Our Communities
is Our Passion

Our local farmers harvest fresh, flavorful produce for
retailers and families across the region.


Rooted in Our Commitment

Fresh Forward is a family farm cooperative that represents independent farmers who grow apples and other fresh market produce across the Great Lakes region. Our mission is simple: Provide the highest-quality fresh market produce to help independent farms and communities thrive.

As stewards of the land, our farmers work year-round to deliver the seasonal produce that people crave and deserve.


Our Harvest

Enjoy the bright flavors of local produce grown and packed by our farmers.

Food Safety

Our safety protocols allow us to provide you high-quality produce that meets and exceeds global health.

Our Family Farmers

From sunrise to sunset, our members work hard to fulfill your in-season produce needs. Explore the stories that make up their roots, families and passion.


Visit and read about our various initiatives to bring the freshest produce and fruits from our farms directly to your tables.

What happens at an orchard during the winter? Here’s what our Fresh Forward farmers are up to!

January 4, 2022

The snow is blanketing the ground and winter’s chill has settled in. But our Fresh Forward famers are still hard at work. There’s plenty of work for our Fresh Forward Farmers during the winter months, although it is also a time to relax and enjoy the fruits of our labors, too! The trees are in…

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New year, new eating? If you’ve committed to eating healthier, here are a few tips, via our blog.

January 4, 2022

If you are committing to a new year of new ways of eating – namely eating healthier – congratulations! Eating healthier can be a gift you give yourself, in that you will likely feel better and have more energy. But healthy eating doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing – or mean you can only eat bland…

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Holiday shopping: Top gifts for the farmer in your life!

November 28, 2021

It’s that time of year: Holiday shopping! And if you have a farmer in your life, you are probably wondering what to buy them. While there is no one-size-fits all gift for the farmer in your life, there are a few things that anyone involved in agriculture can use and appreciate. So, if you are…

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How to set New Year’s Resolutions you can actually stick to in 2022!

November 28, 2021

New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be something to dread or even avoid. It’s totally possible to set resolutions you actually stick to in 2022! And with the past year (or two) we have all had, it’s a great time to start fresh and put forth some new ideas into the New Year. There’s nothing…

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Winter cooking: Fresh ideas for meals and snacks

October 28, 2021

Spring and summer bring an embarrassment of riches when it comes to fresh fruit and vegetables. But for winter cooking, it can be a challenge. When there isn’t a ton of fresh fruits and vegetables available at the farmer’s market or local grocery store, what do you do to keep your winter cooking light and…

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