Health, Happenings, & Inspiration

The Boston Marathon: A Spectacle of Human Tenacity

The Boston Marathon: A Spectacle of Human Tenacity

For the third year in a row, Rainier Fruit had the honor of sponsoring the Boston Marathon. In formal terms, we’re the official apple of the Boston Marathon (keep that one in mind for your next trivia outing). What does that mean? Our apples show up in a few different...

9 Reasons to Start Volunteering Today

9 Reasons to Start Volunteering Today

The old saying goes, “nothing comes for free” but here at Rainier Fruit we can find a few exceptions to the rule. A notable one is volunteering—not only do organizations benefit from a volunteer workforce contributing to their success, but volunteers themselves also...

Channeling Your Inner Jessie Diggins

Channeling Your Inner Jessie Diggins

10 Benefits of Cross-Country Skiing It was one of the most exciting moments to watch during the PyeongChang winter Olympics: the cross-country ski race is almost finished and Jessie Diggins begins to make her move. When she pulled ahead of the leader, viewers all over...

Cold Weather Brings Cool Opportunities

Cold Weather Brings Cool Opportunities

For nearly half of the U.S. and certainly us here in Washington, we spend at least a few months a year blanketed in snow. It’s not practical to think we stay inside and practice hygge everyday of those cold winter months so we make the most of it by taking advantage...

Bob Gix honored with 2017 Silver Pear award

Bob Gix honored with 2017 Silver Pear award

Our congratulations go out to Bob Gix, horticulturist at Blue Star Growers in Cashmere, WA. Bob recently received the Silver Pear award from the Washington State Tree Fruit Association – an honor bestowed once a year on those making major contributions to the pear...

Waste Not, Want Not this Holiday Season & All Year Long

Waste Not, Want Not this Holiday Season & All Year Long

Whether it’s the holidays, or our everyday life, we all need to be more mindful of our place in the world and what we consume. The products we use and what we do with them when we are done with them matter to our environment. With precious natural resources we need to...

A Wholesome Reminder: 15 Things to be Thankful For

A Wholesome Reminder: 15 Things to be Thankful For

November marks the start of the holiday season. Many of us begin to make holiday preparations for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. During that time we spend time making lists, shopping, decorating, writing cards and letters, attending parties, creating meals...

Celebrating Fall With a Turkey Trot

Celebrating Fall With a Turkey Trot

It’s a busy world and it seems we are always preparing for something. Here at Rainier, our field crews are finishing up the last of the late harvest and preparing for fall and winter orchard work. And with the apple season in full swing, the packing crew and sales...

In Celebration of Family Meals

In Celebration of Family Meals

Here at Rainier Fruit the celebration of family is always a priority. We understand that the well-being of our employees is rooted in their connection with family and friends and strong relationships both at work and at home. September is Family Meals Month and we are...

Backpack With Rainier

Backpack With Rainier

Here in the Pacific Northwest many of the employees at Rainier Fruit are outdoor enthusiasts. On weekends you can find many of us heading out to camp, hike, fish, ski, and more depending on the season. During our busy harvest seasons, the days can get long and...