Growing Smitten™ apples...
We can say honestly, and with pride, that Smitten™ is grown exclusively by progressive, multi-generational family growers all over North America. Our growers range from Washington State to Michigan and New York, to Ontario and Quebec.
Our growers have achieved higher education, live on the orchards, and work them personally with their families. There is a collective sense of responsibility about growing food that is reflected in humane relationships with employees, customers and suppliers alike.
Companies that have made a commitment to grow and pack Smitten™ brand apples:
- Columbia Fruit Packers, Wenatchee
- Valicoff Family Farms, Yakima
- Piepel Premium Fruit Packaging, East Wenatchee
Independent Washington state growers that have planted acreage:
- Josh Koempel
- Craig Campbell
- Pete Tagarres
- Andrew Sundquist
- Dave Taber
- John Sylvester
- Andy Feil
Since 2014, four vertically-integrated North American groups outside of Washington State have committed to substantial acreage over the next 4 years: