Nov 15, 2018
Crunch Time Apple Growers garner international awards

Crunch Time Apple Growers have won three Silver Davey Awards in the 14th annual contest, as announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. With 3,000 entries from across the US and around the world, the Davey Awards honors the finest creative work from the best small shops, firms, and companies worldwide.

Ruby Frost apple

“We won in three awards in two categories,” said Rena Montedoro, vice president of sales and marketing. “We received a silver Davey for our integrated promotional and branding for SnapDragon Apples and two more for innovative online advertising and marketing: RubyFrost’s Baker’s Little Helper Consumer Contest and the Pack a Snap – Win a Schwinn! sweepstakes.”

This is quite the coup for the family-focused apple grower cooperative. Montedoro points to these wins as an indicator of apple love from SnapDragon and RubyFrost fans. “Apples are a crowded category and we’re up against some big corporations. But our audience has gone crazy for our promotions and fallen in love with our apples!”

SnapDragon apples have become one of the best-loved new apples across the country in record time, realizing a 60 percent increase in harvest this year. RubyFrost, the winter-fresh apple, will be available in early January 2019.

SnapDragon and RubyFrost apples are grown by Crunch Time Apple Growers, a group of 147 premier apple farmers. SnapDragon, a descendant of the Honeycrisp variety, is available in national retail chains, big box stores, and boutique markets all across the United States now. To find SnapDragon apples near you, visit


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