Photo Tour

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

When fresh Michigan Apples arrive at Jack Brown Produce, the first step is to float them out of the bin.

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

Then the apples are rinsed thoroughly to remove any apple leaves.

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

The apples are then given a careful initial inspection, and any that don’t meet jack Brown standards are removed.

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

The cleansing process begins with a wash, then a fresh water rinse. You can be confident that Apple Ridge apples from Jack Brown are clean as can be.

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

The apples are air-dried and brushed to bring up their natural luster.

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

Wax is applied to maintain freshness and enhance appearance. Of course, the wax is completely food-safe.

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

After waxing, the apples are given yet another visual inspection to ensure that only the finest product reaches your store.

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

Sorting the apples into multiple rows speeds the packaging process.

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

The technologically advanced SpectraScaner® sorts the fruit by size, color and shape to help ensure that you get exactly what your ordered.

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

A fully automated sorter prepares the apples for packaging.

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

Labels are applied to each individual apple.\A fully automated sorter prepares the apples for packaging.

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

After sorting, the apples may be put onto tray packs…

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

…or poly-bagged…

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

…or put into mesh bags.

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

The final step on the line is to pack them in boxes.

Apple Ridge Photo Tour

Jack Brown’s Apple Ridge apples then go into cold storage before until they are shipped to your store.