WE ARE MULTIGENERATIONAL GROWERS AND FARMERS, OUR JOY COMES FROM OUR FAMILIES, THE LAND, AND THE HARVEST. WITH EACH PIECE OF FRUIT YOU TASTE WE HOPE TO SHARE THE JOY WE VE FOUND WITH YOU
JOYFULLY GROWN, JUST FOR YOU.
Joyfully Grown™ is a multi-layered fabric woven from thejoy of early morning sunrises over the orchards,joyin developing the next generation of talent,joy in the care of picking, packing and shipping.Joy, even in the challenges that growing inevitably brings. Joyfully Grown™ represents who we are and we hope you experience that samejoy with every bite of our lovingly grown fruit.
Dan Gamble arrived at Harts Pass to work in the mines. He later built a couple of sawmills, the steamboat landing and operated the Gamble hotel in the Brewster, WA area.
Martha Gamble born – 1st baby girl in the town of Brewster.
Dan Gamble plants his first apple orchard.
Dan Gamble builds his first apple warehouse.
Byron S Borton, original founder of Borton Fruit, traveled from family farm in Illinois to Yakima, WA and purchased his first 20 acres of land while also being the head school master for the three room Marks School in Yakima.
While continuing to teach for 10 years, Byron S Borton expanded the family orchard to 40 acres and raised three sons with his wife, Francis May – Byron E, Richard and Don.
Martha Gamble wed John Gebbers and established their home. He oversaw the orchards while she ran the packing shed and saw mill.
Byron E Borton purchased Cottonwood Orchards and continued farming with his father. Richard pursued a career in electrical engineering.
Dan Gebbers born and the Danny Boy label was created. During the Great Depression, Gebbers sold their apples on the streets of Southern CA, Las Vegas + Phoenix until 1950s.
The United States and Borton Farms were on the verge of big changes. Byron S was approaching retirement when the war broke out. In 1941, Don Borton was called to war. Tragically, in 1944, he was declared “missing in action” and later his death was confirmed. Richard returned home and was welcomed into the family business.
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