Carters at core of Arctic® brand

To those familiar with OSF’s journey to bring Arctic® apples to market and for apple lovers who will soon get to enjoy Arctic® apples firsthand, it’s clear that the Carter family is at the core of the Arctic® brand! There’s no separating the Arctic® apple story from Neal and Louisa Carter, who not only founded Okanagan Specialty Fruits in 1996, but have been involved every step of the way since. With a bit of help from their kids, they brainstormed the Arctic® logo and name – landing on “Arctic® apples” because, like the snow-driven landscapes of the Arctic itself, nonbrowning
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OSF founders finalists for BIO Hero Contest!

OSF Founders Neal and Louisa Carter have been named finalists for an “Everyday Superheroes of Biotech” contest, and you can vote to support them now! Earlier this month, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) chose Neal and Louisa as one of five finalists from a group of nominees representing the industry’s best and brightest “who are striving to heal, fuel, and feed the world through groundbreaking innovation.” We hope you’ll agree that Neal and Louisa’s commitment to developing value-added foods that benefit the whole supply chain, starting with nonbrowning Arctic® apples, makes them worthy of your vote in the Pharma/Biotech category!
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Why I work for Okanagan Specialty Fruits

Not many people are as lucky as I was to grow up in the orchard-filled Okanagan, where I had the opportunity to help get delicious BC apples and cherries off the trees and into the hands of fruit lovers everywhere. Whether picking fruit or working in the packing house (even the icy cold room!), every step of the way is a rewarding experience. One of the orchards I had the pleasure of working in was that of OSF founders Neal & Louisa Carter. Orchardists are salt-of-the-earth people, and the Carters are no exception. They truly love what they do, and
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