Hess Brothers sources apples from a large network of local growers. Most of the orchards that provide apples to Hess Brothers are located in the Mid-Atlantic region within a 300 – 400 mile radius of the facility. This allows Hess Brothers to remain “hands-on” at all times and guarantees the fruit that is purchased and shipped is always fresh. Growers are hand selected and a field consultant from Hess Brothers works closely (in some cases weekly) with each one to ensure that they produce the best fruit possible. Field consultants cultivate relationships with each grower; they provide tips and information on planting, harvesting and varieties, determine usability, predict bushels and much more. Hess Brothers has partnered with some growers for over 30 years.