What we’re loving for spring

Spring is finally here! It’s a time of renewal and growth, and we’re excited for both to start happening in the orchards and office! Between trade shows and farming, it’s a busy time here at Okanagan Specialty Fruits, but we couldn’t be more excited to meet
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Green thumbs, healthy kids

If you know a gardener, or are one yourself, you know that gardening is more than just a hobby. For many, gardening is a form of exercise, a stress reliever and even a creative outlet! While the word ‘gardener’ may conjure up images of retirees, children,
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Top Tier Apples

With March comes spring and many wonderful things, not the least of which is Apple Madness. A showdown of America’s favorite apples where voting for your favorite variety can win you prizes! All this month USApple is hosting a race to determine your favorite kind of
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Lunch with a Crunch – Arctic® Apple Wraps

Looking for a fresh idea to spruce up your lunch? Add some crunch to your lunch with two variations on a simple, healthful wrap suitable for packed lunches for any age! Arctic® Apple Peanut Butter Wrap 1 whole-grain tortilla, soft-taco size 2 tablespoons peanut butter (can substitute
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Show your heart some love

Valentine’s Day is synonymous with hearts, but it doesn’t always represent the best choices regarding the health of your heart. February is Heart Month, and we’re looking at ways to show your heart some love, while still enjoying your Valentine’s Day meal. Luxurious meals out can
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For apples, looks matter

Have you ever heard the saying “we first eat with our eyes”? When it comes to food, looks matter, and consumers often rely on how fruits and vegetables look as a measure of quality. In fact, in a recent poll consumers said that appearance was one
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A year in the orchard

It has been a cold January; the coldest in decades.  I have been waking up each morning to check the temperature sensors scattered throughout the different blocks of my orchard, hoping that it would be warm enough to work.  Every day lost to the frigid weather
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DIY: Arctic® apple roses

After seeing how beautiful Arctic® apple roses looked on a cake, I asked a culinary trained friend to show me the steps so I could share with you. Admittedly, I was intimidated even after watching her go through the steps and insisting she walk me through
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