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The Beginning

The story began in the summer of 1993, when the parents of the two founders Glen and Alex Smyth, along with aunt and uncle, finished building a house on their newly purchased farmer's field in Wellesley, Ontario. They then planted a crabapple tree in their front yard to celebrate the milestone. 

The Year 2013

In 2013, Glen called Monforte, a local restaurant in Stratford to see if they would be interested in buying some Crabapple jam. Monforte gladly bought everything that one crabapple tree could produce, sparking the idea which created Appleflats. The first commercial harvest occurred in August of 2016 and the business began in earnest. 


Today, thousands of people enjoy Appleflats crabapple products. All of our crabapples are still hand-picked and never sprayed with pesticides of herbicides. We are proud to produce natural products made with simple ingredients and without artificial colours or sweeteners. 



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