Riveridge Produce (loves) export
Fueled by our natural curiosity in other cultures, Riveridge Produce Marketing, LLC, has been an apple exporter for the entire 25 years we’ve been in business. We’ve shipped Michigan apples to more than 20 countries around the world, meeting buyers’ transportation schedules, shipping logistics and payment protocols. Riveridge apples are prominent throughout Latin America and the Caribbean islands. We’re established in Mexico, having completed the phytosanitary protocols in 2006. We’ve shipped apples to the Russia, United Kingdom and other European countries, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and various countries in Southeast Asia.
Most of the apples we export are stored in a refrigerated Controlled Atmosphere (CA) room, which maintains the best possible fruit quality. CA storage is the most widely used storage method among high-quality fruit growers in the USA. All Riveridge storage rooms are continuously monitored by our experienced staff and technicians, and are under the guidance of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). We treat our apples with Smart Fresh® (MCP), which lengthens shelf life, ensures your apples arrive in the best possible condition, as if they were freshly picked from the trees.
Staff at Riveridge, Michigan’s largest apple shipper, believes in getting to know an international market before selling fruit there. We attend large shows including ANTAD, PMA, Fruit Logistica and Asia Fruit Logistica, talking to importers about their customers, their needs, volumes and distribution routes. Riveridge staff including Export Manager Russell Comport, supported by Don Armock and Mitch Brinks have visited many countries and continents. They make connections with current apple importers and potential customers, studying the apples and other fruits in local markets, as well as their retail stores and distribution systems. Riveridge doesn’t simply want to sell apples – we want to sell the right varieties of apples in the right sizes and packs for consumers in international markets.