Red Jacket Orchards Launches in Tops Friendly Markets

Red Jacket Juice, a line of fresh 100% fruit juices, cold-pressed at Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva, N.Y. (the Finger Lakes Region), is expanding into more than 130 Tops Friendly Markets locations.

RED JACKET LOGORed Jacket Orchards, a third generation family owned orchard, has been perfecting the art of fresh juicing for over 5 decades, company officials say. The juice is produced right on the orchard in an advanced Kosher and L.E.E.D certified “green” juice facility.  Now Red Jacket juice comes direct from the orchards to shoppers at Tops Friendly Markets.

“For decades we’ve been crafting our fresh, cold-pressed juice and simply wowing consumers with a delicious and healthy option that’s otherwise not available in juice,” says Brian Nicholson , a third generation owner of Red Jacket. “We believe great flavor and nutrition happen naturally if you keep it simple and respect the fruit. We’re excited to partner with Tops Markets across N.Y. and northern PA.”

Red Jacket’s line of unfiltered apple-based blends available at Tops Markets will include: Fuji-Apple, Raspberry, Strawberry and Grape in 12-ounce and 32-ounce sizes. The line also includes their fresh fruit nectars (called “Stomps”) Tart Cherry Juice and Apricot.

“Tops has always been committed to providing local, healthy product choices demanded by consumers,” adds Steven Wright , Top’s produce director. “With Red Jacket’s fresh juices, now available in Tops produce departments, consumers can enjoy local and healthy- best of all they taste great.”

Red Jacket’s all-natural juice is cold-pressed and unfiltered, with no additives. It is never from concentrate. Each juice is as close to the raw fruit as you can get, made from whole fruit and flash-pasteurized, company officials say. Red Jacket Juice is a good source of fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants. Red Jacket Orchards supports studies that have demonstrated how cold-pressed juices that are unfiltered and cloudy are at least 50% more effective in antioxidant activity than highly processed, clarified juice (often made from concentrate).

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