Jesus Gonzalez

Quality Control, Broetje Orchards
“I came from Mexico to seek a better living and achieved this by working for the Broetje apple orchard. I’ve come a long way from picking the apples to now inspecting the fruit. Over the years I learned a lot about the industry and appreciate all of the stages our fruit products go through before being shipped to our customers.”
“As a young child, my grandmother had a garden in our backyard and while she was cooking, she would ask me to go pick jalapenos, tomatoes, and squash. That garden made a big impression on me and my life. I believe that is where my passion for food and fellowship developed. On Sundays our family would gather at my grandparents’ home to eat and laugh. I believe that no matter what happens in life there is no better feeling than gathering around the dinner table with your family and friends.”