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


GLOBAL GAP classes

Please call Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers at 541-387-4769

to sign up for a class (offered in Spanish).  Classes can be held either

in The Dalles or in Hood River.

2014 Minimum Wage

Oregon - $9.10 | Washington - $9.32

**NEW**

Labor Housing Memo - revised January 10, 2014

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

2014 Upcoming Events

November 1
Oregon Nutrition Meeting co-sponsored by Advancing Eco Agriculture and Mike Omeg.  Attendees will learn about the principles of biological farming with an emphasis on how to improve crop quality and return by focusing on improving soil and plant nutrition.  Seating is limited.  RSVP by October 23 to Advancing Eco Agriculture at 1-800-495-6603.

November 5

Hood River, 10am-2pm

Agricultural Hazardous Waste Collection. Free! To pre-register, go to the "manage my materials" section at www.tricountyrecycle.com and download the pre-registration form, or call Pat Hymas of Phillips Services Corporation at 1-800-547-2436.  Be prepared to give an estimate of the types and volumes of chemicals you intend to bring.  Pre-registering is required.  If you have questions, please contact Coordinator David Skakel at 541-506-2632.  Brought to you by Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program.

November 6

The Dalles,

10am-2pm

November 13
Core pesticide training.  Preregistration is required.  Sign up on-line at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/hoodriver/agriculture or call 541-386-3343 ext. 251.
November 14
Core pesticide training.  Preregistration is required.  Sign up on-line at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/hoodriver/agriculture or call 541-386-3343 ext. 251.
November 18
SAIF Agricultural Safety Seminar, The Dalles.  9:30am-2:30pm.  For more information, please call 800-285-8525.
November 20
Managing Pollination Risk in Orchards with Mason Bees, 9-11am, Mt. Hood Winery, Hood River.  RSVP: visit www.crownbees.com.  Click on "Register for Orchards" and enter registration code, "pollination" to view the Orchard page.
December 10
Annual Members' Meeting.  RSVP by calling 541-387-4769 by December 5.
December 11
Cherry Pruning Tour - The Dalles.  For more information, contact Lynn Long, OSU Extension Horticulturist at 541-296-5494.

2015 Upcoming Events

February 2
SAIF Agricultural Safety Seminar, The Dalles.  9:30am-2:30pm.  For more information, please call 800-285-8525.
February 3
SAIF Agricultural Safety Seminar, Spanish, The Dalles.  9:30am-2:30pm.  For more information, please call 800-285-8525.
February 4
SAIF Agricultural Safety Seminar, Hood River.  9:30am-2:30pm.  For more information, please call 800-285-8525.
February 5
SAIF Agricultural Safety Seminar, Spanish, Hood River.  9:30am-2:30pm.  For more information, please call 800-285-8525.