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Musselmans.
Over 100 years of quality.

Musselman’s was founded in Biglerville, PA, in 1907 by Christian and Emma Musselman. We have been proud to produce your family’s favorite Apple Sauce and Apple Juice for over 100 years.

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The original plants in Biglerville and Gardners, PA, provided much needed canned goods for the servicemen during WWI including corn, tomatoes, and of course apples.

 

 

 

Mr. Musselman

 

The original plants in Biglerville and Gardners, PA, provided much needed canned goods for the servicemen during WWI including corn, tomatoes, and of course apples. The Musselmans eventually focused on the processing of the abundant local fruit in the area, adding canned cherries and a preserves facility to make their famous Musselman’s Apple Butter.

As the company became more successful, and the demand for their products increased, Mr. Musselman decided that it was necessary to build a large canning facility and vinegar distillery in Inwood, WV. At the time there was no machinery available to specifically manufacture apple sauce, so Mr. Musselman, being the entrepreneur that he was, built his own. By 1934, Musselman’s apple sauce production had tripled.

The Musselman family, devout Mennonites of Pennsylvania Dutch descent, was inspired by much more than producing good food. They felt a keen sense of community obligation and created the Musselman Foundation in 1942. Over the course of 70 years the foundation has continued to support the local communities by donating to local schools, colleges, libraries, and hospitals.

Over the next few decades, the Musselman Company became a leading brand of apple sauce in American grocery stores and won over generations of families with their “Quality You Can Taste.”

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Over the next few decades, the Musselman Company became a leading brand of apple sauce in American grocery stores and won over generations of families with their “Quality You Can Taste.”

In 1984 the C. H. Musselman Company was purchased by a cooperative of the local community fruit growers (Knouse Foods Cooperative). The Musselman’s name, which reflected tradition and value, was preserved and remains a thriving brand today under the ownership of the growers who still tend the fruit orchards.

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Today, the grower-owned cooperative provides a livelihood for nearly 600 farming families.

 

Today, the grower-owned cooperative provides a livelihood for nearly 600 farming families. Carefully tending to almost 70,000 acres of fruit orchards, our growers produce a variety of fruits, including apples, tart cherries, peaches, and blueberries. After 100 years Musselman’s continues to provide new generations of families with a harvest of quality Apple Sauce, Apple Juice, and Apple Butter.

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