Cherry packer has record harvest and packout with help from new precoolers

The cherry specialist, nestled in the picturesque hills of The Dalles, Oregon, broke its own record for fruit harvested. According to a press release, Orchard View harvested about 14,000 tons of fruit in 2016 – 4,000 tons more than its usual crop. David Ortega, Orchard View’s Director of Packing Operations, said the increase was supported by a major investment that...

Florida produce company uses Precoolers to beat the heat

Florida is known as “The Sunshine State,” because of its abundant sunshine and steamy weather. The sun can also make it tough on produce growers and sales companies. “You’ve got to precool the product if you want to give it some shelf life,” said Cameron White, of Fresh Start Produce Sales Company, headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida. The company specializes...

Portable Precooler System Cools Cherries In Hour

One compliment we get often from our customers goes something like this: “Woah. Your precoolers move a lot of air in a hurry.” But what exactly does that mean for the quality and shelf-life of your product? During a study we conducted on cherries in the Pacific Northwest, we determined that our precoolers produce about eight times as much as...