Family owned since 1964

Every business has a story centered around the people that make it go, and in our case, those people are a close-knit family with a rich farming heritage now entering its sixth generation. The Mathison family owns and operates Stemilt Growers and has been farming fruit since the early 1900s.

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What’s in the Name?

Our founding family settled in this place over a century ago. Stemilt is a Native American word meaning “coming from the mountains” or “foothills to the mountains” and Stemilt Hill is the unique locale in central Washington that the Mathison family has lived and farmed since 1893. Read more

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Responsible Choice®

Responsible Choice® is Stemilt’s sustainability and social responsibility program. Stemilt founder Tom Mathison launched the program in 1989, long before sustainability was a buzzword.

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