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The Olmstead family is also active in the agricultural community outside of their orchard.  Don Olmstead, Jr. has been a board member of the Washington State Fruit Commission since 1982 and was named Northwest Cherry King in 2003.   Dr. Jim Olmstead (Don Jr.'s nephew) is the manager of the cherry breeding program at Washington State University.  Our family enjoys sharing our knowledge with others and encourages you to learn more about the wonderful fruit industry by visiting the links below.

Northwest Cherries  is a great resource for all your cherry and soft fruit needs. Whether you're looking for a delicious recipe, searching for health information, or want to know when our fresh cherry season is, this is the site for you.  It is run by the Washington State Fruit Commission.

From the Heart of Washington is a campaign designed to increase demand for Washington agricultural and food products by Washington buyers, and to present an accurate picture of the value of agriculture as part of the state's economy and its key role in sustaining rural communities.

An online fruit magazine geared towards fruit growers in Washington.  The magazine and Website are produced in Yakima, Washington.

Promotes and carries on research and administers specific industry service programs.

The principle mission of  Washington State University Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center (IAREC) is to assist the agricultural industry in developing and producing crops and livestock in both an environmentally sound and sustainable way and assuring a safe and abundant food supply.

The Produce Marketing Association is a not-for-profit global trade association serving members who market fresh fruits, vegetables, and related products worldwide.  Its members are involved in the production, distribution, retail, and foodservice sectors of the industry. The organization's core purpose is to sustain and enhance an environment that advances the marketing of produce and related products and services.


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