New Apple Producers Break Off From Previous Affiliate
SPARTA, MI - As one of my personal favorite fruits, I’m always excited to hear about developments in the apple world. This year, the apple community gets a little bigger, with the announcement of a new company, Applewood Fresh Growers, LLC. An affiliate of Applewood Orchards, Inc., Applewood Fresh is officially a new company specializing in growing, packing, shipping, and marketing the finest Michigan apples. With roots tracing back to 1935, Applewood Fresh will be shipping 21 apple varieties across the country, year-round.
“We are thrilled to extend the legacy of a multi-generational 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,” said Antonia Mascari, Director of Marketing at Applewood Fresh.
With its headquarters in the powerhouse apple-growing region of Michigan, the company offers a multitude of varieties to the U.S. market, including KIKU®, Kanzi®, Rave®, and SweeTango®. Across its network of mostly family-owned orchards (spanning more than 11,000 acres), the company’s apple varieties are only grown by licenced growers operating in specific climate regions that have the most ideal conditions for growing each varietal.
“Our work is about more than just sales or profit,” said Scott Swindeman, Owner of Applewood Fresh and third-generation Grower and Partner at Applewood Orchards, in a press release. “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.”
Optimizing its supply chain for lasting balance, Applewood Fresh is dedicated to nurturing strategic partnerships. The company is also committed to sustainability, implementing measures that include: pooling methods, advanced irrigation and pest control methods, wind and solar power, and eco-friendly packaging. These environmental safeguards were implemented to preserve and protect the orchards long-term. Having been farmed by the families of the company for multiple generations, Applewood Fresh has strong roots from which to grow its fledgeling company.
Congratulations to the new company! AndNowUKnow will keep you updated on further developments in the apple kingdom.