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A Fork Fest tradition continues

Oct 13, 2016 3:31:00 PM / by Local First

The Koeze Company has been a West Michigan tradition since 1910, producing specialty food products ranging from peanut butter to high-quality chocolate, cashews and hand-dipped caramel apples, as well as unique gift baskets that can be sent to friends, family or businesses.

“Since my great-grandfather, my family has been committed to giving our customers the best product for their money,” said Jeff Koeze, who took over as president of the company in May 1997.  “As a member of the fourth generation of Koezes to run the company, I'm dedicated to our traditions of providing the highest quality products, continuing family ownership and maintaining the stability of our workforce.”

Attendees will have a chance to sample some of these products firsthand when they visit the Koeze table at Fork Fest, happening October 20, 2016 at Romence Gardens & Greenhouses. Koeze will be featuring their caramel turtles, peanut butter clusters, mixed nuts w/ cashews and a nice assortment of our chocolate confections.

“We look forward to Fork Fest as a reminder to Grand Rapidians that yes, we are still around and flourishing with some of the finest gifts and baskets full of wonderful nuts, chocolates and your favorite holiday treats,” said Tom Lakos, Koeze’s National Sales Manager.

Fork Fest will run from 5-9 p.m. with food and beverages from 40 local vendors, as well as live music and on-site demos. Tickets are available online and at the door. 

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