“Gluten-free” is big business. Presently, approximately 1 percent (or 3 million) of Americans suffer from celiac disease, while 6-7 percent (18 to 21 million) experience a non-celiac gluten-sensitivity, and others opt for a gluten-free lifestyle for health or personal reasons. By some counts, nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population, accounting for 90 million Americans, is actively trying to live a gluten-free lifestyle.
With cherry season underway, several growers and packers are weighing in on the marketing side of things. The Packer, a trade publication for the fruit industry, offers a round up of changes. (https://wwrld.us/2sYNOoo)
WENATCHEE — Subsplash, a Seattle-based software company that focuses on apps designed for churches, will be the first incubator tenant in the Port of Chelan County’s newly-leased space in the Pybus Annex.
LEAVENWORTH — Leavenworth Greenhouse and Nursery owner Mike Chase saw an opportunity to mix business and pleasure when he bought 10 acres on the Chumstick Highway about 3 miles north of Leavenworth in late 2005.
After attending Wenatchee High School, Knox earned her business administration degree at Gonzaga University in Spokane. She then joined Teach for America and taught at a Somalian refugee school in Phoenix, where she also earned a master's degree in education. Knox returned to Wenatchee to work at NCRL, where she held two positions — literacy outreach teacher on the Colville Reservation and Children's Services Manager — before becoming STEM librarian.
Look for Cosmic Crisp apples planted this year to be in stores in 2019. More than 50 state apple growers spent this spring planting a total of 630,000 Cosmic Crisp trees, the apple variety expected to rival Red Delicious in the future. In the next two years, 10 million more trees are expected to be planted, according to an article in the June 15 Capital Press.
LEAVENWORTH — Take 36 German sausages, 10 pounds of steak, 20 portions of fish, four blocks of cheese, four loaves of bread, one container of jalapeño peppers and a single bag of chips, and what have you got? A recipe for a felony.