Episode 12: Organic Fruit Orchards, Washington Tree Fruit and Stone Fruit with Kaci Komstadius of Sage Fruit

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The Produce Moms Podcast Episode 12

Organic Fruit Orchards, Washington Tree Fruit and Stone Fruit with Kaci Komstadius of Sage Fruit

“At Sage Fruit, our primary focus is on apples, pears, cherries, apricots, peaches, and nectarines”

In episode 12, Lori Taylor has a chat on all things fresh fruit with Kaci Komstadius of Sage Fruit. Sage Fruit Company is a sales and marketing firm of northwest tree fruits, located in Yakima, Washington. They are owned by five grower/packer/shippers who joined for the purpose of delivering high-quality produce to consumers. They seek to supply fruit world-wide, year-round.

“We’re always listening to what you say and what you want in the produce department”

Their team consists of numerous horticultural specialists who work with growers in the field. They ensure your fruit is grown to the highest standards and harvested at the peak of freshness.  Once at the warehouse, a team of quality control personnel inspects the fruit prior to packing, during packing and before shipping. Their job is to make certain only the very best make it to the fresh market.

Some Topics we talk about in this episode:

  • Introduction // Kaci Komstadius – 1:15
  • What is Washington Tree Fruit? – 5:58
  • The Expansion of Multi-Generation Brands in the Produce Industry – 7:32
  • What is a Stone Fruit? – 9:30
  • The Organic Expansion at Sage Fruit – 13:50
  • What it Takes to Sustain an Orchard – 20:10
  • What Sage Fruit is Doing for the Local Community – 22:55
  • How to Get Involved – 26:02
  • Wrap-up – 27:45

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Episode 12

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About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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