History

The story of Brownwood Acres and FruitFast® is as much a part of the rolling orchard land of Northwest Michigan as is the very fruit we use in our line of healthy fruit snacks, drinks and Softgels.

 

Over five generations, Brownwood Acres has developed an internationally recognized product line based on this areas regional harvest. The business began in 1945 as a roadside market selling honey and produce from our family farm. Steady growth ensued and our company won a coveted spot on the Inc. Magazine list of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the United States two years in a row. Our FruitFast Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate has become the #1 Best Selling Tart Cherry Concentrate brand in the United States.

 

In 2007, Brownwood Acres leveraged it's offerings by acquiring a 50% ownership interest in Cherry Capital Services - CherryFlex.com. Products include our CherryFlex line, FruitFast Softgels, Fruit Liquids, Bars, Shots and Gels. By using whole fruit - including the pulp and skin - in a chemical-free process with low heat and no preservatives or fillers - Brownwood Acres/ FruitFast has been able to capture the goodness of the entire fruit.

 

Preserving the healthful benefits of  dark skinned whole fruits such as cherries, blueberries, pomegranates, red raspberries, cranberries and concord grapes has led to the development of a growing family of fruit products. Ongoing research and testing will assure that Brownwood Acres FruitFast line will continue "Delivering The Power Of Fruit".