Our family of employees strives to grow and process the world’s finest all-natural and organic dried and frozen fruits for consumers, for retailers, and for manufacturers of value-added baked goods, cereals, granola bars, beverages, and other fruit-based consumables.
In the early 1960s, the State of Washington had a modern homesteading lottery, with the lucky “winners” getting 160 acres of land in Central Washington for farming. At the time, Karl Dorsing was living outside of Salem, Oregon, and had a dream to farm his own land. So, in 1962, Karl entered — and won – Washington’s modern homesteading lottery and moved his family to their new property outside of Royal City, Washington. As they say, the rest is history…
Three Generations of Farming Success
In the fertile high-desert region of central Washington State, the Dorsing Family has been growing all-natural and organic premium cherries, blueberries, raspberries, apples and pears since 1962. Family-owned and managed for three generations, Royal Ridge Fruits is the largest producer of Montmorency tart cherries on the West Coast. Our cherries are cultivated in an ideal growing climate that enjoys warm sunny days and cool nights year round. We produce over 10 million pounds of tart cherries a year. In addition to tart cherries, we also grow blueberries, raspberries, apples and pears, along with hay and wheat on our farms.
Expansion into Freezing and Drying Delicious Fruits
In 2006, Royal Ridge built their own processing capabilities to freeze and dry their fruit to the highest quality standards. Manufacturers across the world have been purchasing bulk fruit from Royal Ridge to put in their trail mixes, breakfast cereals granola bars, frozen pies, muffins, and other finished products. As demand from our industrial customers grew for our delicious dried cherries and berries, we expanded our product offering to also include strawberries, cranberries, and peaches.
In 2010, the company began marketing Stoneridge Orchards as their own consumer brand. Stoneridge Orchards is on a mission to be the most innovative company in the dried fruit category, as well as the market leader in premium dried fruits. The innovation-focused mind-set has already led to many new products that consumers love, including various berry mixes, our sweet and juicy dried peach wedges, and our new line of premium dried fruits dipped in rich, dark chocolate or smooth and creamy Greek yogurt.
Our Quality and Service Commitment
At Royal Ridge Fruits, we stake our reputation on our unyielding commitment to quality and service excellence. Our employees are carefully trained according to Good Manufacturing best practices. We’re regularly audited by the USDA and GMA-SAFE, and we comply with HACCP food safety and quality requirements.
Our products are all-natural, and always produced without sulfites, artificial preservatives, colors, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, or other undesirable ingredients. Our products are also kosher certified and our organic products are certified by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.