supporting local farms

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…

apple tree pruning

Apple tree pruning 101: Here’s what our farmers have been up to!

March 28, 2022

One of the biggest jobs an apple farmer has isn’t picking the fruit – its apple tree pruning! Pruning starts in late winter and has to begin before you see any signs of new growth. Apple tree pruning is vital for healthy trees. It increases air circulation for the tree, meaning it’s less likely to…

local agriculture

It’s National Ag Day: Here are some facts and history about local agriculture

February 23, 2022

Local agriculture is the heart of this great country. We all know how important farmers – and farming – is, but do you know some basic facts and history? March 23 is National Ag Day, which means it’s a great time to talk about the importance of local agriculture. Here are some things you need…


Getting ready for spring: How our Fresh Forward farmers are preparing for the season

February 23, 2022

Spring is just around the corner – like really! It’ll officially be spring next week. Here’s what our Fresh Forward farmers are up to, getting ready to start the busy planting season. Even though many people think our Fresh Forward farmers have the winter off, the truth is, there really isn’t much downtime. But spring…

EverCrisp apple

Everything you wanted to know about the popular EverCrisp apple!

February 2, 2022

The EverCrisp apple is the juicy treat you enjoy all year long. But how much do you know about this delicious variety? The name of this apple, EverCrisp, really says it all: It’s a rosy red apple that’s crispy and juicy. It’s a late-season apple, which means, it comes in late October through November and…

produce storage tips

Keep your fruits and vegetables fresher longer with these produce storage tips

February 2, 2022

Keeping your refrigerator stocked with healthy fresh fruits and vegetables is no easy task, but there are some produce storage tips that might make it easier. After all, fresh veggies and fruit is expensive, and you want to keep it around until it all gets eaten. So, if you are tired of throwing away food,…

Fresh Forward farmers

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…

eating healthier

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…


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…

New Year's resolutions

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…