Organic Fruit FAQ

by Jed, eCommerce/CS

What is does Organic mean?

Organic food is grown without using conventional pesticides and/or fertilizers made with synthetic and sewage ingredients, Bioengineering, and Radiation. Organic mean the item is in its purest form. It is only affected by leading natural care and conditioning.

What qualifies a farm to produce Organic?

Each farm that produces Organic must be inspected by a Government-approved certifier who inspects where the fruit is grown and makes sure that they are meeting USDA Organic Standards.

What identifies organic fruit?

Each organic piece of fruit is marked with its own organic sticker verifying that it is an organic item.

Does organic taste better?

Taste is different to all consumers but a large amount of chefs and cooks have been switching to organic fruits and vegetables because there is a belief that of a higher quality of taste and quality of fruit due the more strenuous monitoring of organic produce.

Why does organic cost more than non organic?

Great care is put into the production of organic fruit. Economists state that as the more people that continue to prefer organic that the cost of Organic produce will go down. Every year the amount of organic produce grown and purchased has increased.

Are all the organic Fruit available all year round?

As with all fruit there are harvest times that vary. That being said we will always have an assortment of the highest quality organic fruit year round. The fruit will vary due to the season, but the quality and high standard will remain the same.

Why does organic sometimes not look as shiny or perfectly formed as non-organic?

Organic is the purest form of fruit. Fruit that is organic will often have natural blemishes and not always be the exact form that some might be used to.

Does The Fruit Company grow its own organic produce?

While we do grow organic for our personal use we currently do not grow organic commercially. We have worked with some of the best organic farms in the area to provide you with only the best organic fruit. We proudly purchase our organic fruit from the following USDA Certified Organic Farms:

Columbia Gorge Organic Fruit

Paramount Organic

Viva Tierra Organic

Manell Farms

In 1942, Roy Webster began selling apples and pears from his orchards located in Hood River, Oregon. The area was perfect for growing fruit thanks to the volcanically enriched soil and glacial water from the nearby Mt. Hood. The fruit was exceptional. This orchard and fruit growing wisdom was passed down from father to son. In 1999, The Fruit Company was founded by Roy's grandsons, Scott & Addison Webster. Today, Scott runs the business as President and CEO. The Fruit Company packs and ships beautiful fruit gifts around the nation.


  • Reply May 1, 2010

    Charissa Beitel

    It is still better to adhere on organic farming because the fruits and vegetables does not contain those harmful chemicals.

  • Reply October 3, 2009


    Every food that we eat should come from Organic Farming. I really get scared about those toxins coming from chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides. I only eat foods which are certified that they are organically grown.

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