At Martin’s, it’s in our nature to pair our love of apple growing with the benefits of new ideas and new technology. Our investments in technology are ongoing and are designed to deliver apples of the highest quality. Technology, like frost fans, can be used to manage variables such as growing temperatures. Other technologies, like our Internal Defect Detectors, allow us to know that the fruit is as good inside as it appears to be from the outside.
But whatever the technology, nothing replaces our old-fashioned hands-on approach and generations of knowledge that goes into growing premium apples. Picking by hand, sorting by hand, and packing by hand are still central to the way we bring the best apples in the world to our customers.
Our Waterloo fresh apple facility is equipped with the latest computerized fruit sorting, grading and packing technology. Equipment that allows us to pack-to-order changing varieties and package formats throughout the day. While automation is essential to our business, a gentle touch is required for our delicate product. Our skilled employees ensure that every apple is treated with care, lending their expertise to help us meet the highest quality standards for our fresh fruit. Every apple is thoroughly inspected, ensuring we meet the most demanding standards for quality.
In 2012 we opened our Elmira Apple Products plant, with an eye to creating apple products that were better-for-you and delicious. In 2021 we more than doubled the size of this state-of-the-art BRC certified facility. Now, in addition to producing dehydrated apple snacks, apple cider and fresh apple slices, we produce fresh and aseptic fruit purees, including apple and pear. The facility is Organic and Kosher certified while also being completely peanut & tree nut free.
It’s often a long way from the orchard to an apple in hand. After round–the–clock nurturing and monitoring in the field followed by processing and careful packing, our apple products are ready to leave home. But they never leave our care. Martin’s apples make the journey door to store around the world by way of a diverse, full–service Martin’s transportation network that guarantees safe passage and timely arrival. Thorough documentation and planning make sure that deliveries are fast and hassle–free across borders and by the most efficient way possible. For partnership opportunities in your market, contact our team for more information.