I am Oregon agriculture.
My name is Ken Bailey and I am part of Orchard View Farms, a fourth-generation farm based in The Dalles that specializes in growing, harvesting and packing fresh cherries. We manage 2,150 acres of sweet cherries using sustainable farming methods in and adjacent to the Columbia River Gorge.
Our primary sales are fresh cherries destined for premium markets all over the world. Each year approximately half of our cherries are sold in markets all across North America including Portland, and other major cities across the United States and Canada from Los Angeles and Vancouver, British Columbia on the West Coast to Boston, New York and Atlanta on the East Coast. The other half of our cherries go to countries around the world. China is the largest foreign market with the remainder going into Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia in Southeast Asia, Brazil & Costa Rica in South America and many countries in Europe.