a little History
PAUL THOMAS ~ FOUNDER
In 1934, enthusiastic by the burgeoning worldwide demand for fresh produce, Paul Thomas and his family formed Oneonta Trading Corporation in Wenatchee, and became the FIRST EXPORTER of Washington apples. Through strategic expansion and acquisitions beginning in the early fifties, Oneonta became an award-winning leader in Washington’s growing, packing and shipping industries. As the culmination of a 80 plus year reputation for offering exceptional quality, service and innovation, Oneonta is thrilled to present Starr Ranch Growers, Diamond Starr Growers and Starr Ranch Organics.
With fully integrated growing, packing and shipping operations, Starr Ranch Growers is uniquely situated to offer a consistent, extensive selection of apples, pears, cherries, stone fruits, table grapes, citrus and other commodities to diverse domestic and international customers. Deep roots in horticultural expertise, quality control and worldwide marketing allow Starr Ranch Growers to not only grow great fruit, but also provide the streamlined packing, shipping and promotional tools proven to increase the profitability of our customers.