The history of the Kershaw Companies in the Yakima Valley began more than 125 years ago when our family headed west from Philadelphia and one of the eight children in the family, my great, great grandfather Robert Kershaw, decided to settle in the Naches Valley. Originally, Robert Kershaw focused on raising cattle, but the expanded availability of irrigation water following the passage of the Reclamation Act of 1902 encouraged him to move into fruit ranching. We started with pear orchards and added apples shortly thereafter.
Over the years, the Kershaw Companies have grown into a vertically integrated organization to include farming, warehousing, sales, marketing and logistic services. In 1981 my brother Bob and I, members of the fourth generation of Kershaw’s in the Yakima Valley, launched Domex Marketing as a marketing arm for area growers. In 2006 we changed the company’s name to Domex Superfresh Growers® to better reflect our company’s core values and mission. Our experience and dedication has now been carried forward by fifth generation Robert Kershaw, the current president of Domex Superfresh Growers.
As today’s global produce industry becomes more complex and offers more consumer choices, we remain singularly focused on providing safe and healthy food. Today’s environment mandates that consumers receive a terrific eating experience while maintaining Nature’s delicate balance. Our experience, technology and passion are the soul of our family’s commitment and they all come together to make a difference that makes all the difference.