Fruits and Farmers
At American Spoon, we're grateful that Northern Michigan remains a place where small family fruit farms still survive and thrive thanks to the dedicated growers for whom fruit culture is part of a lifestyle and a lifelong passion. Passion and devotion to craft are presumed prerequisites for food artisans, but those qualities are no less important for those enduring growers who know intimately the vicissitudes and the labors of their calling.
For almost thirty years, American Spoon has worked to build direct and personal relationships with Michigan fruit growers. By guaranteeing higher than market prices to the farmers whose fields and orchards we visit throughout the season we are able to ensure the longevity of the varieties we love. We like to say that every taste tells a story, and without these committed farmers, the stories of our wonderful but demanding fruit varieties like the Red Haven Peach, the Early Glow Strawberry, the Damson Plum, the Rubel Blueberry and the Northern Spy Apple would soon be lost and forgotten.