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Sugarbee Lake Chelan Apples

Grower Spotlight: Interview with Dave Robison

DAVE ROBISON We caught up with Dave to find out what he’s been up to and what he loves about his work! Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. Check in regularly to hear about what’s happening out in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown SugarBee® apples. Chelan Fresh (CF): Hi Dave, could you please tell us a little bit about you and your orchard? Dave Robison (DR): Sure, I’d be happy to. I am a third generation farmer and have...

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Women in Agriculture – an Interview With Kaitlyn Thornton

KAITLYN THORNTON Many of the orchards in Chelan Valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we caught up with Kaitlyn Thornton, who is a budding entrepreneur as well as a future farmer. Kaitlyn and her family farm apples and pears in the Tonasket area. They are also SugarBee® growers for Chelan Fruit. CF: Hi there, Kaitlyn; thank you...

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Perfect All Season Ploughman’s Plate Featuring SugarBee®

The SugarBee® Apples are the inspiration for this board and the "sweet" item for pairing with the bread, meat and cheeses. Feel free to get creative with your own ingredients, textures and tastes! Created by: Talia Pearson | TALIA PEARSON Yield: 1 Ploughman’s Plate INGREDIENTS SugarBee® apples Bosc Pears Fig and Olive crisps Marcona Almonds Black grapes Smoked Gouda cheese Mini Basque cheese (has a pretty textured rind) French triple cream soft ripened cheese Italian dry salami Organic French baquette Thyme sprigs for garnish MATERIALS NEEDED Olive wood board or any wood cutting...

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Individual SugarBee® GF Apple Galette

Created by: Casey Colodny | The Mindful Hapa Yield: 5 individual galettes Preparation time: 20-30 minutes (note dough resting time) Cook Time: 40-50 Minutes INGREDIENTS Crust 1 ½ cups gluten free flour*, plus extra for rolling out 1 ½ tsp granulated sugar ½ tsp kosher salt 1 stick/4 oz cold butter, diced into small pieces ⅓ cup ice water, plus some extra as needed Filling 3 SugarBee apples, peeled and cored ¼ cup gluten free flour ¼ cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon kosher salt Juice from ½ lemon Glaze 2 tbsp sugar 1...

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SugarBee® Apple Carrot Slaw

Created by: Karen and Gavin Reinsberg | Couple in the Kitchen INGREDIENTS 1 cup julienned SugarBee® Apple 1 cup julienned red cabbage 1 cup julienned carrot ¼ cup of sunflower seeds 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoon of cane sugar 4 teaspoons of mayonnaise ¼ teaspoon mustard Salt and pepper, to taste METHOD Mix together the SugarBee® Apple, Cabbage, Carrot, and sesame seeds in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper. Whisk until well combined into an emulsion. Toss...

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SugarBee® Apple Pops

Get excited! These fun and easy-to-make, snack-able treats are going to be your new family favorite. Created by: Matt Robinson | Real Food by Dad Yield: Makes 12 pops INGREDIENTS 2 SugarBee® apples 6 oz. chocolate, melted 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup granola 1/4 cup sprinkles 12 popsicle sticks METHOD Slice SugarBee® apples to 1/4-inch thickness. Make a small incision at the bottom of each apple slice. Insert popsicle stick. Dip apple pops into chocolate and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with toppings and let rest until chocolate sets. ...

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Shredded SugarBee® Apple and GF Potato Pancakes

Created by: Casey Colodny | The Mindful Hapa Yield: 12-18 pancakes Preparation time: 10-20 minutes, depending on equipment being used Cook time: ~5 minutes per pancake INGREDIENTS 1-pound SugarBee® apples, cored, peeled and quartered (~2 large apples) 1-pound russet potatoes, washed (~2 med/large potatoes) 1 small yellow onion, peeled and halved 1 2” knob fresh ginger, peeled ½ bunch scallions, diced (~¾ cup, reserve some for garnish) 2 eggs ¾ cup gluten-free flour  1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Horseradish Sauce: ½ cup sour cream 1 tablespoon water ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon prepared...

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SugarBee® Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Flatbread

Elevate your snack time at home with this easy apple, cheddar, and bacon flatbread! This savory flatbread is offset by our perfectly sweet SugarBee® Apples. Created by: Karen and Gavin Reinsberg | Couple in the Kitchen Yield: 1 flatbread INGREDIENTS ½ SugarBee® Apple, sliced 1 readymade flatbread 1 tsp olive oil ½ of a shallot, sliced thin 1 clove of garlic, minced ¼ pound of white cheddar, cut into rustic pieces 2 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled 2–3 sprigs of thyme (stems removed) 1 tbsp pecans, chopped Salt and pepper, to taste ...

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SugarBee® Superfood Crunch Salad with a Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

This vibrant crunchy salad is packed with healthy antioxidants, Omega 3s and micronutrients! Yield: 4-6 servings Created by: Meg Raines INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon minced shallot 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup neutral tasting oil, such as grapeseed or canola Salt and pepper 1 bunch of curly kale, sliced into thin shreds 1/2 of a head of Napa cabbage, sliced into thin shreds 1 cup of spinach leaves, sliced into thin shreds 1 large SugarBee® apple, cored and sliced thin 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds 1 celery...

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SugarBee® Apple & Celery Salad with Orange Poppyseed Dressing

Sweet juicy SugarBee® apples complement the green flavors of celery and cucumbers in this fresh salad. Serve on a bed of greens with extra dressing or as a side salad to brighten up any meal! Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: 4 servings INGREDIENTS Dressing (makes about 1 cup): 6 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice 1 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 2 teaspoons poppy seeds 1/8 teaspoon salt Salad: 2 SugarBee® apples, sliced into thin matchsticks 3 celery stalks, thinly sliced...

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