Food & Drink interviews Orchard View President Brenda Thomas

We at Orchard View are excited to share Brenda’s interview with Stephanie Crets of Food & Wine from January 2017.

Below is an excerpt from the article:

Orchard View Cherries is driven by its passion for cherries. Founded in 1923, Orchard View is a fourth-generation family owned and operated company, specializing in growing, harvesting, packing and selling fresh cherries. Brenda Thomas, who grew up on the farm and lives there today, became president in 2009. She oversees Orchard View’s 2,500 acres of land and more than 14,000 tons of cherries harvested and packed per year.

“Our focus every day is cherries,” Thomas says. “Unlike some other operations, we actually grow most of the fruit that we pack and sell. That way, we have full control through the chain. We’ve tried to extend our season with different varieties and locations. We have about an eight-week season to grow cherries so we need to ensure we have a constant supply for consumers. So, we’re always ready.” Read more . . .