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.

Behind the scenes: Apple farming is more than just watching fruit grow on trees!

May 28, 2021

Apple orchards are beautiful places: In the spring, there are flowering trees, then as the summer progresses, there is growing fruit. And in the fall, the harvest of crisp juicy apples. But apple farming is more than just watching fruit grow on trees! Apple farming is really year-round work, with much to be done in…

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How to get more farm fresh produce in your family during National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables month!

May 28, 2021

With the summer’s bounty of farm fresh produce hitting stores and markets, now is a great time to make sure your family is eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. And, since June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, it gives you even more of an incentive to add colorful, delicious farm fresh produce…

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Four reasons why your family farm needs to be on social media

May 10, 2021

You probably check your social media more than you think, or rely on it for more than just seeing someone’s cute baby pictures. The fact is, social media has infiltrated much of our daily lives and so if you run a family farm, you definitely should have a presence there. You might be asking yourself…

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Pollination 101: What everyone needs to know about bees

May 10, 2021

Stop and think for a minute what you have eaten today. Fruit? Veggies? If you’ve had an apple or some zucchini, chances are you were able to consume it because of pollination. So, what is pollination? In a nutshell, it’s the transfer of pollen to allow for fertilization. And it’s done by pollinators, like bees,…

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Fresh Forward Farms’ member growers are local but our reach is big

April 6, 2021

Think about the apple in your refrigerator or in the fruit bowl on your counter. Do you know where it grew? We’d like to think it came from one of Fresh Forward Farms’ member growers.

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