January 30, 2019
Applewood Fresh Growers LLC, a new grower, packer, shipper and marketer of Michigan apples, now is shipping 21 apple varieties across the country on a year-round basis.
While officially a new company, Applewood Fresh can trace its family-owned roots back to 1935 and the founding of its affiliate, Applewood Orchards Inc.
“Our work is about more than just sales or profit,” says Scott Swindeman, owner at Applewood Fresh and fourth-generation grower and partner at Applewood Orchards. “We take pride in serving as a reliable partner to our growers and customers, providing access to healthy, great-tasting fruit to people across the country and cultivating strong industry relationships along the way.”
Applewood Fresh offers an array of apple varieties to the U.S. market, which is made possible by its network of predominantly family-owned orchards spanning more than 11,000 acres.
Included in the company’s 21 varietal offerings are four managed varieties: KIKU, Kanzi, Rave and SweeTango. Managed varieties are grown only by licensed growers in specific climate regions with ideal conditions for growing each variety.
“We are thrilled to extend the legacy of a multigenerational company that not only offers delicious, quality apples, but also values and prioritizes its relationships throughout the supply chain, from grower to buyer to consumer,” says Antonia Mascari, director of marketing at Applewood Fresh.
Applewood Fresh has optimized its supply chain for lasting balance and implemented sustainability measures that include advanced irrigation and pest control measures, pooling methods, ecofriendly packaging, and wind and solar power. Mascari said that these environmental safeguards were designed to protect and preserve the orchards long term, many of which have been farmed by the families of Applewood Fresh growers for multiple generations.
For information on Applewood Fresh and its 21 apple varieties, visit ApplewoodFresh.com.
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