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Farm Star Living, a national lifestyle online brand promoting the farm-to-everything movement, went behind the scenes at Fowler Farms to see what apple growing and processing entails. Fowler Farms, which has been growing apples for more than 150 years, grows and processes more than 20 varieties of apples — and 100 percent pure ciders.

“With it being the traditional apple season, I thought it would be exciting for our customers and consumers alike to see what it takes to grow great quality fruit behind-the-scenes at one of the largest apple growers in the U.S.,” Mary Blackmon, founder of Farm Star Living, said in a press release.

“We are growing over 20 varieties of apples now, which enthusiastic apple-lovers from coast to coast are enjoying," Fowler's Dave Williams said in the release. "Our SweeTango and Empire varieties are in-store now, and the crop couldn’t have been better. We’ll have many more varieties on the shelves in the next few weeks — perfect for the holiday pies, casseroles, mulled ciders and more.”

honeybearvideoweb Elgin, MN-based Honeybear Brands prides itself on identifying, developing, nurturing and bringing the finest apple varieties to market for retail partners and apple lovers everywhere.

Learn more about the company’s popular Pazazz apple, and some of its newer varietal apples, as The Produce News correspondent Mary Blackmon catches up with Honeybear Brands President Fred Wescott.


wonderfulvid The Wonderful Company announced today the launch of a new $30 million promotional campaign called “Good Choice, Kid.” that features its popular Halos brand Mandarins and encourages kids to make healthy eating choices. David Krause and Adam Cooper of the Wonderful Company give The Produce News the inside scoop about the start of the Halos season and a new seven-pound box that will get more fruit into consumers’ hands.


Grape supplies are expected to hold firm through Christmas. Nick Dulcich of Sunlight International in Delano, CA, shows off the company's Pretty Lady Christmas packaging, with hopes of helping retailers move grapes through the holiday season.

sunlightvideo Nick Dulcich with Sunlight International in Delano, CA, wants to assure produce buyers that the fall grape harvest is still going strong. Dulcich operates from the heart of the California Grape region, and expects volume to be promotable into winter.

Check out more of what he has to say about this season's crop in our latest featured video.