#BitzOfSummer Contest: July finalists

When we asked apple fans to show us your favorite ‘bits’ of summer, we hoped you would rise to the creative challenge. And you did. Now that our #BitzOfSummer contest has reached the halfway mark it’s time to share the July finalists. A big thanks goes
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3 (more) Reasons To Eat Your Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. And the dentist, the cardiologist, the gastroenterologist…  This is an old saying with new scientific evidence to back it up, giving us more reasons than ever to eat our apples. Here are a few of our favorites. Apples
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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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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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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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