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Brand Overview

The Applegate® brand was founded by Stephen McDonnell and Chris Ely, who shared a passion for natural and organic meat products. In 1995, Applegate Farms was officially founded, using a network of small farmers and manufacturers to grow and produce products following the company’s sustainable protocols. In 2006, Applegate Farms created the Applegate® organic hot dog, which has become the company’s ambassador product. Today, the brand provides consumers with a variety of meat products in the refrigerated, frozen and fresh sections of the grocery store.

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    Cheers to the #FirstDayOfSummer with this charred bacon-rimmed citrus margarita:

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    These savory, slightly sweet croque-monsieurs are a crowd pleaser. Get the @foodstirs recipe on…

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    Here's a sandwich to match the bright colors of summer: #firstdayofsummer

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    Applegate farmers use an open-pen system for pigs that allows for free movement. Learn more:

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    This turkey sandwich is a study in all the gorgeous greens...

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