Growing apples, and our team!

Hi everyone! My name is Denise and I’m very excited to be the new Communications Specialist here at Okanagan Specialty Fruits™ (OSF). Some of my responsibilities will include keeping all of you up to date on the latest Arctic® apple developments through our websites, social media and this blog. Let me give you a quick introduction of myself. I’m a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism program at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta and have worked in various mediums throughout the industry as a reporter, editor, producer, creative writer, and in marketing. I’ve also owned my own business and worked
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Don Westcott joins Okanagan Specialty Fruits as Director of Operations

Summerland, B.C., Canada – Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), the developer of nonbrowning Arctic® apple varieties, today announced the hiring of Don Westcott, who joins the team as OSF’s Director of Operations. Effective May 15, 2017, Westcott, based in Summerland, BC, will assess, plan and facilitate the execution of the company’s orchard establishment and fruit production, in addition to supporting infrastructure and facility operations. Westcott comes to OSF with over twenty years of tree fruit industry experience, most recently with BC Tree Fruits Cooperative as their Director of Logistics, Planning, and Industry Relations. Prior to his tenure with BC Tree Fruits, Westcott
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Press Release: OSF adds Sales Manager, bolsters current team to support Arctic® apple launch

  Summerland, B.C., Canada – In preparation for the fall 2017 commercial launch of nonbrowning Arctic® apples, Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) has added produce industry veteran Jeanette De-Coninck-Hertzler as Sales Manager, and Denise Everett as Communications Specialist to their team. “With the commercial launch of nonbrowning Arctic® apples coming this fall, it is the perfect time to add highly-skilled individuals to our hard-working, innovative team,” according to OSF President Neal Carter, who projects OSF’s team will continue to rapidly grow over the coming years. Jeanette De-Coninck-Hertzler, who started with OSF on April 3rd, brings to OSF over 30 years of produce
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Introducing a familiar face (and name!) to the OSF team

Hello, my name is Joel Carter, and it’s my privilege to introduce myself as the newest member of the Okanagan Specialty Fruits team. Yes, I am the son of OSF founders Neal and Louisa Carter, and yes, I have the same name as current OSF employee Joel Brooks. Farming has always been the most important part of my life, and now it’s the most important part of my work. I have been riding in combines and windrowers since before I was two years old, and I first cut my teeth on orchard work almost 18 years ago. My love for
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