On the 20th anniversary of Pepin Heights’ commercial introduction of Honeycrisp, Food and Wine‘s Noah Kaufman looks back at how Honeycrisp beat the odds and changed the apples we eat — and at the people behind this phenomenon, including Pepin Heights long-time owner Dennis Courtier. Even for an apple that’s “better than normal”, the process […]
This article tells the story to date about how SweeTango(R), and the grower cooperative that produces it, got started. Pepin Heights has been instrumental in the early chapters of that ongoing story. Read article (“Building a Better Apple”, USDA Rural Cooperatives magazine, September/October 2015.)
NPR’s Planet Money podcast looks at how we got from mealy, nasty apples to apples that actually taste delicious. The story starts with a Minnesota apple breeder who discovered a miracle apple (spoiler alert: it’s Honeycrisp!). But discovering that apple was not enough. Pepin Heights Owner Dennis Courtier is interviewed. Listen to NPR podcast Source: […]
“For those who love apples, this is a sweet time of year, as local varieties reach the market…” Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Lee Dean interviews Pepin Heights owner Dennis Courtier. Read article (“Short but sublime season for SweeTango apples,” Minneapolis Star-Tribune (September 26, 2014)
Pepin Heights Orchards and many others across the state depend every fall on apple varieties developed at the University of Minnesota, their busiest time of the year. But for orchards, apple season never really ends…
Blogger Rachel reminisces about visiting Pepin Heights each fall, and about our apples…
Foodservice supplier Sysco interviews our own Dennis Courtier
Planning a drive around our Lake Pepin? Minnesota Monthly offers advice on local sights to see – including a stop at the Pepin Heights Store in Lake City.
Kevin from Coborn’s visits our farm to learn about Pepin Heights and our apples.
New Yorker magazine’s John Seabrook threads a good deal of apple industry and history into this chronicle of the SweeTango story.