Mia Stainsby of PostMedia News welcomed in the 2013-2014 BC Tree Fruit apple season with a feature on all things great about apples. Included in the feature is sweet and savory recipes on how you can cook with BC apples.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.