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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.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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