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What We Do


Our apple processing plant is located in the center of upstate New York's apple country. We have proudly been in the apple processing business for over 50 years and are dedicated to producing only the highest quality products. We know that can only come from our careful selection of the freshest fruits available.


An enormous benefit for our customers is that most of the fruit required for our apple products are grown on our farm or from local growers. This allows us to secure the fresh apples we need at the best possible price.

Our Roots


The History and Background of Cahoon Farms

Donald Cahoon Sr. purchased the original 100-acre home and farm in 1943 located in western New York State, near Lake Ontario, just outside the small village of Wolcott. It is situated on some of the best fruit growing property in the world. Donald Sr. was a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in agriculture. With his wife Marjorie, they raised 10 children on the homestead, many of whom still work in the apple industry today. The farm's original products were general agriculture. Donald Sr. soon decided to focus on growing only fruit. He realized that in order to obtain the best return for his fruit, he needed to market his fruit in processed form to local bakeries. He then set out traveling upstate New York in his panel truck delivering to bakeries, while Marjorie took care of the books and the 10 kids.

In the early 1960's, Mrs. Smith bakery was rapidly expanding their apple pie sales and was searching for a company that could supply processed apples. Cahoon Farms small processing plant was selected, and a long-standing relationship was created. Cahoon Farms produced apples and later red sour pitted (RSP) cherries for Mrs. Smith Bakeries.


Today Cahoon Farms still provides frozen and fresh apple slices to bakeries across the United States and Canada. We have also expanded to provide bulk apple juice, along with adding a drying operation to provide a variety of dried products and toll drying.

Donald Sr's single panel truck traversing over New York state has made way for the many semi-tractor trailers delivering our products across the United States and Canada. We are still family owned with many key and long-term employees. As a company, we are continually looking to improve our quality products and service while keeping up with the ever-changing requirements to meet the needs of our customers and the marketplace.

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