Broetje Orchards Sold to Canadian Pension Funds

KENNEWICK, WASH. — A Canadian pension fund has purchased one of eastern Washington’s leading apple producers.

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan bought Broetje Orchards from founders Ralph and Cheryl Broetje in a deal that closed in late December.

The Tri-City Herald reports that the company employs more than 2,800 people at peak times across the state on more than 6,100 acres of orchards.

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