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West Mathison honored as Apple Man of the Year

CHICAGO – Twenty three years after his grandfather Tom Mathison won the same award, Stemilt Growers CEO and president West Mathison was recognized by The Packer as the 2019 Apple Man of the Year.

Fifth-generation owner of Fowler Farms dies

John V. Fowler, one of the fifth-generation owners of Fowler Farms, Wolcott, N.Y., has died.

Packer Interview: Hudson River Fruit Distributors on Northeast apples

As those crunchy, juicy globes of ruby, green and gold trickle into the market, fourth-generation grower-marketer-distributor Alisha Albinder Camac updates us on the 2019 Eastern apple season.

SweeTango harvest underway

The 2019 SweeTango apple harvest has begun and first reports are two thumbs up.
Aug 21, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Stemilt Rave road trip underway

Stemilt Growers has begun its first road trip to promote the Rave apple variety.

Midwest Apple Improvement Association launches new website

The Midwest Apple Improvement Association has a new website,

Sage Fruit excited about organic

About 23% of the fruit produced by Sage Fruit Co. LLC, Yakima, Wash., is organically grown, and that makes Chuck Sinks, president of sales and marketing, a happy man.

Honeybear hires Craig Arneson in business development role

Honeybear Brands, Elgin, Minn., has hired Craig Arneson as business development director.

2019 apple crop shows consumer focus, Roper says

The mix of apple varieties is all shook up compared with 30 years, and Don Roper believes that is a good thing.
Aug 19, 2019 by Tom Karst #Video, #Produce (General), #Apples

New packaging for Viva Tierra Organic

Viva Tierra Organic, Inc. has introduced a new line of packaging for California grown certified organic apples and pears.