The Mathisons are a close-knit family with a farming story that goes back 100 years and six
They’ve proudly owned and operated Stemilt Growers in Wenatchee, WA since 1964. At Stemilt, we grow, pack, and market World Famous Fruit, including fresh apples, pears, cherries, stone fruits, and organic tree fruits. We even get to share special fruits like Rave® apples, Happi Pear®, and A Half Mile Closer to the Moon® cherries with the world…how fun is that?
Our company roots trace back to 1893.
The one thing you should know about World Famous Fruit is that it’s a journey, not a destination that we ever arrive at. Every day, our Stemilters come together to cultivate people and delight consumers through excellence. There is lots of TLC that goes into producing fresh and flavorful fruit for you to enjoy, and we love every moment of it.
Humility, trust, integrity, innovation, and stewardship are the values that bind our Stemilters together. We do the right thing even when others aren’t looking. We trust each other and put the team before our own egos. We look for new ways to improve and practice stewardship of each other and our planet.
Stemilt’s founding father, Tom Mathison, paved the way to lead us down a people focused path and a never-ending flavor journey. Today, his son and grandsons, Kyle, Tate, and West, are building off his legacy and creating a culture of excellence together. The Mathison family has been bringing new technologies into facilities and introducing new brands and signature fruits ever since.
Whether we are nurturing blossoms into buds and fruitlets or picking out the perfect piece of fruit to place into the box heading to your store, we want you to know that we are always working to be better today than we were yesterday. Every day that we can delight you and your family with World Famous Fruit is a great day to us.