Premium Red Raspberries Grow in Washington State
Why are Washington raspberries so awesome? It’s the fertile land and cool climate on the west side of the Cascade Mountains plus the expertise and care of Washington growers that makes Washington berries so good. The farms here are mostly family farms of several generations, with a strong connection to the land and a commitment to growing, harvesting, and processing premium quality berries. Western Washington State is one of the few places in the country where the soil is rich and sufficiently drained and has a long, cool growing season to support the commercial growing of red raspberries.
The perennial nature of raspberries rewards good stewardship. Growers must take care of their soil and water because their livelihood depends on it. Successful raspberry growers follow practices that don’t deplete the soils of nutrients or allow erosion to carry it away. Washington land is some of the richest, most valuable farmland in the world. Sustaining their land equals sustaining their way of life and that of their community.
Why process the berries?
Everyday convenience, consistent quality, peak flavor and nutrition, and cost. Processed berries capture the berry’s flavor and texture while at the peak of perfection to make them available in a variety of convenient forms all year ‘round.
Washington processors now use state of the art flash freezing for Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) berries, found in bags in the frozen food section. These individual berries pour right from the bag and are perfect for smoothies, baking, on cereal, in yogurt and more. In addition to consistent quality and no worries about waste, IQF berries are reasonably priced – all year around.