The Stemilt Story

Owned and operated by the Mathison family, Stemilt Growers is a grower, packer, and shipper for fresh apples, pears, cherries and organic fruits. The multi-generational family business is based in Wenatchee, Washington, but known around the world for its delicious, world famous fruits.

The Mathisons began farming in Eastern Washington in 1893, and set their sights on a viable commercial operation following the success of their first apple, cherry and pear orchard in 1914. In 1961, the family built its first packinghouse on Stemilt Hill in Wenatchee as a way to have better quality control over the produce it shipped to market. In 1964, Stemilt Growers was officially founded by third-generation farmer Tom Mathison. Today, Tom’s son and grandsons lead the family business and continue to see out his goal of growing flavor-first fruit each and every day. If it’s not world famous, it’s not Stemilt fruit.

New varieties, organic and sustainable farming and family first are all shaping Stemilt today. We are proud to offer Sincerely Fresh by Stemilt as a way to deliver our best tasting fruits direct to your, or someone special’s, doorstep.