We were born to do what we do. Our roots stretch back more than three generations, to family-owned orchards and packing operations that helped establish the Michigan apple industry as a world leader.
Excellence in Quality Assurance
We are always aiming for quality at every level of our operation. From orchard to final pack, our standards are to exceed the standards you’ve set. Here are some of the systems we’ve put in place to go above and beyond your expectations:
Internal defect sorting via infrared light and external defect sorting/color grading via digital camera assures that only the very best apples make their way to supermarket shelves.
Highly-automated line lowers production cost—lowering the cost of apples to customers and consumers.
High-speed packing lines save time and accommodate emergency orders, while ensuring the apples are handled gently.
Automated system supports customer pack preference – poly bag, mesh bag, bulk containers, euro cartons, trays, or bins.
Quality Checks from Orchard to Final Pack
Excellence in Safety and Security
Food safety and security are top priorities at all our farms and packhouses. We require both growers and packhouses to be audited through PrimusGFS™, a global food-safety initiative. This audit includes an analysis of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) standards, which are designed to protect public health by preventing food hazards at the point of production.
With the passing of the Food Safety Modernization Act through the FDA, we have been on top of instituting what is necessary to meet the legal requirements. In addition to these independent verifications of quality and safety, our internal quality/food safety personnel continually monitor standards in the orchards and packhouses.