CONTEST: Name The Arctic® Apples Orchard

We have a new orchard and we want YOU to help us name it. Our new Washington state Arctic® apple orchard is in the heart of Pacific Northwest apple growing country and this land will now be home to our next group of wee baby Arctic® apple trees from the nursery. We expect all 480 acres to be planted this coming spring. The Contest Submit your suggestion to name the Arctic® apples orchard via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using #arcticapples. Our team will sift through each of your suggestions and select a favorite to become our new orchard name. The
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We’re Growing: Information Systems/Technology Manager

Position: Information Systems/Technology Manager Location: Summerland, B.C. Department: Administration Reports to: Andrew Hofer, Director of Finance, Accounting and Administration Status: Full Time   MISSION STATEMENT Leading the market with Arctic® branded fruit products that consistently deliver exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach, communication and innovative science.   Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (www.okspecialtyfruits.com) is a dynamic agriculture biotechnology company based in Summerland, BC, Canada that specializes in the development and market introduction of novel tree fruit varieties. This position, responsible for supporting, developing, implementing and managing all information systems and technology used within the OSF spectrum of operations,
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We’re Growing: Sales and Customer Support Specialist

We’re hiring a Sales and Customer Support Specialist. OSF MISSION STATEMENT Leading the market with Arctic® branded fruit products that consistently deliver exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach, communication and innovative science. Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (www.okspecialtyfruits.com) is a dynamic agriculture biotechnology company based in Summerland, BC, Canada that specializes in the development and market introduction of novel tree fruit varieties. This position supports our constantly expanding range of activities, including the commercialization of our nonbrowning Arctic® apple varieties (www.arcticapples.com) in both the US and Canada. Position:                    Sales
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We’re Growing: Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager

Position:         FOOD SAFETY QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER Location:        Royal City, WA Reports to:     Facility Operations Manager Status:            Full-Time Salary:            Commensurate with Industry Standards and Experience   COMPANY OVERVIEW Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (www.okspecialtyfruits.com) is a dynamic agriculture biotechnology company based in Summerland, BC, Canada that specializes in the development and market introduction of novel tree fruit varieties. This position supports our constantly expanding range of activities, including the commercialization of our nonbrowning Arctic® apple varieties (www.arcticapples.com) in both the US and Canada. MISSION STATEMENT Leading the market with Arctic® branded fruit products that consistently deliver exceptional eating
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5 Ways Biotech Can Help Our Food Future

Our climate is changing, our world is more populated every year, and there’s growing talk of global food insecurity. With science technology, it seems anything and everything is possible. Even for our food future? Maybe biotech foods can help. Changing Climate = pests, disease, weather A changing climate brings new challenges to farmers. Where biotech works is through breeding a better potato that’s resistant to blight in Ireland, corn that can better withstand water shortages, or growing drought resistant soybeans that get genetic help from drought-friendly sunflowers. Deep Dive: a multi-scientist authored paper on Genetically Modified Food: Its uses, Future
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Just Keep Spinning: an apple grower’s mantra

I’m training for a bike ride. As a cyclist in Tour de Fresh my goal is to raise money for salad bars in schools. We’ll pedal 230 miles through California and climb nearly 10,000 feet. It’s a little intimidating because my training ground is flat Manitoba and the Canadian Prairies aren’t conducive to preparing me for those hills. During my recent visit to the Okanagan Specialty Fruits office, our founder Neal Carter asked me how it was going. I responded along the lines of “Okay, but there’s this big hill on day three of the ride…”, thinking of my Manitoba flats. Neal said
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Successful launch for new Arctic ApBitz™ dried apple snacks

Summerland, B.C., Canada – To say Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.’s (OSF) latest product has been extremely well received might just be an understatement. Following their debut to U.S. consumers this March on Amazon.com, Arctic ApBitz™ dried apples quickly became the number one new release in both the snack and dried fruit categories. The dried apples have been designated as an “Amazon’s Choice” product thanks to their rave reviews and highest rating in Amazon.com’s dried apple category. ApBitz™ dried apples are made 100% from Arctic® Golden apples – the first Arctic® apple variety that doesn’t brown when bitten, sliced, or bruised –
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When Apple (and other) Trees Bloom

The arrival of spring in the northern hemisphere can be a moving target. Too early and frost can be a risk factor, while a late spring can push the growing season. Whenever it arrives, fruit tree blossoms are always a welcome sight. Most of us look at an orchard and see a blanket of beautiful flowers. To the untrained eye it can be hard to differentiate the blooms of apricots from those of an apple or peach. Lucky for you, we can help. For those in the pacific northwest, here’s a guide to what fruit trees are blooming when. Fruit
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We’re Hiring: Director of Sales

  Title:              Director of Sales Location:       Summerland, BC Reports to:    Vice President Status:            Full-Time   Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. is a dynamic company based in Summerland, BC, Canada that harnesses molecular breeding and biotechnology to develop new tree fruits that benefit consumers and producers alike. This position supports our constantly expanding range of activities, including commercialization of our nonbrowning Arctic® apples in both the US and Canada.   MISSION STATEMENT Leading the market with Arctic® branded fruit products that consistently deliver exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach, communication and innovative science.   POSITION SUMMARY The
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We’re Hiring: Facility Operations Manager

      FACILITY OPERATIONS MANAGER Location: Royal City, WA Reports to: Director of Operations Status: Full-Time       Salary: Commensurate with Industry Standards and Experience       MISSION STATEMENT  Leading the market with Arctic® branded fruit products that consistently deliver exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach, communication and innovative science.   POSITION SUMMARY The Facility Operations Manager will work closely with the Director of Operations to assess, plan, and facilitate the development of facility infrastructure, equipment, staffing, and operating structure for a centralized fruit receiving, storage, processing, packing, shipping facility located in Washington State. Additionally, this individual will be
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