“What we produce has to be excellent, rather than just good enough,” says Mark Youngquist of Youngquist Farms near Kent City, Mich. “The apple needs to be premium quality from the seeds to the skin.”
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Michigan apple growers provide the U.S. with apples for everything from fresh apples at supermarkets to packaged slices at retailers.
“We do a little bit of everything on our farm,” says Rod Jr. of Dressel Farms in New Paltz, N.Y. “Cider, pick-your-own, retail, wholesale….it keeps us busy, but that’s what makes it so fun.”
New York’s more prominent growing regions surround large, glacier-formed bodies of water including The Great Lakes and Finger Lakes. The soil is deep and rich – perfect for growing flourishing fruits. Find out what makes New York unique, including its apple flavor profiles.
For this Washington packer, grower and shipper, ensuring positive returns for growers is the only way to invest in the newest apple varieties, which changing consumer palates demand.
Washington owes much of its apple producing success to an ideal apple-growing climate, as well as its hard-working growers.
After working in his family’s apple orchard, Doug Rowley decided to take his passion for the fruit to a specialized area of the industry that helps keep apples orchard-fresh.
There’s a strong sense of pride among Utahans to grow, buy and sell local. For apples, that means the majority of the crop stays within state lines each year.
A shining example of progressive farming, TS Smith & Sons harnesses the sun’s energy to provide renewable power to its orchards, as well as to its neighbors.
Diminutive yet daring, Delaware puts the app in its apple industry, offering customers innovative ways to find fresh apples anywhere in the state.