Van Meekeren Farms
Annapolis Valley – Kentville, Nova Scotia
Brothers Stephen and Michael Van Meekeren are the third generation of family orchardists that began growing fruit more than 50 years ago in the early 1960s. Located in the picturesque Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada, the Van Meekeren orchards offer an ideal growing climate with warm days, cool nights, fertile valley soil, and ocean mist that creates the perfect environment to grow apples of outstanding color and flavor.
“We have the great fortune of being selective in the new varieties that we choose to grow. Pazazz fits our criteria for an apple that gives our customers a healthy and exceptional eating experience. All you need to do is taste it and you’ll understand – Wow Right Now,” says Michael Van Meekeren.
Pazazz is an apple variety like no other. It’s a descendent of the beloved Honeycrisp but has a unique look and taste all its own. With every bite you’ll enjoy a burst of sweet yet tart flavor – plus Pazazz’s famous crunch. Whether you’re eating a Pazazz as a fresh snack or trying one of our special recipes, “Wow Right Now” is just a bite away.
Pazazz grower Michael van Meekeren of Van Meekeren Farms on Ottawa’s CTV, showing how Pazazz apples can be great for breakfast.
Toronto Gets Sneak Peak at Pazazz
ELGIN, Minn. — Following nine years of development, Toronto residents will be among the first in the country to taste Pazazz, an all-new winter apple variety descended from the popular Honeycrisp. The new apple will be unveiled nationally in 2018.
Available exclusively through Van Meekren, Pazazz will be in-market during the months of January and February while supplies last. In addition, the Pazazz demonstration team will hold custom events in-store to showcase Pazazz’s unique attributes.
“Toronto residents really know their apples,” says Don Roper, vice-president Sales and Marketing, Honeybear Brands. “We’re eager to hear what they think about this unique and incredible apple variety that, unlike most apples, is grown to peak in flavour during the months of January and February when many other apple varieties begin to lose their just harvested taste.”