From June to September, Washington's fertile riverbed soil of the Columbia River blushes with berries. A land of snow-capped mountains, fading into lush, fertile valleys: a land nourished by the cool spring rains and vitalized by the summer sun: a land rich in soil and diversity.
It is here the greatest variety of berries in the world are grown. Once only available for a few months each year, Washington's summer berries are now available year-round in every imaginable food and drink.
There are only a handful of areas of the world where berries thrive, and there is nowhere they grow better than in Washington. Long regarded as one of the world's most productive agricultural regions, we have a climate that is perfectly suited for berry production. Fertile, well drained soil, favorably timed spring rains, and summers that are warm in daytime and cold at night, produce berries that are sweet and plump.
Starting in mid-June strawberries and black raspberries are ready, followed by blackberries in early july and red raspberries in early August. Blueberries also start in July. Berry season runs until frost.
To capture the fresh, sun-sweetened flavor of Washington berries, we process the delicate berries within hours of harvest. The berries are then shipped to markets around the world, to the delight of berry lovers everywhere.