From Empire Farm & Dairy magazine:
Crunch Time Apple Growers’ popular RubyFrost apples are arriving now at supermarkets across the United States. They will be available for a short time only, so retailers and consumers are urged to get them now.
Mark Russell, RubyFrost grower and marketing director, said this year’s larger crop size means that RubyFrost will be in more stores of more retailers than ever.
“We can’t wait to get these great apples back to their fans, and make lots of new fans,” says Russell. To help move this year’s crop and generate returns, Crunch Time is offering our retail partners an extensive, multi-faceted marketing campaign.
“We can activate a broad range of conventional and digital tools, including coupons and in-store sampling as well as high-graphic displays and point-of- sale materials,” Russell said.
For a list of current retail partners, visit www.RubyFrostApple.com. Interested retailers are urged to contact Crunch Time to find out how they can join the ranks of current RubyFrost partners.
“We don’t want anybody to miss out on this great winter apple,” says Russell.
RubyFrost is known for its gorgeous ruby red color, its exciting sweet and tart flavors, and the modern crunch apple lovers demand. Robin Leous, Crunch Time’s business manager, has been receiving emails and calls from RubyFrost fans anxiously awaiting the apple’s return.
Created by the apple experts at Cornell University, RubyFrost is grown only by Crunch Time Apple Growers to exacting standards to ensure consumers have a great eating experience. Crunch Time’s 145 apple growers located throughout New York state began planting their orchards in 2011; the first apples arrived in supermarkets in 2013. Production has been increasing rapidly from year to year, as new orchards mature and bear more fruit.
For more information, visit www.crunchtimeapplegrowers.com
Albany County — Indian Ladder Farms, Inc., Altamont, NY 12009
Cayuga County — Owen Orchards, Inc., Sennett
Clinton County — Everett Orchards, LTD., Plattsburgh; Forrence Orchards, Inc., Peru; Northern Orchard Co., Inc., Peru
Columbia County — Golden Harvest Farms, Inc., Valatie; Samascott Orchards LLC., Kinderhook
Dutchess County — Barton Orchard, Poughquag; Mead Orchards LLC, Tivoli; Rose HIll Farm, Red Hook
Monroe County — Green Acre Fruit Farm, Rochester; Joseph Heberle Farms, Hamlin; Kirby’s Farm Market, Brockport; Partyka Farms, Kendall; Whittier Fruit Farm, Rochester.
Niagara County — Becker Farms, Gasport; Mrowka Family Farm, Lockport; Schwab Farm LLC., Gasport
Onondaga County — Abbott Farms, Lysander; Beak and Skiff Apple Farms, LaFayette; Navarino Orchard, Onondaga
Ontario County — Red Jacket Orchards Inc., Geneva; Seneca Orchards, Clifton Springs
Orange County — Ochs Orchard, Warwick; Soons Orchards Inc., New Hampton
Orleans County — Brown’s Berry Patch, Waterport; Circle R Fruit Farm, Waterport; Hurd Orchards, Holley;
Panek’s Pickin’ Patch/Pumpkin Pile, Albion; Zingler Farms, East Aurora
Oswego County — Behling Orchards, LLC, Mexico; Fruit Valley Orchard, Oswego
Rensselaer County — Goold Orchards, Inc., Castleton; O.A. Borden & Sons Inc., Schaghticoke
Rockland County — Orchards of Conckiln, Pomona
Saratoga County — Bowman Orchards, Rexford; Hummingbird Hill Farm, Charlton; Knight Orchards, Burnt Hills
Schuyler County — Reisinger’s Apple Country, Watkins Glen
Suffolk County — Harbes Farm & Orchard, Riverhead; The Milk Pail, Water Mill; Richters Orchard, Northport; Wickham’s Fruit Farm; Cutchogue
Tompkins County — Black Diamond Farm, Trumansburg; Cornell Orchards, Ithaca
Ulster County — Dressel Farms, LLC., New Paltz; DuBois Farms Corp., Highland; M.G. Hurd and Sons, Inc., Modena; Trapani Farms Inc., Milton; Wilklow Orchards, Highland
Washington County — Apple Hill Orchards, Clemons
Wayne County — The Apple Shed, Newark; Burnap Fruit Farms, LLC, Sodus; K&S Bischoping, Williamson; Lagoner Farms Inc., Williamson; Noto Fruit Farm, Williamson; Orbaker’s Fruit Farm Inc., Williamson;
Simpelaar Fruit Farms. Lyons; W.H. Young & Sons Farm, Williamson