Stemilt Growers

World Famous Fruit

Wenatchee, Washington

Stemilt’s roots trace back to 1893, when the first generation of Mathisons homesteaded 160 acres on Stemilt Hill overlooking the town of Wenatchee, Washington and the Columbia River. By 1914, the Mathisons began planting fruit orchards on Stemilt Hill. 


In 1964, third-generation farmer Tom Mathison founded Stemilt Growers on the premise that consumers should have access to flavor-first fruit. A true pioneer, he sought better growing practices, built modern fruit packing and storage facilities, and was an early adopter in both organics and sustainable agriculture. Tom passed away in 2008, but his legacy continues to live on at Stemilt. 


Today, Stemilt is still family-owned and operated. Tom’s grandson, West Mathison, leads the company as president, while Tom’s children, grandchildren and relatives continue their involvement as growers and employees. Going on six generations, the Mathison family has been committed to growing the best-tasting fruits for you and your family to enjoy.

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