By Eric Fischer
The success of a fruit orchard in the spring greatly depends on the fall and winter, according to Jim Seaquist. Seaquist Orchards which grows 1,000 acres of tart cherries and over 50 acres of various other fruits begins preparing for the spring as early as August ensuring that the land is ready for winter. Jim, the general manager of Seaquist Orchards and 5th generation farmer says making sure the leaves are harvested properly is one of the best ways to prepare for spring.
Aside from growing fruit, the Seaquist family also runs the Seaquist Canning Co., Seaquist Processing Inc., and the Farm Market. The Farm Market opens for the season May 16th, at 9 am.