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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School’s out for summer: survival guide

Parents everywhere, myself included, breathed a heavy sigh of relief when they unzipped the lunch kit on the last day of school – two months off from making the dreaded school lunch! But the celebration is short-lived when you quickly realize that now you have two
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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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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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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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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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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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