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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Arctic® apples team proud to sponsor Cycle the WAVE

This past weekend, the Arctic® apples team was proud to both sponsor and participate in the 10th annual Cycle the WAVE charity bike ride. One of our company’s platforms is community outreach and education and Cycle the WAVE has a similar platform by proactively reaching youth through education and empowerment, and successfully raises community awareness about domestic violence. The cause is promoted through an event that promotes physical health and empowerment – a women’s bike ride. Living a healthy lifestyle is something we feel passionate about at Okanagan Specialty Fruits and we are proud to support such an important cause.
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OSF proud to support Cycle the WAVE

We at Okanagan Specialty Fruits are passionate about supporting causes that promote healthy living – both mentally and physically – and we are honored to be supporting an upcoming event that does just that. Cycle the WAVE is an annual, women’s only charity bike ride that raises money for The WAVE Foundation, which strives to create awareness about domestic violence through community outreach and education. OSF is a proud sponsor of this year’s Cycle the WAVE event and we will be helping participants out by providing a healthy snack along the way – nonbrowning Arctic® apple slices! Plus, a number
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Arctic® apples proud to empower healthy eating in schools

  Summerland, B.C., Canada – For Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), the company behind nonbrowning Arctic® apple varieties, promoting healthy eating isn’t just a goal, it’s a passion. When Jennifer Armen, Director of Business Development & Marketing for OSF, was given the opportunity to help put salad bars in schools, she jumped at the chance. In July, Jenn took part in the Tour de Fresh three-day cycling event that raises funds to benefit the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative. Having both personal and professional ties to Idaho, Jenn chose to fundraise for a salad bar to be donated to
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Cycling for salads in schools

I have always loved my bicycle. It’s true! Whether my first tricycle or my fancy metallic purple Schwinn complete with a glittered banana seat and purple streamers! Today I have the good fortune to ride a bicycle with a few more gears and gizmos, but the thrill of going up (yes, up) or down hills hasn’t changed for me. When I was a teenager, and most of my friends were in a hurry for their license, I wasn’t. I already went pretty much everywhere on my bicycle. In college, I didn’t have a car, and in grad school, I couldn’t afford
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