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Congdon Orchards joins Sage Fruit Co.

sageSage Fruit Co. will add Congdon Orchards to its team of grower-packer-shippers of Washington tree fruit, effective Aug. 1. Congdon joins Sage Fruit to enhance the marketing, sales and distribution of its fruit. Through this new partnership, Sage Fruit will add considerable volume of Washington state apples, pears and cherries for this year’s apple and pear crops and the 2021 cherry crop.

“We are excited to join Sage Fruit as an equal partner and build upon our relationship in order to market and sell high-quality, great tasting fruit to customers worldwide,” said Dick Woodin, president and CEO of Congdon Orchards. “We look forward to working closely with the Sage Fruit Team.”

Congdon joins Sage Fruit’s three additional packing facilities from central Washington (Legacy Fruit Packers LLC, Valicoff Fruit and Olympic Fruit). Congdon Orchards is a vertically integrated farming operation complete with its own packing and cold storage facilities and is one of Washington’s leading fruit producers.

“We are excited by the addition of Congdon Orchards to the Sage Fruit Family,” stated Steve Clement, CEO of the Sage Fruit Co. “This partnership, with such an outstanding growing and packing operation, to Sage Fruit is an important step in our overall growth strategy. It enhances our ability to supply our customers with the best tasting, highest quality tree fruit Washington state has to offer, year-round.”

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