Slicing food, not cutting flavor

You know chopping your fruits and veggies can make them easier to eat and cook, but did you know it can give them a better flavor? Most people use the words flavor and taste interchangeably, which is incorrect. Aroma and taste together define the flavor of
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Shopping for health

Two thirds of Americans see food as medicine, according to a recent survey. Consumers no longer just want food to feel full, they strive to switch to healthier options that can help boost their overall health and prevent disease. Consumers are beginning to see healthy eating
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5 tips to reduce food waste at home

Up to one third of food is wasted each year; it’s a shocking statistic! Not only is the food wasted, but resources like water and crop land used to grow those crops are lost as well. While causes of food waste vary throughout the world, in
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A gut feeling

Have you been hearing a lot about gut bacteria lately? Seems like everybody’s talking about it, but what does it mean and why do we care? Your intestines are an ecosystem, and having the right bugs can help your gut stay happy and healthy! Gut microbiota
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Red, White and Blue Salad

Okanagan Specialty Fruits is proud to be part of two amazing countries, the United States and Canada. This weekend we will be celebrating these two great countries for Canada Day on July 1st and Independence Day on July 4th. There are many reasons to be glad
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5 Things We’re Loving for Summer

  It’s officially summer and we couldn’t be more excited! Summertime means there is a lot to do in the orchard, but we still get a chance to enjoy it while the apples are growing. To celebrate the sunshine, we thought we’d share a snapshot of
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Cycling for salads in schools

I have always loved my bicycle. It’s true! Whether my first tricycle or my fancy metallic purple Schwinn complete with a glittered banana seat and purple streamers! Today I have the good fortune to ride a bicycle with a few more gears and gizmos, but the
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Breathing new life into the orchard

On my farm we have a general policy to replant five percent of our farm every spring, which means that our oldest trees are only twenty years old. There are a couple of different factors behind why we do this. First, as trees age they suffer more from
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Happy Birthday PBH!

We’re not shy about our love for the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH); you’ve probably seen our posts about them before, but today is a special day. Today is PBH’s 25th birthday! Produce for Better Health started in 1991, on a mission to spread the
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Adventures in Planting

Spring in the orchard is a stressful time of year, there are many jobs to do, things to fix, and not a lot of time to get it all done. One of the biggest jobs is planting, which has just finished for the year, so I
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