• October 14, 2012 Minneapolis Star Tribune Fund Manager: Plenty of Reasons to be Cautious Now by Mark Jewell:  "One reason Morningstar analysts give the fund a bronze-medal rating is its nearly 7 percent average annualized return over five years, a period that includes the 2008 stock market meltdown.  That result puts Appleseed (APPLX) in the top 2 percent among mid-cap value funds."
  • October 2, 2012 MarketWatch A Stock You Can Go Nuts On by Brett Arends:  "In a market where almost every stock looks overvalued, this small nut company may prove the exception."
  • February 27, 2012 AdvisorOne Contrarian Appleseed Fund Picks 4 Japanese Stocks by Joyce Hanson:  "Some contrarian investors like [Appleseed] portfolio manager Josh Strauss are waking up to the fact that ‘the cheapest stock market in the world that everybody hates,’ as Strauss calls Japan, is presenting some great buying opportunities."
  • November 16, 2011 TheStreet.com 10 Best Mutual Funds for 2012 by Kevin Baker:  "The Street.com Ratings reviews the risk-adjusted return performance of around 25,000 funds every month..." 
  • September 20, 2011 TheStreet.com Crumbling Stock Market Reveals Value Picks "The stockmarket has tumbled this year on debt woes and recession worries, but risk averse funds like the Appleseed Fund have helped to shield investors.
  • July 25, 2011 New Jersey News Room Ten Good Reasons to buy the Appleseed Fund by Warren Boroson: "Here are 10 reasons why I'm buying shares of the Appleseed Fund..."
  • July 9, 2010 U.S. News and World Report "Wall Street Banks: Too Big to... Invest In" by Rob Silverblatt: "Even as socially responsible investing gains traction in the marketplace, common wisdom still dictates that funds that tie their hands by mixing ethics with financial decisions will often have to accept lower returns. Appleseed, however, has managed to shatter that perception: Over the trailing three-year period (through June 30, 2010), it has outperformed the S&P 500 by a stunning 13.3% per year."
  • July 8, 2010 Huffington Post "Mutual Fund To No Longer Invest In 'Too Big to Fail' Banks" by Shahien Nasiripour: "A top-ranked mutual fund will no longer invest in 'Too Big To Fail' banks, announcing Thursday it would extend a prohibition already in place against tobacco firms and pornography distributors to banks like Citigroup and Goldman Sachs Group."
  • January 14, 2010 MarketWatch "Stock Funds Still Below Pre-Crash Levels" by Sam Mamudi: "The top performing stock fund (among 2,301 mutual funds) with more than $100 million over the two years through Dec. 31, according to Morningstar, was Appleseed Fund, which had two-year annualized return of 14.5%."
  • January 8, 2010 Morningstar "Four Different Paths to Great 2009 Returns" by David Kathman: "Some managers performed well despite shunning the market's hottest sectors."
  • November 16, 2009 Motley Fool "Exciting Young Funds Buck the Trend" by Selena Maranjian: "The Appleseed Fund is interesting in several respects..."
  • Fall 2009 Green Money Journal "Appleseed Fund: A Value-Oriented SRI Approach": "We believe that combining the disciplines of value-investing and SRI investing makes enormous sense for investors."
  • July, 2009 About.com "The Appleseed Fund Begins to Sprout" by William Donovan: "When the financial services sector collapsed in 2008 and dragged many portfolios down with it, the Appleseed Fund, a mid-cap value fund with $27 million in assets, was benefiting from being in financials."
  • June 10, 2009 MarketWatch "Putting Down Roots" by William Spain: "The fund manager and his team uncover investments through a focused screening process that highlights socially and environmentally responsible firms. The highly selective approach factors in both positive and negative attributes of a company, and layers on their own idea of what a stock could be worth."
  • June 1, 2009 Morningstar Advisor "Appleseed Fund" by Ilana Polyak: "Investors have come to expect certain things of the companies in socially responsible portfolios: Strong environmental stewardship, fair working conditions, and conflict-free materials sourcing are just some of the biggies. But low price/sales ratios and copious free cash flow? Not so much."