A (brief) History Of The Apple

Apples have been with us for centuries. Recognized today as a symbol of knowledge and health, the apple first made an appearance in literature as early as the 12th century. They might be known ‘as American as apple pie’ but apples play a prominent role in
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Unpacking the Food Trends of 2018

At the start of every year we see a deluge of articles about food trends. If you feel overwhelmed by the abundance of information, you’re not alone. It can be difficult to peel back the media hype and find something we can really sink our teeth
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Exploring Arctic® apples

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting 10 dietitians and bloggers in eastern Washington. We set out to #explorearcticapples and learn more about the work that goes into not only Arctic® apples, but every apple you see in the grocery store. We kicked off
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A dedication to education

One of the reasons Okanagan Specialty Fruits was such a great fit for me was their dedication to education. I never cease to be impressed by how we strive to offer transparent, easy to understand information about biotechnology, apple farming, and Arctic® apples themselves. My interest
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Bragging About Ag at PBH

You don’t need a Venn Diagram to figure out that nutrition and agriculture have an obvious overlap: food! What may be less clear is the role Dietitians play in sharing agricultural information. As consumers get further from the farm, and more curious about their food, Dietitians
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Making a bee line for the orchard

Spring is here and soon we won’t be the only ones working hard in the orchard. Before the apples can start growing, the blossoms need to pollinated. In my last post we looked at a year in the orchard; this time we’re discussing the first step
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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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Watch: The Journey to Harvest

A 20 year journey has led to the first commercial harvest of Arctic® apples. Hear what OSF Founder, Neal Carter, and former Intrexon CEO, Geno Germano, think of this momentous occasion. Watch our story below or on Youtube.
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