apple season

It’s apple season! Here are some facts about apple pie

September 6, 2022

It’s that time of year! Apple season! We don’t know about you, but we love fall, apples and all the delicious things you can do with them. So, in the spirit of apple season, we are sharing some facts about the humble apple pie. Whether you make your own, or buy one, apple pie is…

ludacrisp apple

Ludacrisp apples: Fast facts about the latest apple variety

September 6, 2022

You’ve heard of Honeycrisp apples or the popular Evercrisp. Well, it’s time to meet the Ludacrisp apple – the latest variety set to take this fall by storm. The Ludacrisp apple was created by the Midwest Apple Improvement Association. With its juicy and fruity flavor, this apple is sure to be a hit with apple…

summer peaches

Here are the juicy details on everyone’s favorite summer peaches

July 29, 2022

Every summer, chances are you eat peaches – lots and lots of sweet, juicy summer peaches. This summer fruit is a fan favorite, with its delicate color, fuzzy exterior and sweet taste. Peaches are high in fiber and contain Vitamins A and C. They are healthy but they taste like a treat. If you are…

Fresh Forward

The Fresh Forward Annual Meeting: Education, fellowship and the future

July 29, 2022

Recently, the Fresh Forward member growers met for our annual meeting at the Ohio State University Research and Development Orchard. It was a day of education, fellowship and talk about the future, with our board members (Allen Grobe of Grobe Fruit Farm; Joe Burnham IV of Burnham Orchards; Dano Simmons of Peach Valley Orchard; Lester…

summer tomatoes

Summer tomatoes: Here are some varieties you should look for at the farm stand

July 1, 2022

Ah, summer tomatoes. It’s easy to forget how delicious a tomato is, freshly picked at the peak time – sliced and salted. Summer tomatoes are really one of those foods that you cannot get enough of when they are in season, but this year, try branching out from the typical red, round tomatoes – usually…

sweet corn

Sweet corn: Here’s what you need to know about this summer staple

July 1, 2022

Sweet corn: Here’s what you need to know about this summer staple If you do much driving around the Midwest, it isn’t hard to come across a corn field. It is certainly a summer staple around these parts! But what do you know about corn? You’ve certainly eaten it, slathered with butter and salt and…

healthy summer snacks

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…

tomato season

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…

National Strawberry Month

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…


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…