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Update from the Orchard (June 10th)

Attention Orondo Ruby fans everywhere - harvest 2015 is upon us! After the Wenatchee Valley delivered near-perfect cherry growing weather, the first of the Orondo Rubies are being picked with care and packed for you to enjoy. From the tree to the table is typically only four or five days which means your Orondo Rubies are super fresh, naturally sweet and undeniably juicy! Keep an eye out for Orondo Ruby cherries in your local grocery store. Let's hear it for cherry season! 


Meet Cam Clennon - Utility Player


It seems as though every organization has a utility player - a member of the team that dabbles in a little bit of everything. Meet Cam Clennon, the Orondo Ruby team member who is equal parts analyst, equal parts operations, and equal parts “we need some of this” person.

As analyst, during harvest season Cam pays close attention to the production of each block of trees. The data collected during harvest is integral to understanding the growth of our cherries, and how to improve each block in seasons ahead. An abundance of information is also critical to the development of next season’s projections - a painstaking task led by Cam each year.

Despite the number crunching, you’ll also find Cam with his “boots on the ground” at the packing shed, or out in the orchard. From helping out with packing, shipping and other orchard operations, Cam earns his utility title with earnest.

Cam’s depth in the Orondo Ruby cherry business also suits him perfectly as a liason between the marketing side of the house and the growing and operation side of things. Bridging the gap between the two can at times be more art than science - something Cam is perfectly suited for.

When not in the orchard or in the office, Cam enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and soon to arrive baby boy. Whether it’s camping, boating or spending time in Chelan with family, Cam enjoys the recharge of taking advantage of family time.

Growing cherries is a diverse, challenging and rewarding work experience. Cam’s diverse skill set and fun-loving personality is a valuable part of our team. We all love what we do; growing Orondo Ruby cherries for all of our great customers. Thanks for being a part of our adventure. Cheers to summer! Cheers to Orondo Ruby cherries!



Orchard Photos, June 2014

It's been very sunny here in north central Washington. As a result, this year's Orondo Rubies are coming along nicely. A recent walk through our Wenatchee orchard saw lots of beautiful cherries. Stay tuned as we're very close to the 2014 cherry harvest. We're excited, and we know you are too!