Growing premium fresh cherries since 1918
Tri-City Herald reporter Mary Hopkin featured Olmstead Orchards' online cherry sales in a business article on July 1, 2007.
Ian Jackman believes that life is too short to deny yourself our nation's true culinary treasures. Guided by food experts throughout the land, he travels from east to west—from small town to big city—uncovering local treats (including Olmstead's cherries), guilty pleasures, and some oddities that no true food lover should miss. From lobster rolls and buffalo meat to banana cream pies and clam stuffies, Jackman finds the sinful temptations your taste buds crave—and he writes about them in a way that's certain to get any confirmed foodie salivating!
Olmstead Orchards was featured on an episode of the PBS show America's Heartland. The episode (#113) aired in January 2006 in our region and will be shown later in other areas of the country.
EVONNE HSU MUSIC VIDEO
In June 2004, an MTV Asia production crew completed a video starring the American-born Chinese pop star eVonne Hsu. Some of the fabulous shots of cherries and beautiful scenery were shot in Olmstead Orchards' cherry orchard. There are also several shots of Olmstead family members and the interior of the family's home. The video was used in promotion of Northwest Cherries in Asia.
The making and marketing of Washington's celebrity fruit
Pacific Northwest Magazine, June 27, 2004
Orchardist uses the Internet to expand customer base
Good Fruit Grower Magazine, Melissa Hansen, May 15, 2004
"Third-generation Grandview, Washington, orchardist Don Olmstead, Jr., who was crowned 2003 Cherry King at the recent 61st annual meeting of the Cherry Institute held in Yakima, Washington represents what the crown has come to symbolize-tradition and excellence... (click for the entire story)
Good Fruit Grower Magazine, Melissa Hansen, February 15, 2004
HOW TO BUY IN SEASON
Esquire Magazine listed olmsteadorchards.com as the place where God gets his sweet cherries! "Produce is like people; temperamental. It has its good days, its bad days, and in the case of the upcoming season, its very best days. Here's what to buy when, and how to be picky about it."
Esquire Magazine, Francine Maroukian, June 2003
Yakima Herald-Republic reporter Ed Stover featured Olmstead Orchards' 80-year family operation and the addition of their internet sales on the front page on June 25, 2003.
Seattle Post-Intellingencer food writer Hsiao-Ching Chou wrote a feature story on our Rainier cherries that appeared on June 23, 2001.
Seattle Post-Intellingencer food writer Hsiao-Ching Chou wrote a follow-up feature story on our Rainier cherries that appeared on July 3, 2002 after her second visit to our orchards.
GIGI LEUNG MUSIC VIDEO SHOT AT OLMSTEAD ORCHARDS
In June 1999, an MTV production crew completed a video and a commercial about Northwest cherries, starring Taiwanese pop star Gigi Leung. Some of the fabulous shots of cherries and beautiful scenery were shot in Olmstead Orchards' cherry orchard. Both 20 and 30 second commercials aired in Taiwan and Gigi sang the song Fresh, about cherries. Furthermore, the Washington State Fruit Commission sponsored Gigi's new album/CD. The cover of the CD featured Gigi in our cherry orchard and also contained other pictures of our dog Cooper and our orchards. The first 100,000 copies included a picture of a bright red, delicious cherry on the inside framing.
Leung's hit song and video Fresh - filmed at a our orchard - spent three months as a top 10 hit on Asian MTV and weeks in heavy rotation on radio stations
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