The story of Brownwood Acres and FruitFast® is as much a part of the rolling orchard land of Northwest Michigan as is the very fruit we use in our line of healthy fruit snacks, drinks and Softgels.
Over five generations, Brownwood Acres has developed an internationally recognized product line based on the best super fruits we can find.
Our business began in 1945 as a roadside market selling honey and produce from our family farm. (More information on the History of the Original Shops is Available Here) Soon we were producing jarred goods using the fruits available in our region - mainly the cherry.
Over the years, steady growth ensued. As new information started being published regarding the health benefits of Cherries, we began to consume the juice we had previously used as a food ingredient. We loved the results and launched our own line of Fruit Juice Concentrates. This was a boom time for our company. We transitioned towards the healthy aspects of fruits and soon won a coveted spot in Inc. Magazine's list of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the United States, two years in a row. With the publication came others, and soon our FruitFast Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate grew to be known as the Premium Tart Cherry Concentrate brand in the United States.
In 2007, Brownwood Acres - FruitFast leveraged it's offerings by acquiring an ownership interest in CherryFlex, Inc, with which we manufacture products including our CherryFlex, Blueberry IQ, Pomegranate Softgels, Liquids Fruits and Gels. By using whole fruit - including the pulp and skin - in a chemical-free process with low heat and no preservatives or fillers - Brownwood Acres - FruitFast has been able to capture the goodness of the entire fruit with almost no sugar or calories.
Preserving the healthful benefits of dark skinned whole fruits such as cherries, blueberries, pomegranates, red raspberries, cranberries and concord grapes has led to the development of a growing family of fruit products. Ongoing research and testing will assure that Brownwood Acres - FruitFast line will continue "Delivering The Power Of Fruit".