At a time when most Americans are staying healthy at home, the trend for comfort food has never been more evident. The anticipation for summer’s fresh fruit pastries and desserts has families eagerly sourcing the internet for tasty recipes using strawberries, peaches, blueberries, apples and more. As the warmth of summer and blue skies beckon, bright red strawberries peek out under a panoply of beautifully ruffled green leaves and peaches ripen. The promise of orchard fresh nutrition comforts family and friends as they share the enjoyment of delicious fruit creations at parties and celebrations.

Nestled in the heart of America’s Midwest stands Lawrence Foods, Inc., a family-owned business located in the Chicago area. The Lawrence Foods leadership spans four generations, each with a committed sense of care for customers, employee associates, wholesome products and dependable service. Its team, known for their hard work, share a sense of pride in their work and an unrivaled loyalty to the customers they serve.

Yet there’s so much more to their story. Legacy partnerships with growers and processors—some going back 50 years—ensure season to season dependability in maintaining quality standards. A long-standing tradition of innovation and aggressive investment in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment enables Lawrence Foods to maintain quality and cost advantages as new technology develops. The company is widely known in the industry for its signature retort process, one that protects the full character and flavor of fresh fruit and parallels homemade preparation.

Whether tastes run from delicately fashioned strawberry pavlovas to humble peach pies, Lawrence Foods can help fashion everything from fruit-filled cakes to lusciously filled donuts, cookies and decadent Danish pastries. Discerning customers have become Lawrence Foods’ most loyal champions.

With the return to ‘homemade,’ neighbors and friends long for wholesome, refreshing desserts. Pies piled high with delicate apples or multitudes of deliciously ripe strawberries take center stage under slices of warm cheddar cheese or sugary lattice crusts. Sparsely iced ‘naked’ cakes with lemon or key lime filling combined with thick and inviting strawberry or blueberry preserves make tea time something to relish. For purists and those who desire simpler offerings there’s nothing tastier or more rewarding than the quintessential strawberry shortcake, complete with a delicate sponge, deliciously ripe strawberry compote and a swirl of rich whipped cream.

As a proud manufacturer of quality products, Lawrence Foods is eager to share their enthusiasm and creative ideas. Their passion for providing delicious products for families who patronize their clients is unparalleled. Lawrence Foods is ready to assist in planning exciting seasonal products, worthy of celebration!

Kathleen Debus is a technical service representative for Lawrence Foods.