Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Honeycrisp



The following article was written in Katie Kruggers blog. (see my response further down)



Honeycrisp Apples and Subliminal Marketing
Sep 9th, 2008 by Katie
Honeycrisp apples are in season! I happily paid $10 for a bag at the farmer’s market last weekend. What? You say, “Dang, that’s expensive for an apple!” Let me ask you: have you ever bitten in to one of these? It’s like juice in your mouth while being crunchy and pleasing to chew. And the harvest season - when they are as as close to perfect as naturally possible- is not much longer than a month in Wisconsin.
I am grateful to live in a state that produces the best apple in the world.





Here is what I responded to Katie's writings:



on 23 Sep 2008 at 6:54 pm3Paul Woolley
As the owner of http://www.honeycrisp.com/ I agree you make some great points. Even though, we are from lovely upstate New York in Honeycrisp Country I agree Wisconsin does a great job with Honeycrisp. In fact my first trip to Wisconsin to look at Honeycrisp I even saw my first bear in the wild just waiting to cross the state highway. Maybe he was looking for Honeycrisp. We were one of the first to introduce Honeycrisp to the public and I remember doing tastes tests having to talk people into trying Honeycrisp. Now, not so much the case. Your are so correct from a marketing prospective. Nothing or no one can market Honeycrisp apples like Honeycrisp themselves. That first bite with the breaking texture and the little squirt of juice with a great balance between sweet and start and the marketing train has left the station. I do kind of feel bad for the other little apple trains that are a little worn out and more and more its the “H” train that people want to board. Wow from Honeycrisp apples to trains. Have a wonderful day."





This couldnt been brought to light any better that Honeycrisp Apples truly market themselves. Maybe sometimes even a little too much. With Honeycrisp in short supply around the Country its hard to get some people to switch back when Honeycrisp apples run short. We would probably say well you can ride the train this year until at least May. Have a great day.

Save a thought for our troops and the people of the Gulf Coast that are still recovering.
Signed Yours Truly,
Paul
Uncle Paul
Pepe'

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Honeycrisp are Ready

We are now picking and shipping Honeycrisp. Hopefully we will have them again this year for our customers until May once again. I would like to express our thoughts and prayers to all those along the Gulf Coast that have been affected by the most recent Hurricane.

Honeycrisp remains the most popular apple ordered on our site. With that said we still have those loyal McIntosh, Cortland and the New England favorite Macoun.

Around our site you might see a picture once in a while of one of our Grand Children Carter or Sophie. Also, our niece Raeghan who is another great joy in our life. Well Raeghans mom, Stacy, is the newest addition to the Honeycrisp team.

Thank you.. Paul

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Honeycrisp Apples Soon

Honeycrisp apple pre-orders are starting September 1st. Honeycrisp will starting picking sometime around the 15th of September and we will start to ship the very first day they are picked. CA & AZ customers apples will start shipping sometime around the 3rd week of October (see our site for details). While Honeycrisp apples are the hot item we are now picking Zestar and Paulareds and will soon be picking McIntosh apples.

Looking for that special apple? When we start picking a variety we will make it available on our site. You can always email us for an approximate date.

Last year was a great season and we would like to welcome all our new customers and thank our long time customers. You definitely keep us busy.

Along with our Grandson Carter we now have Sophie Grace to help inspect the apples. Actually she does a lot of smiling and eating. But hey its a start.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those people affected by the recent Hurricane in the Gulf States. As always our Military and their families are in our thoughts. (Remember free shipping for our Troops and their families).

Thanks again,

Chief Honeycrisp Cruncher.