Welcome to Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers

Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers is a non-profit organization of 440 growers and 20 shippers of tree fruit in the Mid-Columbia area.  Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties in Oregon; and Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington produce more than 225,000 tons of cherries, apples and pears.

The objective of the Association is to encourage and promote the fruit industry through legislation, research, education and marketing; to support growers through the exchange of information regarding sound practices and regulations; and to work cooperatively with other industries and organizations.


Current News

First Aid | CPR classes

Please call Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers at 541-387-4769 to sign up for a class in Spanish or English..

2014 Minimum Wage

Oregon - $9.10 | Washington - $9.32


Labor Housing Memo - revised January 10, 2014

This document can also be found on the Compliance Manual page.


Upcoming Events

April 18 , 2014

Orchard Manager's Meeting* "Soils - The Last Agricultural Frontier?" presented by David Granatstein, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist at WSU.   Contact Lynn Long with questions.  541-296-5494

April  24-26, 2014
35th Annual Northwest Cherry Festival, The Dalles, Oregon.  Sponsors of the Festival include Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers.  Visit thedalleschamber.com for more information.

April 25 , 2014

Orchard Manager's Meeting* Dr. Peter Shearer of OSU-MCAREC will be discussing Spotted Wing Drosophila Biology and Control.   Contact Lynn Long with questions.  541-296-5494

* Orchard Manager's Meetings are held at The Riverenza, corner of 10th & Federal in The Dalles.  Breakfast is at 6:30am with program starting at 7:00am