When fresh Michigan Apples arrive at Jack Brown Produce, the first step is to float them out of the bin.
Then the apples are rinsed thoroughly to remove any apple leaves.
The apples are then given a careful initial inspection, and any that don’t meet jack Brown standards are removed.
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.
The apples are air-dried and brushed to bring up their natural luster.
Wax is applied to maintain freshness and enhance appearance. Of course, the wax is completely food-safe.
After waxing, the apples are given yet another visual inspection to ensure that only the finest product reaches your store.
Sorting the apples into multiple rows speeds the packaging process.
The technologically advanced SpectraScaner® sorts the fruit by size, color and shape to help ensure that you get exactly what your ordered.
A fully automated sorter prepares the apples for packaging.
Labels are applied to each individual apple.\A fully automated sorter prepares the apples for packaging.
After sorting, the apples may be put onto tray packs…
…or put into mesh bags.
The final step on the line is to pack them in boxes.
Jack Brown’s Apple Ridge apples then go into cold storage before until they are shipped to your store.