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BelleHarvest Farms



 
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Belle Harvest grows:
  • Apples
Sustainable Profile: Produce, Local
Mileage to Chicago: 148.73 Miles
Belding, MI

Description
 
It was 1957, apple production was high, and the outlook for even greater future production was bright. Local fruit growers saw an exciting possibility: With the right storage facility, they could market their product well beyond the traditional fall sales period. By combining their resources and partnering with experts at Michigan State University, these growers pioneered the first multiple-room Controlled Atmosphere (CA) storages in the state. Today, BelleHarvest is one of the largest fresh apple marketers in the eastern United States, handling sales and quality control of Michigan apples to customers across the nation and the world. As part of their social responsibility, BelleHarvest constantly monitors water and soil conservation, biodiversity, and responsible use of crop management tools. Currently, BelleHarvest apples are grown by the Alpers family, the Roossinck family and the Heffron family.

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