A great amount of time and work goes into the creation of everything we eat. Food is sacred, and those people who create and provide and cook our food hold an incredibly important place in our lives, even if we don’t always notice.
In northern Michigan, the Bardenhagen family grows Honey Crisp and Gala apples on a family farm that dates back seven generations. Their labors are repeated at thousands of other family farms across the country that cultivate this iconic American fruit.
Apples are one of our most well-loved crops–here’s how they got to your plate.