The agricultural sector in B.C. got a huge boost this week with the provincial government announcing the return of a buy local program, supporting producers, co-operatives and other aspects of the industry.
KELOWNA, BC – The team at BC Tree Fruits is ramping up for a busy February as they celebrate national Apple Month 2013. Several consumer and retailer events honoring apple month will take place in cities across B.C, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba through the month of February.
To celebrate Apple Month, our friend Chef Whittaker of Forage (1300 Robson Street) visited Global Vancouver's "Weekend Chefs" segment. Here, he demonstrates how to use BC Tree Fruits' apples to make a delicious Roasted Apple and Squash Soup.
KELOWNA, BC – After introducing the unique “Good to Go” contest as part of February Apple Month celebrations, BC Tree Fruits has selected the winning entry and charity that will be receiving funds as part of the contest.
KELOWNA, B.C. – The orchards lining the sunny Okanagan are preparing for the BC Apple season. Harvest is in full swing and the expected size of BC Tree Fruits apple crop this year is an estimated 2.8 million cartons.
BC Tree Fruits and Predator Ridge are pleased to announce the winner of the Summer Fruits Recipe to Win contest is Joanna Ouellet! Joanna submitted a recipe for Peach and Ginger Glazed Chicken on Cedar Plank with Peach, Cherry and Basil Salsa that Predator Ridge's Executive Chef Jeff just couldn't resist. Her winning recipe will be feature at Chef Jeff's restaurant, the Range, for one week.
BC Tree Fruit Nutritionist and Orchardist Darcel Markgraf had a very busy Apple Month as she conducted several TV interviews across Canada. Stations included BT Calgary, CTV Calgary, City TV Vancouver, Global TV Vancouver, CTV Edmonton, and BT Edmonton. Here are a few clips of Darcel sharing Apple Month news with Western Canada:
KELOWNA, B.C. – BC Tree Fruits is pleased to announce the winners of its first ever Apple Month national contest, the Artful Apple Contest. Artful Apple asked fruit fans across Canada to decorate their favorite variety of BC Tree Fruit apples and upload the works of art for the public to vote on.
Kelowna, B.C. – Apples, cherries, peaches, and many other fruits grown in the Okanagan are blowing out their candles as BC Tree Fruits celebrates a milestone birthday. Seventy-five years ago, on July 21,1936 a group of dedicated farmers came together with a goal to provide the finest tree fruits worldwide.
KELOWNA, BC - This February, the largest producer of local apples in Western Canada, BC Tree Fruits, is inviting Canadians to celebrate Apple Month by loading up on local apple varieties. We might not always equate February with fruit season; however BC Tree Fruits apples are available in multiple delicious varieties.
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then surely downing a daily Diving Ambrosia will add years to your life. That was my thought as I sipped this delicious martini at Rouge last week, when B.C. Tree Fruits was in town promoting Okanagan apples.
Apple buyers should be more discriminating and not just choose local fruit because the sign says it’s from B.C. For top quality fruit, look for the BC Brand leaf sticker, meaning it’s been washed, waxed, sorted and shipped by the Okanagan Tree Fruit Co-operative and its marketing company, B.C. Tree Fruits.
Versatile BC Tree Fruits apples make the holiday season simply delicious
(Kelowna, BC) From the postman to your favourite teacher, to those “hard to buy for” friends and relatives, nothing expresses your gratitude like a handcrafted gift. BC Tree Fruits apples add a nutritious note to holiday favourites such as cookies, preserves and seasonal baking.
On Thursday, November 4th BC Tree Fruits hosted an edible celebration for Media and other enquiring folk at the Blue Water Café in Yaletown, Vancouver. It was a delicious, apple-inspired media reception that provided the inside story on why apples bearing the BC Leaf logo are way more than delicious.
2011 marked B.C. Tree Fruits Limited’s (BCTF) 75th anniversary, a significant milestone for any organization. BCTF and the industry it serves have seen much change in the past, and the same is true in the present.
(Kelowna B.C.) Kick start the new year by turning over a new leaf – the BC Leaf sticker! Research shows that apples offer a delicious, low-calorie source of dietary fibre and important antioxidants such as catechins and flavonoids. And incorporating the health benefits of apples into the family’s diet couldn’t be easier.
(Vancouver, BC) BC Tree Fruits supplied boxes full of some of the first batches of BCTF Gala Apples to a lot of hungry runners on Thanksgiving weekend. The Granville Island Turkey Trot is an annual 10K walk, run, or stroll along the scenic, tree lined Granville Island backdrop in Vancouver.