What About California Apples?

Our local California apple harvest is well underway. The harvest started on time this year despite a cooler than usual spring. This led way into a hotter than usual summer with a near record number of days over 100°!!! These two extreme growing conditions have put some stress on our early California apples and some crops were slightly damaged. Despite the challenges, we are looking forward to high quality local Gala’s and Granny Smith apples to be in good supply until the Washington apple harvest later this fall. Our California Modi apple harvest took place on August 31st with excellent results for a young orchard. Even with the difficult growing conditions this summer the Modi apples have exceptional pressures and a dark red color unlike any other California apple on the market today. We are looking forward to packing the Modi apples and introducing them in a limited release at local retailers later this fall.

Pear It Up

What’s new for Fall?? Sliced single serve pears!! Fall is the perfect time to incorporate pears into your school menu and offer students another delicious alternative. Farmington is offering un-peeled, non-variety-specific pears in a 2.5oz single serving size which meets the usda ½ cup serving requirements. Ask your distributor or a Farmington Fresh representative for additional information

Recipe: Cinnamon Pear Chips


  • Pears
  • Truvia Baking Blend OR sugar
  • Cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Spray baking pan lightly with cooking spray.
  • Slice your pears very thin & lay on pan in single layer.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  • Bake 2 hours – turning pears over half way through.
  • Transfer to wire rack to cool
Farmington Fresh Is Growing The Team

Kalinda O’neil:

Kalinda has joined the Farmington Fresh team as our Field Merchandiser. She works alongside our retail partners to ensure our customers are receiving the best and freshest product available. Outside of her busy schedule, Kalinda also has a playful Husky/ Labrador mix named Leia. When she isn’t following he n be r passion of cake decorating, Kalinda ca found exploring new places and taking pictures. An adamant foodie, Kalinda is always willing to try new things.