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The Produce Moms and Applewood Fresh win packaging award

Produce Mom- Applewood Design Award Final

GDUSA’s 57th American Graphic Design Awards announced their 2020 award recipients, and The Produce Moms BB #:366223 and Applewood Fresh BB #:348232 won in the category of packaging graphic design for their co-branded apple bags featuring eye-catching artwork and offering consumers a virtual field trip to a Michigan apple orchard.

Over 10,000+ companies entered this year’s GDUSA awards submissions. The Produce Moms and Applewood Fresh began shipping their award winning co-branded apple bags in November.

Lori Taylor, CEO and Founder of The Produce Moms explains that “We’re glad to have the produce industry represented with the other recipients of this award. The Produce Moms and Applewood Fresh knew we had a winner with consumers with our co-branded apple bag featuring the virtual field trip, but this recognition puts us, and the produce industry, in the company of Fortune 500’s with huge consumer followings.”

“When Applewood Fresh joined forces with The Produce Moms to develop a package for our special Michigan apples, we did it to provide added value to our retail customers. Winning this award and being recognized with companies that have a huge footprint with the consumer such as Colgate-Palmolive and PepsiCo is fantastic,” says Antonia Mascari, Vice President of Marketing for Applewood Fresh.

The Produce Moms and Applewood Fresh join a prestigious list of winners of GDUSA’s 2020 Awards including AARP, Airbnb, Altria, Amazon, American Bar Association, Anthropologie, Arizona State University, Bank of America, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Bosch, Bumble Bee Foods, Carhartt, CBRE/Coldwell Banker, Citibank, Colgate-Palmolive, Dairy Farmers of America, DiGiorno Pizza, English Speaking Union, European Union, Formica, Gates Foundation, Hammonds Candies, Hilton Hotels, IBM/Red Hat, Japanese Art Society of America, Konica Minolta, Lipton, LIFEWTR, Macy’s, Mass General Hospital, Mass Mutual, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Model Cities, Munchkin, Nest, Ortega Foods, PepsiCo, Pernod Ricard, Purdue University, RISD, Southern Poverty Law Center, SVA, Uline, United Bankers Bank, Walgreens, WD-40, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Zenith Electronics, and many more.

Shoprite and Wakefern are also winners of the 57th American Graphic Design Awards.

For nearly 60 years — since 1963— Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) has been a business-to-business information source for graphic design professionals.


The Produce Moms is a widely recognized consumer brand that is devoted to the sales and consumption of fresh produce. Founded by Lori Taylor, we are a community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. Our purpose is to make sure that all moms know that fresh produce is SAFE and HEALTHY. The Produce Moms educates consumers about fresh produce, introduces them to produce brands, engages the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promotes public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools We are a purpose-driven brand with values that support the journey from seed to smile. The Produce Moms digital content platform, podcast, television appearances, and consumer products reach millions per month and support our mission to increase produce consumption in both volume & variety.
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Applewood Fresh Growers LLC, a grower, packer, shipper, and marketer of the finest Michigan apples, can trace its roots back to 1935, and the founding of affiliate company Applewood Orchards, Inc. With its third generation of family ownership, the company represents growers at primarily family-owned orchards across the state that inspire a mission to bring quality apples to consumers year-round. Applewood Fresh currently ships 21 apple varieties, made possible by its network of 50+ growers. For more information, please visit

Antonia Mascari

Terri Mouton