Our team at Okanagan Specialty Fruits will always remember 2017 as the year that nonbrowning Arctic® apples first hit stores, but there were plenty of other highlights from the past 12 months! So, for our first blog post of 2018, we wanted to look back at the topics that readers like you enjoyed the most. So, without further ado, here are the most-read posts from 2017 on arcticapples.com and five older favorites that are standing the test of time:
Best of 2017
How fitting is it that our most popular post of 2017 was the very first one?? Sharing our refreshed look, and how our founders, long-time apple growers Neal and Louisa Carter, developed our brand in the first place was a must-read!
Reducing food waste has always been a core mission for us, and we hope all the attention this important topic got in 2017 carries forward.
Joel Carter, son of our founders Neal & Louisa Carter, provides insight into a day in the life of a farmer during winter (the work definitely doesn’t stop when the snow starts!).
Since Arctic® apples don’t brown, they’re perfect to use in beautiful recipes, including these Arctic® apple roses – you can give them a try at home with this helpful “how-to” guide.
This past fall, we had an amazing time hosting 10 dietitians and food bloggers at our Arctic® apples orchard in Washington State. This post shares some of the highlights from this fun and educational event.
One of our first-ever blog posts has been an annual favorite every year since it was first published more than 6 years ago! For a quick overview of the science behind Arctic® apples, this one remains a great post to check out.
While it’s not really a “blog post” per se, our most popular infographic provides fun visuals showing how we improve Arctic® apples with their nonbrowning benefit.
Not long before the start of 2017 we shared an exciting video – footage of the first harvest of our commercial Arctic® apples orchard!
While Arctic® apples don’t require any special treatment in the orchard, we explored the facts behind pesticides and apples, and the findings are reassuring.
For those interested in how trees are grown, or why a Gala you ate last year tasted virtually the same as one this year that was grown in a different country, this post has your answers!