Local co-op to be featured on Discovery Channel program

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MILTON-FREEWATER -- A local fruit processing facility will be in the national spotlight Thursday.

Blue Mountain Growers Inc. will be profiled on the Discovery Channel's "American Farmer" in a 7 a.m. airing.

Justin Brunson, Blue Mountain Growers general manager, said the Florida company that did the filming, DMG Productions, was looking to feature apple and cherry harvesting and learned about Blue Mountain Growers

Initial photography was done in November at Charbonneau Farms on the Snake River during apple harvest. In February it filmed packing operations at the co-op's Milton-Freewater facility.

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