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Smithfield and Stemilt Partner to Create Digital Recipe eBook Just in Time for Holidays

Recipe eBook Puts a New Twist on the Classic Pairing of Fresh Pork and Apples

/EIN News/ -- KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This holiday season, Smithfield is excited to partner with Stemilt Growers, a leading tree fruit growing, packing and shipping company, to create a new digital recipe book to celebrate the sweet and savory combination of fresh pork and apples. The “Apples & Fresh Pork: Creative Recipes for this Classic Pairing” eBook, which includes a variety of entrée recipes featuring Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork and in-season Stemilt apples, is available for free download at Stemilt.com.

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Fresh pork and apples have always been a delicious pair. In fact, more than 67 million results appear when searching for “pork and apples” on Google. The mouthwatering recipes, developed by Smithfield Corporate Chef Frank Dominguez, celebrate the classic flavor combination, while putting a fresh, new twist on the traditional duo. All recipes can be prepped in 15 minutes or less and include dishes perfect for any holiday occasion, such as Pork Chops with Apples and Maple Gravy, BBQ Bacon Apple Pork Explosion, and Cornbread Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin. 

“We are excited to partner with Smithfield, the leading brand in fresh pork, on this new eBook and provide consumers with new inspiration for holiday or weeknight meals,” said Brianna Shales, Stemilt communications manager. “Our brands are both committed to flavor and quality, making this a natural partnership. Using Smithfield fresh pork alongside Stemilt apples is a great way to ensure every pork and apple recipe consumers create is a success.”

“At Smithfield, we’re always looking for simple and delicious recipes that families can get on the table in no time,” said Emily Detwiler, senior brand manager of fresh pork marketing for Smithfield Foods. “Fresh Pork and apples really are a perfect match and we’re thrilled to join Stemilt to offer even more ways for consumers to enjoy Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork any night of the week.”

Stemilt and Smithfield are promoting the eBook on their social channels, and through the brands’ respective consumer databases. Stemilt also has the eBook featured across its newly designed consumer website, Stemilt.com to make it easy for consumers to download. To view the “Apples & Fresh Pork: Creative Recipes for this Classic Pairing” eBook, please visit Stemilt.com. For more information on Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, please visit Smithfield.com, @SmithfieldBrand or Facebook.com/CookingwithSmithfield.

About Stemilt
Stemilt Growers is a leading tree fruit growing, packing and shipping company based in Wenatchee, Washington. Owned and operated by the Mathison family, Stemilt is the leading shipper of sweet cherries and one of the largest suppliers of organic tree fruits in the nation. Stemilt has also demonstrated a commitment to sustainable agriculture and social responsibility since 1989, when founder Tom Mathison launched the company’s Responsible Choice program. For more information about Stemilt, visit www.stemilt.com and follow Stemilt on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

About Smithfield
A leading provider of high-quality pork products, Smithfield was founded in 1936 in Smithfield, Virginia. From hand-trimmed ribs, loins and bacon and slow-smoked holiday hams to marinated tenderloins, Smithfield brings artistry, authenticity and a commitment to heritage, flavor, and handcrafted excellence to everything it produces. With a vast product portfolio including smoked meats, hams, bacon, sausage, ribs, and a wide variety of fresh pork cuts, the company services retail, foodservice, and deli channels across the United States and 30 countries abroad. All of Smithfield's products meet the highest quality and safety standards in the industry. To learn more about how Flavor Hails from Smithfield, please visit www.Smithfield.com, www.Twitter.com/SmithfieldBrand, and www.Facebook.com/CookingWithSmithfield. Smithfield is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan's Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook's®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly's®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny® and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

Media Contacts:

Hunter PR for Smithfield
Morgan Calef
mcalef@hunterpr.com 
(212) 679-6600

Stemilt Growers
Brianna Shales
brianna.shales@stemilt.com
(509) 662-9667 x1221

Distribution channels: Food & Beverages