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Crunch Time names board member, promotes two

Crunch Time Apple Growers, Wolcott, N.Y., has named Warren Abbott of Abbott Farms, Baldwinsville, N.Y., to its board of directors.
Sep 17, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples, #People

Eastern apple growers look for easier H-2A program

Eastern apple growers are increasingly using the H-2A program for guest workers, but that doesn’t mean it is easy.
Sep 11, 2018 by Tom Karst #Eastern Apples, #Labor, #Apples

Hess Bros. Fruit looks for full apple crop

Hess Bros. Fruit Co., Lancaster, Pa., is expecting close to a full crop this fall, said Andy Figart, sales and marketing manager.

Michigan Apple Committee has plenty going on

The Michigan Apple Committee has created a retail dietitians’ kit to reach out to nutrition-minded consumers and is bringing back strategic partnerships to spread the word about Michigan apples.

Michigan apple crop up 40% from last year

Volume and sizing of the Michigan apple crop should be up this season compared to last year as the fall harvest gets underway.

Hudson River Fruit’s Alisha Albinder Camac joins U.S. Apple board

Alisha Albinder Camac, operations manager and a fourth-generation family member at Hudson River Fruit Distributors, Milton, N.Y., has joined the U.S. Apple Association’s board of directors.
Sep 05, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Apples, #People

Former Oneonta Starr Ranch president awarded for exports

Former president of Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers Dalton Thomas has been recognized for his work in developing U.S. fruit exports to Asia.
Sep 05, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People, #Apples

Honeybear debuts new Honeycrisp cartons

Honeybear Brands, Elgin, Minn., is using bright gold-colored cartons for its Honeycrisp displays at retail.

SweeTango ad blitz hits podcasts, YouTube, social media

SweeTango apple growers are enlisting big names in promoting the apple this season, with Katie Couric and others using podcasts, YouTube, social media and other platforms to reach consumers.
Aug 30, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples

CMI’s Daisy Girl branded apples see surge  in production

CMI Orchards is expecting big growth in the Daisy Girl Organics brand this season, with volumes projected to increase 67% over the past season.