The true value of this site may not be readily apparent. Be not deterred! Simply put, this site was set up to be used by the employees of Whatcom Fruit, thus the main part of the site that is updated and maintained is not available to the general public. Whatcom Fruit deals with a large seasonal work force. As the farm has grown, so have the demands put on the staff that handles scheduling. Because shifts and crew requirement vary drastically on a day to day basis, Whatcom Fruit expended considerable time keeping all the crew members up to date concerning scheduling information. This was primarily done via phone calls. Now Whatcom Fruit posts the schedules online, and the employees no longer need to be called when there is a last minute shift change.