With six generations at Mighty Fresh Farms, there are apples on every branch of our family tree and deep roots in West Michigan.
Our great-great grandfather Joseph Dietrich arrived in Conklin, Michigan, before the railroad, bringing his wife, two-year-old child, and a single trunk all the way from Germany and covered the last 20 miles by foot. He purchased our first 80 acres in 1853, also laying claim to a team of oxen, a drag, a plow, a log house and barn, and a few apple trees. The farm doubled in size the next year and continued to expand, gradually changing from a traditional farm into one that specialized in apples, cherries, and later, asparagus. Today, our family farms over 2,370 acres, including 1,350 acres of apples covering three counties, and cherries as far north as Traverse City. We’re proud to see our family’s sixth generation taking an interest in the family farm, preparing to keep the tradition of Michigan-grown produce going strong.
Mighty Fresh Farms was created in 2013 as a way to reach out to new customers alongside the current brokerage firm that sells a majority of our apples. The business serves customers of all sizes, supplying fruit for fresh and processing markets. We focus on special order variety blends for the growing cider market including heirloom varieties.