The family behind Riverside Farms and Rivercider has a long family history in agriculture, with 5 consecutive generations of farmers, and a 6th generation now living on its 130 year old farm. Below is a brief, generation by generation history of the farmer lineage leading up to the current farmer of Riverside.
Jordan Struck, son of Sheldon Struck, grew up on the farm in Hood River. Working as a trained teacher both overseas and in the Portland area for several years, in 2014 he returned to Hood River with his wife, Samantha, to permanently live and learn to take over the family’s farm operations. Since his return he has energetically and diligently worked to bring about the commercial production of Rivercider, and in 2015 implemented a sustainability initiative for the orchard, which ceased the use of many conventional pesticides, eliminated the use of herbicides, and promoted beneficial insects and bird habitat.