CF Fresh expects to receive organic gala apples soon from an area of Chile hit hard by the mas-sive Feb. 27 earthquake.

Sedro-Woolley, Wash.-based CF Fresh hopes to get its first organic galas from its ASICSA orchards, near the town of Chillan, the week of April 26, according to a company news release.

Infrastructure at CF Fresh’s ASICSA operation was not seriously damaged in the quake, though power was lost and roads and bridges were damaged in the region, delaying shipments.

“The market is really hungry for this fruit,” Matt Roberts, CF Fresh’s sales manager, said in the release. “Everyone understands that the earthquake delayed the shipment of galas out of Chile for a time, but it’s hard to be patient. This is really the best fruit and we’re excited to get it out in the market.”