Stoneridge Orchards Launches Value-Added Dried Whole Fruit Products
By Grocery Headquarters Staff
Stoneridge Orchards announces a variety of new products, ranging from dried fruits lightly dipped in dark chocolate or Greek yogurt, to the company’s signature Montmorency Tart Cherries flavored with all-natural Tajin seasoning blend. The company also is making available its new Sliced Peaches, as well as a snack size of its Dried Montmorency Tart Cherries, the company’s most popular dried fruit product. “We’ve been growing cherries, berries and tree-fruit on our family farms for three generations and have perfected our fruit selection, harvesting and drying process to create wholesome and nutritious all-natural dried fruit products that are great on their own or as an ingredient in many fantastic recipes,” says Bryce Dorsing, senior vice president of Royal Ridge Fruits. “Our newest products further demonstrate our commitment to bringing excitement to the dried fruit category by developing and introducing innovative new consumer-focused products that are unlike any other available.” All of the Stoneridge Orchards dipped products are made with whole, all-natural fruits and they contain no artificial colors, flavors, hydrogenated oils or sulfites. They also are Kosher-Dairy Certified. Each of the six varieties comes in a five-ounce re-sealable bag with an MSRP of $3.99. “We are excited to launch our new six-SKU Stoneridge Orchards line of all-natural whole dried Montmorency Tart Cherries, blueberries and cranberries lightly dipped in either decadent premium dark chocolate or smooth and creamy Greek yogurt. These items are the perfect snack, a sweet finish to a satisfying meal, or delicious party treat,” adds Dorsing. Additional all-natural dried fruit products now available include Chili Lime Cherries with Tajin, Montmorency Cherry Snack Packs and Sliced Peaches. All of the new Stoneridge Orchards all-natural dried fruit products are available now to retailers nationwide. Each comes in a case of six or in eye-catching 48-count display shippers, with the exception of the Montmorency Cherry Snack Packs. Those are available in five-count multi-packs, attractive 24-count countertop dispensers and 80-count bulk packs. The Dorsing family has operated their family farms – growing cherries, raspberries, blueberries and other fruits – in Washington State since 1962 when the family patriarch was awarded a small plot of farmland in a modern homesteading act. The farm has grown to become the largest producer of Montmorency Tart Cherries on the West Coast, say officials. The Dorsing family began freezing when Royal Ridge was formed in 2000 and added drying capabilities in 2006, with a substantial expansion in plant and installation of new state-of-the-art equipment in 2014. The family’s company, Royal Ridge Fruits, launched the Stoneridge Orchards brand in 2010.