Rainier Fruit Company is one of the largest growers of fresh apples, pears, cherries and blueberries in the United States. But we started with humble beginnings. The roots of our company date back to 1888 when our ancestors moved to Washington from Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and started growing apples on a small parcel in Selah. Since then, we have steadily grown with the dedication of their descendants whose commitment to quality is the rootstock for producing the finest apples, pears and cherries anywhere in the world.
Today, under the careful stewardship of highly trained horticulturists, we continue to artfully select premier orchard sites and choose the most environmentally sustainable practices in the industry in order to maintain our high quality standards.
Our orchards benefit from Central Washington's rich volcanic soil, snow-fed irrigation supply and long growing season to produce crisp, flavorful fruit demanded by consumers around the world.
We are growers first, so we control more than 80% of the fruit we sell. This gives our operation the unique advantage of controlling factors through all stages of development from the orchard to the box.
Under the watchful eye of knowledgeable fruit veterans, we operate the most technologically advanced packing and storage facility in the Washington fruit industry. This vertically integrated process from orchard to box is linked together with overlapping quality control points to ensure that we deliver only the best and safest products to market.
Our philosophy is to grow only the highest quality apples, pears, cherries and blueberries and to run our business honestly, ethically and efficiently. That's the way our ancestors wanted it and that's the way our family guides our business today.