Health, Happenings, & Inspiration

Passion Is Contagious at Every Level

Passion Is Contagious at Every Level

Do you have a job, or do you have a calling? A recent farm visit from a valued retail partner reminded us that for many of our employees, working at Rainier is truly their calling and they passionately share their experiences. Whether it’s harvesting, packing or...

Wholesome Snacks for the Perfect Road Trip

Wholesome Snacks for the Perfect Road Trip

Cherry and blueberry season are part of our busy summer here at Rainier, but vacations and road trips are on the agenda for families all across the U.S. The end of summer and the end of cherry season might be looming, but before the last beach towels are hung up and...

Life Has Many Roads – Travel As Many As You Can

Life Has Many Roads – Travel As Many As You Can

It’s true that life is an adventure and all roads lead somewhere. For most of us, we must have the courage to travel them. For the Zirkle family, the courage to follow new roads has never been a problem. In fact, it was an epic roadtrip more than a century ago that...

The Gear You Need to Start Hiking

The Gear You Need to Start Hiking

Prepare for Success – The Tools of the Trade Whether you are starting a new active lifestyle, getting into a new hobby – or like us – farming apples, cherries and blueberries, there are a few tools of the trade that make your progress go a little smoother. We...

Just Keep Running

Just Keep Running

“Just Keep Swimming,” uttered by Dory in the movie Finding Nemo has become a common refrain for people from all walks of life to persevere when times are tough. At Rainier, the “nature” of our business means we have had many of those moments – drought, floods, and...

Top 10 Treats For Dogs Featuring Apples, Pears and Blueberries

Top 10 Treats For Dogs Featuring Apples, Pears and Blueberries

Our furry friends are part of our family and we want them to eat good food and stay healthy to enjoy life for as long as possible. We also love giving them treats, and we feel better when we can provide wholesome, healthy options. Because we have orchards full of...

Dogs; A Man’s Best Friend & Running Partner

Dogs; A Man’s Best Friend & Running Partner

As I’m sure you hear us say over and over again, this area is such a beautiful natural playground. Well, it is. We are in the shadow of the Cascade Mountain range with trails all around us so we spend a lot of time outdoors, and many of us spend time with our canine...

Safety Tips for Running With Your Dog

Safety Tips for Running With Your Dog

When we talk about pets people become passionate. There are pictures and stories that are immediately shared which made our last post on running with dogs so much fun. And while we are on the topic we decided we should have Laura, our running ambassador from This...

Celebrating Library Week with the 10 Best Apple Books for Kids

Celebrating Library Week with the 10 Best Apple Books for Kids

April 9-15 marks National Library Week. In the advent of the internet and online readers many people have maybe never been in a library, or it’s possibly been years since you’ve scanned your library card. However, it’s just as important today as ever to remember that...