ApplewoodFresh_Preparedness Covid-19

Dear Valued Customer, Vendor and Grower Partners,

As the Covid-19 outbreak unfolds, our commitment to providing nutritious apples has never been more important. We want to let you, our partners know that we are respecting this situation and are doing everything we can to be of help as we navigate through these uncharted waters. Read more

The Produce Moms Debunking Apples Myths + Apple Salsa Recipe

Myths About Apples: Don’t Be Fooled! 

New year, new you! Is one of your goals to get healthier in 2020? If so, you can’t ignore the powerful health benefits of apples. Unfortunately, there are some myths and misinformation floating around about apples and other fruits. Here are some facts to help you on your journey towards better eating habits.

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Applewood aggressively promoting and sourcing new apple varieties

BY TAD THOMPSON | JANUARY 07, 2020 High-value apple varieties are being spotlighted in 2020 by Applewood Fresh Growers LLC. The Michigan grower-packer-shipper is particularly educating consumers to understand the many strengths of its KIKU and Kanzi varieties. producing its own specialty apples, Applewood is increasingly involved in global sourcing to provide its customers with […]

SweeTango® Growers Report

Overwhelming Shopper Response to New Crop! It’s apple time! The new SweeTango® crop is in, and folks just can’t get enough of them. New data from recent in-store demos shows that this crop of SweeTangos is scoring high marks with shoppers on several key purchase drivers including taste, quality, convenience, and value. Next Big Thing, A Growers’ Cooperative […]

All About SweeTango Apples with The Produce Moms

Get your pumpkin spice fix with a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie!

It’s pumpkin spice season! It’s also apple season. October is National Apple Month. Celebrate both with this smoothie that combines pumpkin and SweeTango® apples. The result is a nutritious smoothie that tastes just like pumpkin spice.

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Fresh to the Core: Caramel Apples

Applewood Fresh & Tastee Apples

Tastee is America’s #1 Caramel Apple! We have partnered with Tastee to bring you the best tasting product for almost 40 years. Choose from delicious caramel to chocolate & jelly apples… made from a special, homemade recipe.

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Fresh to the Core: September Harvest

Locally Grown Harvest Season

It’s just not fall without slicing into some homemade apple pie & sitting by the fire with hot apple cider. So many of our favorite fall treats get their deliciously sweet, crisp flavor from handpicked apples off the trees of our beautiful & bountiful Michigan orchards. Promote apples heavily to play on consumers’ natural inclination to buy apples as part of their fall purchases.

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Fresh to the Core

APPLEWOOD GEARS UP FOR 2019 HARVEST SEASON

SPARTA, Mich. (July 9, 2019) — Applewood Fresh Growers LLC expects a production increase of 20 percent over last year for SweeTango®. As the lead marketer in the Midwest for the variety that comes from the Minnesota breeding program, Applewood Fresh promotes the marriage of the Honeycrisp and Zestar! varieties in SweeTango for its standout flavor and texture. SweeTango is expected to start in Michigan around September 3rd.

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Fresh Michigan Asparagus Coming Soon!

We are excited to partner with New Era’s American Asparagus to bring you the best asparagus Michigan has to offer! Michigan is now the largest asparagus growing region in the US thanks to our unique, sandy loam soil. With a short season starting May 12 & ending in June, make sure to order this highly anticipated vegetable.

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Fresh to the Core

Don’t miss out on May Promos!

May is a great time to promote fresh produce and boost customer engagement. Heat up produce sales with these May marketing themes: National Salsa Month, National Salad month, Memorial Day & Mother’s Day.
Apple pie is the obvious summer promo, but get consumers thinking beyond pie by offering fruit salad recipes, fruit trays with apple slices or other ideas for side dishes, like apple salsa.
Don’t forget about ordering our MI asparagus! It’s the perfect time to take advantage of warmer temperatures so tie in asparagus with other grilling essentials!

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