Our Growers: West

Stemilt Growers

Wenatchee, Wash.
Founded: 1964

Stemilt Growers is a family-owned and operated apple, pear, cherry, and summer fruit grower, packer and shipper that is proud to supply the western United States with SweeTango apples each fall. Our founding family, the Mathisons, have been growing fruit in Wenatchee, Wash., since the first generation homesteaded 160 acres on Stemilt Hill in the early 1900s.

Six generations later, the Mathison family and Stemilt delivers premium apples and other fruits to destinations near and far, and many family members are involved in growing the special SweeTango variety.

Our family of SweeTango growers includes: Bob Mathison Orchard, Inc., Chief Bob, LLC, Highway 28 Orchard, LLC, KMO, Inc., S.M. West Ltd., and Thomas K. Mathison Orchards, LLC.

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Stormy Mountain Ranch

Chelan, Wash.
Founded: 1962

The Fuller family has been farming near the pristine waters of Lake Chelan in Washington State since 1962, and today, second generation farmer Ray Fuller leads the family’s orchard business. Ray is a Stemilt grower and a strong believer in organics. Today, he farms a variety of organic fruits, including SweeTango apples.

His leadership in organic farming earned him the Organic Trade Association’s 2008 Organic Farmer of the Year award, but Ray’s greatest joy is delivering healthy, flavorful fruits like SweeTango® for families everywhere to enjoy.