orchard and Calhoun Family Fruit. After all, we are one big family over here.
We value our working environment. The farms we receive fruit from use a gentle touch and as little intervention as possible to bring you a good crop that is affordable and safe for your family. We are the only set of hands between the orchard and you. This means we get to keep a close eye on the fruits journey to your doorstep.
We believe in good wages for everyone who joins us in the orchards and at Follow the Harvest. We also know that by keeping a close eye on the soil quality and our water consumption we will be bringing you fruit for a very long time. Being the only transaction between you and the farmer means that your money reaches its destination that much quicker. This allows us to make efforts to improve and support our regional food system!
It's Nutrient Rich
Did you know fruit actually loses nutrients every day it is away from the tree? Curious how long it takes the fruit to get to your table? We promise to get the fruit from the tree to your home or office within two days of being picked from the tree. We want you to enjoy the full flavor and all the nutrients you can from freshly picked fruit.
We're Family Focused
Our families come first! We are firm believers in the infinite value of family, and know it can be challenging to make wise food decisions on their behalf. We believe in and stand behind everything we deliver. We would love to meet you in person if you have any further questions, and hope you join us in Following the Harvest.