To The Core

Meet the Grower: John Freese

Posted by Meg Raines on Feb 15, 2017 8:18:03 AM

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. In the coming months we will introduce them to you in our new  “Meet the Grower” series.  Check in regularly with our blog - To The Core - to hear about what’s happening out in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown Fruit.

For the second installment of our "Meet the Grower" series we sat down with 4th-generation grower John Freese to talk about family, the challenges of growing organic, the threat of labor shortages and the joys of raising kids on a farm.
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Topics: apples, pears

Valentine’s Day recipes: melt your lover’s heart with chocolate

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Feb 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

The Aztecs believed chocolate was a gift from the gods and would brew it to benefit from its supposed aphrodisiac powers. Today, chocolate is still very much associated with love and romance, and it continues to be a top selling Valentine’s Day gift.

This year, romance your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day with chocolate… and fruit! This classic combination will be a surefire hit for anyone with a sweet tooth.

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Topics: Recipes, apples, pears, appetizer

Last-minute Super Bowl snack inspiration

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Feb 3, 2017 12:00:00 PM

 

One of the biggest national sports and snacking events of the year is this Sunday - is your kitchen game day ready?

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Topics: Recipes, apples, pears, appetizer

Apple Valentine Stamps

Posted by Meg Raines on Feb 2, 2017 8:34:02 AM

 

Add a personal touch to Valentine's Day by making your own personalized cards! These apple stamps are easy to make, creative and simply adorable. Try this family-friendly craft today! 

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Topics: apples, holiday, craft

How to pair apples and pears with cheese

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Jan 23, 2017 3:20:40 PM

 

Pairing fruit with cheese is classic for a reason. It's absolutely delicious!

There are so many varieties of apple and pear, so have fun mixing and matching them with all the different types of cheese out there. Here are some of our favorite combinations:

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Topics: Recipes, apples, pears, appetizer

Meet the Grower: Dave Robison

Posted by Meg Raines on Jan 4, 2017 3:34:52 PM

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. In the coming months we will introduce them to you in our new  “Meet the Grower” series.  Check in regularly with our blog - To The Core to hear about what’s happening out in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown Fruit.

Winter has dusted the trees with snow, but the life of a grower stays busy all the same! This time of year you will find crews hard at work pruning the non-fruit bearing limbs from the dormant trees. This practice encourages the trees to focus their energy on growing fruit for the coming year. For our first series post, we caught up with Dave Robison to find out what he’s been up to and what he loves about his work.

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Topics: apples, pears

Refined party food recipes to ring in the New Year in style

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Dec 28, 2016 10:02:56 AM

Pop open the champagne and bring on the fun, the New Year party has begun!

Be the perfect host or hostess with our selection of elegant party treats featuring ever-versatile apples and pears. We have picked out delectable bites and drinks to share with friends and family as you celebrate the close of 2016 and the start of the New Year.

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Topics: Recipes, apples, Dessert, pears, holiday

Thank you and happy holidays from Chelan Fresh

Posted by Lorinda Oscarson on Dec 23, 2016 8:40:00 AM


With the 2016 year coming to an end, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your support.

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Topics: holiday

Fantastic edible gifts to make this holiday season

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Dec 13, 2016 1:54:18 PM

It’s the final stretch – less than 2 weeks left until Christmas. Black Friday is long gone and so is Cyber-Monday. Millions of shopped-out Americans have sore feet and bruised bank accounts but are still trying to find that perfect gift. 

Oftentimes the best presents aren’t the most expensive or trendy, but those that are personal, thoughtful, and make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. This holiday season, show everyone how much you care with homemade edible gifts that will impress and regale your friends, colleagues and family.

Whether you’re looking for hostess gift ideas, a fun treat to bring to the office, or an original stocking stuffer, our selection of edible holiday gifts featuring apples and pears is sure to inspire you!

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Topics: Recipes, apples, Dessert, pears, holiday

This season’s best savory recipes with apples and pears

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Nov 28, 2016 1:25:00 PM

Apples and pears, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

These crowd-pleasing fruit are as healthy as they are versatile. In addition to being low in calories, both are high in fiber, vitamin C and bursting with antioxidants. In the kitchen, apples and pears can take center stage in sweet as well as savory recipes. Poached, grilled, baked, or simply raw, apples and pears deliver a jolt of sweetness and acidity that pleases the palate and satisfies the senses.

As the weather turns colder and the holidays approach, apples and pears make the perfect addition to warming and comforting dishes. To help you enjoy them in fresh and exciting ways, we’ve selected 10 generous savory recipes to try at home:

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Topics: Recipes, apples, Dessert, pears, holiday, savory