Stemilt Growers is a family-owned tree fruit growing, packing and shipping company based in Wenatchee, WA. Along with producing fresh apples, pears and summer fruits, Stemilt is the nation’s leading shipper of sweet cherries and one of the largest suppliers of organic tree fruits.
10755-10999 Rd R NW, Quincy, WA 98848
IndustryFarming Ranching & Forestry
Responsible Choice® is Stemilt’s sustainability and social responsibility program that our founder Tom Mathison started in 1989. The early years of Responsible Choice® focused on farming organically and introducing integrated pest management practices to orchards. Today, we make the Responsible Choice® by nurturing people and the planet. We want our team members and their families to live happy and healthy lives, and enjoy the communities where they live, work, and play. To enhance the development and success of our Stemilters, we set out on a journey to become the first tree fruit grower to certify all orchards and packing facilities through the Equitable Food Initiative. Through EFI, we trained and developed cross-functional leadership teams to foster continuous improvement throughout our operations. Our EFI certifications ensure that we follow 300+ rigorous standards related to food safety, pest management, and responsible labor practices. It means that World Famous Fruit is Responsibly Grown, Farmworker Assured.