California company joins Peterson Farms. 

December 7, 2022

California company joins Peterson Farms. 

HART TOWNSHIP — The Peterson family has announced the addition of Fresh Innovations  California, LLC, to the Peterson Farms Family of Companies. 

Fresh Innovations California, located in Stockton, California, specializes in organic and conventional fresh-cut apple slices, under the brand Prize Slice, supplying schools and retail throughout the United States. 

“The addition of Fresh Innovations California, LLC to the Peterson Farms Family of Companies allows strategic expansion of fresh-cut processing capabilities to customers on the West Coast,” states a Peterson Farms press release. “With this addition and the existing fresh-cut apple slices facilities of Peterson Farms Fresh, LLC in  Shelby, Michigan, and Appeeling Fruit Holdings, LLC in Dauberville, Pennsylvania, this allows Peterson Farms to  have a presence in the three main regions for fresh-cut apple slice distribution to schools throughout the United States.”

“Peterson Farms is excited to add Fresh Innovations California, LLC to the Peterson Farms Family of Companies,” said Chief Executive Officer  Aaron Peterson. “Fresh Innovations strongly emphasizes giving their customers the best experience with their products and services, which aligns with the Peterson Farms mission statement. In addition, this will allow 

Peterson Farms to increase distribution capabilities to meet the needs of our K-12 customers  throughout the US.” 

Fresh Innovations California, LLC will join the current Family of Companies, which includes Peterson Farms, Inc.; Peterson Farms Fresh, LLC.; Appeeling Fruit Holdings, LLC; Lakewood  Organic, LLC; Oceana County Freezer Storage, Inc.; and Oceana Acres, LLC. 

“On behalf of Fresh Innovations, LLC, and Peterson Farms, Inc., we want to thank all of our  customers. We look forward to continuing our relationships and providing you with the best premium fruit products in the country.

“Founded in 1984 by Earl and Linda Peterson, Peterson Farms is dedicated to quality, food safety and value,” states the press release. “Peterson Farms, Inc. is one of North America’s premier fruit processing companies, and  we are proud to serve our four core commodities — apples, tart and sweet cherries, and blueberries, to some of the world’s most recognizable brands and demanding industries. Headquartered in Shelby, Michigan, Peterson Farms operates six SQF-certified facilities encompassing  over 2 million square feet of processing and storage space, including individual quick frozen (IQF), fresh apple processing, juice, sauce, controlled atmosphere storage as well as the largest freezer storage facility in the Midwest. Peterson Farms continues to grow by sticking to its  founding principles of food safety and reliability. Peterson Farms has organized the company around those values, investing in new processing technologies and markets along the way.”

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