KELOWNA, BC – As summer grows closer, so does the abundance of delicious summer fruit from the orchards of BC Tree Fruits Cooperative (BC Tree Fruits) growers, and for the second consecutive year, consumers will see and taste the fruit early. Because of another early and very warm spring, BC Tree Fruits cherries will be in stores early June and don’t worry, there will be plenty!
BC Tree Fruits is ramping up for a busy February as they celebrate national Apple Month 2016. Several retailers are honoring apple month which will take place in cities across the province through the month of February.
The ultimate superfood, apples are packed full of powerful natural antioxidants to give you the brain power and energy you need to feel your best. Throw this sweet and versatile portable snack into your lunch bag and show the day what you're made of! #applesareawesome
KELOWNA, B.C. – The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative Board of Directors are pleased to announce the hiring of Stan Swales as Chief Executive Officer effective yesterday, November 28, 2016. Stan re-joins the Cooperative and brings with him over 30 years of industry experience.
KELOWNA, BC – After introducing the unique “Good to Go” contest as part of February Apple Month celebrations, BC Tree Fruits has selected the winning entry and charity that will be receiving funds as part of the contest.
KELOWNA, BC – The team at BC Tree Fruits is ramping up for a busy February as they celebrate national Apple Month 2013. Several consumer and retailer events honoring apple month will take place in cities across B.C, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba through the month of February.
KELOWNA, BC – This February, the largest shipper of local apples in Canada, BC Tree Fruits is celebrating apple month. Some of Western Canada’s top Chefs, Nutritionists, Authors, and food leaders have teamed up with the fruit cooperative to participate in Apple Month, and engage in the ultimate fruit battle.
BC Tree Fruits is accepting proposals for inter-house hauling services of tree fruit commodities. Interested companies can apply by submitting a formal proposal to BC Tree Fruits to the attention of Janice Niedzielski, Assistant Director of Operations at our Head Office or Oliver Packinghouse locations.
Mia Stainsby of PostMedia News welcomed in the 2013-2014 BC Tree Fruit apple season with a feature on all things great about apples. Included in the feature is sweet and savory recipes on how you can cook with BC apples.
The agricultural sector in B.C. got a huge boost this week with the provincial government announcing the return of a buy local program, supporting producers, co-operatives and other aspects of the industry.
KELOWNA, BC – The summer fruit harvest has begun in British Columbia and BC Tree Fruits is kicking off this season with a consumer favourite – cherries. To celebrate this year’s crop, BC Tree Fruits has developed a unique campaign with the help of the BC Government’s Buy Local Program.
KELOWNA, BC – The sunny Okanagan orchards are buzzing as this year’s BC Tree Fruits apple harvest has begun. The apple season is one of the busiest times of the year for the 520 fruit cooperative growers.
Apples are the largest crop grown by BC Tree Fruits orchardists, with this season’s apple harvest estimated at 2.5 million cartons.
KELOWNA, B.C. – The orchards lining the sunny Okanagan are preparing for the BC Apple season. Harvest is in full swing and the expected size of BC Tree Fruits apple crop this year is an estimated 2.8 million cartons.
BC Tree Fruits and Predator Ridge are pleased to announce the winner of the Summer Fruits Recipe to Win contest is Joanna Ouellet! Joanna submitted a recipe for Peach and Ginger Glazed Chicken on Cedar Plank with Peach, Cherry and Basil Salsa that Predator Ridge's Executive Chef Jeff just couldn't resist. Her winning recipe will be feature at Chef Jeff's restaurant, the Range, for one week.
BC Tree Fruit Nutritionist and Orchardist Darcel Markgraf had a very busy Apple Month as she conducted several TV interviews across Canada. Stations included BT Calgary, CTV Calgary, City TV Vancouver, Global TV Vancouver, CTV Edmonton, and BT Edmonton. Here are a few clips of Darcel sharing Apple Month news with Western Canada:
KELOWNA, B.C. – BC Tree Fruits is pleased to announce the winners of its first ever Apple Month national contest, the Artful Apple Contest. Artful Apple asked fruit fans across Canada to decorate their favorite variety of BC Tree Fruit apples and upload the works of art for the public to vote on.
Kelowna, B.C. – Apples, cherries, peaches, and many other fruits grown in the Okanagan are blowing out their candles as BC Tree Fruits celebrates a milestone birthday. Seventy-five years ago, on July 21,1936 a group of dedicated farmers came together with a goal to provide the finest tree fruits worldwide.
Apple buyers should be more discriminating and not just choose local fruit because the sign says it’s from B.C. For top quality fruit, look for the BC Brand leaf sticker, meaning it’s been washed, waxed, sorted and shipped by the Okanagan Tree Fruit Co-operative and its marketing company, B.C. Tree Fruits.
Versatile BC Tree Fruits apples make the holiday season simply delicious
(Kelowna, BC) From the postman to your favourite teacher, to those “hard to buy for” friends and relatives, nothing expresses your gratitude like a handcrafted gift. BC Tree Fruits apples add a nutritious note to holiday favourites such as cookies, preserves and seasonal baking.
On Thursday, November 4th BC Tree Fruits hosted an edible celebration for Media and other enquiring folk at the Blue Water Café in Yaletown, Vancouver. It was a delicious, apple-inspired media reception that provided the inside story on why apples bearing the BC Leaf logo are way more than delicious.
2011 marked B.C. Tree Fruits Limited’s (BCTF) 75th anniversary, a significant milestone for any organization. BCTF and the industry it serves have seen much change in the past, and the same is true in the present.
KELOWNA, BC - This February, the largest producer of local apples in Western Canada, BC Tree Fruits, is inviting Canadians to celebrate Apple Month by loading up on local apple varieties. We might not always equate February with fruit season; however BC Tree Fruits apples are available in multiple delicious varieties.
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then surely downing a daily Diving Ambrosia will add years to your life. That was my thought as I sipped this delicious martini at Rouge last week, when B.C. Tree Fruits was in town promoting Okanagan apples.
(Kelowna B.C.) Kick start the new year by turning over a new leaf – the BC Leaf sticker! Research shows that apples offer a delicious, low-calorie source of dietary fibre and important antioxidants such as catechins and flavonoids. And incorporating the health benefits of apples into the family’s diet couldn’t be easier.
(Vancouver, BC) BC Tree Fruits supplied boxes full of some of the first batches of BCTF Gala Apples to a lot of hungry runners on Thanksgiving weekend. The Granville Island Turkey Trot is an annual 10K walk, run, or stroll along the scenic, tree lined Granville Island backdrop in Vancouver.