Jim Ruffcorn

Warehouse Manager, Broetje Orchards
“I have been employed by Broetje Orchards since 1988. It’s my job to coordinate transportation, people, and equipment to ensure that our products arrive where they are supposed to be, on time, each and every day. We all work together as a team to get the fruit from the orchard into the skilled hands of those in the warehouse who then prepare it for the marketplace. I appreciate the hard-working people I work alongside every day. Our hard work, sense of community, and beautiful apples and cherries help to feed the world around us.”
“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.”