The Omeg Family has operated in The Dalles, Oregon, for five generations. Originally, they farmed cattle, wheat and watermelons. Then, in the 1920s, they planted their first cherry orchard.
In order to keep their business economically viable over the years, the family has adapted quickly to changes in science and technology. They began planting cherry varieties from around the world in order to extend the length of the harvest season and minimize crop failure risk due to inclement weather.