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.

School’s Out! How to keep your kids in healthy summer snacks this season

May 22, 2022

If your kids are like most, they have two stomachs: A school stomach that can go all day on some crackers and maybe a little water or juice and their summer stomach that needs food all day long. So how do you make sure your children eat healthy summer snacks? Keeping little ones fed and…

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Tomato season: Here are some fast facts about summer’s perfect food

May 22, 2022

It’s June and around here, that means it is tomato season! If you have been tolerating mealy, flavorless grocery store tomatoes all winter, you are probably more than ready to start celebrating tomato season. Fresh, juicy and delicious, the humble tomato is a staple in many cuisines and its flexible and able to be used…

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It’s National Strawberry Month! Here are all the juicy details on spring’s most popular berry

April 28, 2022

May is National Strawberry month and we have all the juicy details on this popular fruit. Red, sweet and delicious, strawberries are a popular spring and early summer treat. You can toss them in a salad, make a pie or just eat them out of your hand! They are great in smoothies, jams and more…

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Pollination Nation: Bees might be the stars, but other creatures help pollinate, too!

April 28, 2022

When most people think of pollination, the first creature that comes to mind is the humble bee — the most popular pollinators. And bees are really the stars of the show when it comes to pollination, for sure. But there are other creatures that help with pollination, as well. And we need all the pollinators…

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Supporting local farms and farmers – and maybe save a little money too!

March 28, 2022

The cost of nearly everything is rising and our farmers are feeling the pinch too. However, by supporting local farms and farmers, you might be able to save a few pennies – and enjoy some delicious foods. Supporting local farms and farmers is something that is close to our heart – and our mission here…

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