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Empowering people to serve the needs of others
Living out our mission statement to "bear fruit that will last," we seek to raise up leaders who are called to serve the needs of others.  This mission guides the way in which we work with our employees.  It also means that over 50% of our profits are distributed annually to support leadership in communities around the world.Broetje Orchards - Picking Apples

a.) Vista Hermosa Foundation: a family foundation investing in three areas of development:
  • Education and Youth Training
  • Conservation and Resource Management
  • Agri-Business and Market Access
b.) Cherry Crop Donations:  employee-directed donations distributed annually to non-profit partners

c.) Servant Leadership Management Philosophy: giving voice to employees as valued partners and providing leadership opportunities
  • Training employees in principles and practices of Servant Leadership
  • Forming leadership teams - management team, crew leaders, crew reps, board and committee reps
  • Evaluating management annually by staff based on our core values - love, community, respect, compassion and purpose
  • Promoting from withinBroetje Family
  • Awarding annual "Servant Leader Awards" to employees nominated by their co-workers

c.) Supporting opportunities for employees to reach out to others