The Fruit Company has been growing premium fruit in Hood River, Oregon since 1942. We also rely on local partnerships with great fruit growers and packers. Underwood Fruit & Warehouse (just a few miles away from us) was formed in 1917 by seven local growers, with a focus on sustainable Orchard properties between Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood in the Columbia River Gorge.
They receive fruit directly from local Orchards to wash, sort, and box. In the case of The Fruit Company, they will then send the premium fruit back to us for direct use in our fresh fruit gifts.
Recently, our Fruit Buyer Randy, Quality Assurance Belen, Production Manager Pepe and our Marketing gals Bonny & Kara, visited Underwood to check in on the packing of Fuji Apples from Washington, which will be going into some of our delicious gourmet fruit baskets. If you’ve ever seen a fruit packing establishment, you know it’s quite a cool experience! Thousands of beautiful, crisp apples going through the process of being hand and computer examined then gently hand-placed and ready for distribution.
Watch a video of our visit HERE.