August 31, 2018  

FLAVOR KING PLUOTS:  There have been many requests for these tasty plum/apricot hybrids:  crimson flesh, semi-freestone.

BARTLETT PEARS: The pear orchard is entering its final year of organic transition. 

WHITE-FLESHED PEACHES:  Some people wait for these every year. They are sweeter and less acidic than the usual peaches. Freestone.

GALA APPLES:  These are a very popular all-around tasty and crunchy apple:  for pie, sauce, salad, lunch box.

Members can order by the case for delivery Thursday, September 6. 
Pears are $32 for a 24# case, Pluots and Peaches are both $50 for a 20# case, Apples are $25 for a 20# case.

Maria has 10 cases of Pluots and 12 cases of Peaches, so it's first come, first served.

To pre-order by the case, please follow instructions below.

Your Household Membership entitles you to special order fruit from our orchard friends in Orondo. If you would like to order Bartlett Pears or Flavor King Pluots or White-Fleshed Peaches or Gala Apples for delivery on Thursday, September 6, please place  your order with me following the instructions below.
-- Eleanor 



To order Pears, Peaches, Pluots, or Apples, please contact me no later than 6pm Tuesday, September 4, for delivery on Thursday, September 6.  Email me at No orders are taken through the Co-op.
Please note that there are limited quantities of Pluots and Peaches, so it must be first come, first served.
Your email should have "Pears" or "Peaches" or "Pluots" or "Apples" or any combination in the subject line and contain the following information:

* Your name, email address, phone number,
* How many cases of each fruit you want.  

Once you have sent your request and are on the list, your order is committed. I'll send a reminder email to everyone on the list when orders are closed. If you find that you must cancel, please do so before the Tuesday deadline so Maria doesn't pack your fruit.

If you want to split a case with someone, please ask among your friends and neighbors and arrange things yourselves. If you can't find someone, I can try to match people up if I receive another request to share, but all the arrangements after that should be between the people sharing.


Thursday shortly before noon on September 6, your fruit will be ready for pickup. Please come for your fruit that day before the store closes at 7 pm; as you know we don't have cold storage. 


Payments (cash or check only) will be taken at the cash register when you pick up your fruit. The price is $32 per 24# case for pears, $50 per 20# case for pluots and peaches, $25 for apples. The cashier will mark your name off the list of orders at the check stand when you pay and take your fruit.

Brian and Maria Dennis live on a ten acre farm south of Chelan on the Columbia River at lee side of the mountains where there is little pesticide drift. They are third generation orchardists and have grown tree fruit there for 35 years. They are good stewards of the land and use healthy agricultural practices. Maria has been delivering their wonderful fruit to our co-op from June through November since 2009. We get their fruit directly from the farm so it is weeks fresher than fruit that has been picked green, long stored, much handled, and transported in fumigated trucks. It is available as it ripens on the trees and is harvested.
You can bring your clean and uncrumpled fruit boxes back to the co-op, including the padding and liners, for Maria to take back to the farm and use again to pack fruit for our co-op.
Thank you for supporting the people who work so hard on their small family farms to grow, harvest, and deliver our local and regional foods!
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