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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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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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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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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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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