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Women in Agriculture – an Interview With Reba Guzman

REBA GUZMAN Many of the orchards in the 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 checked in with Reba Guzman with Gebbers Farms in Brewster, Washington. CF: Hello, Reba; thank you for taking the time to chat with us!  Why don’t you start with telling us what you do at Gebbers Farms today? RG: Right now I...

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Grower Spotlight: Interview with Allen Godwin

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. Check in with our blog - To The Core - to find out what’s happening in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown Fruit. This month we are talking with Allen Godwin of Godwin Organic Orchards in Tonasket, Washington. Chelan Fresh: Hi Allen, I am anxious to hear about organic farming, but let’s start with information about your orchard. Where is it located and how many acres do you farm? Allen Godwin: We have 3 entities in the family; Godwin Organic...

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Grower Spotlight: Interview with Harold Schell

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. Check in with our blog - To The Core - to find out what’s happening in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown Fruit.   This month we are talking with Harold Schell of Chelan Fruit.   Chelan Fresh: Hello Harold, thank you for your time today to talk to us. What is it that you do for Chelan Fruit? Harold Schell: I manage the test orchard where we have several new varieties that we are testing, and we...

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Easy, Family-Friendly Holiday Recipes

Depending on where you live, you may have been quarantined in the house for long stretches of time, and the holidays continue to be isolating for many. However, staying home more can also mean a break from the usual holiday hustle and allow for simpler pleasant times. So, why not put away your fancy holiday cookbooks and cozy up with some family-friendly recipes?  These recipes still deliver on taste but take half as long so you can spend more time enjoying quality family time or quiet time by the fire....

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Fuel Up to Play 60 and Chelan Fresh Deliver Millions of Student Meals

Chelan Fresh Provides Portable School Meal Carts to Schools, Serving an Estimated 1.6 Million Meals (Tacoma, WA, San Antonio, TX,)  October 5, 2021 – For the first time in over a year, many students will be back in school buildings, navigating a new normal. The last thing that should be on their minds is where their next meal comes from. Unfortunately, more than 13 million students in the U.S. lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. That’s why Fuel Up to Play 60 and Chelan Fresh...

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How to make Vibrant Salads!

We all know that salads are a healthy meal choice, but let’s face it, they tend to get boring over time. So, how do you make your salads pop? Add fruit for texture and contrasting flavors and an interesting dressing and your taste buds will thank you! Make Your Own Dressing There are loads of delicious salad dressing choices on the market but sometimes it's more economical to make your own in-between grocery store trips, not to mention healthier. Making your own salad dressing is also simple to put together and easy...

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Apple Cider Vinegar: Benefits and DIY

Blog by: Valerie Musser, Valerie’s Of Course Catering We have all heard of Apple Cider Vinegar aka ACV.  But what is it for? There are so many uses! Here are a few of the reasons why we should all incorporate this natural ferment into our daily wellness routine: Health Benefits Aids in digestion Weight loss Balances the bodies PH Maintain healthy gut flora Clears skin Reduces gas and bloating Kills harmful bacteria Detoxifies the body Natural appetite suppressant Can relieve sinus pressure and congestion Gets rid of dandruff Sooths bug bite redness and...

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SugarBee® Apple Slaw with Citrus Chai Seed Dressing

Hearty, crunchy salads seem to be more satisfying in the winter, especially after a long holiday season of rich foods. Sweet SugarBee® apples make an ideal match for the green flavors of the cabbage in this fresh salad. Serve this as a side dish with grilled or roasted meats or top with grilled chicken for a healthy meal on its own. Created by: Meg Raines YIELD: 2-4 servings INGREDIENTS Dressing (makes about 1 cup): 6 tablespoons lemon olive oil 3 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1...

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3 DIY Fruit-Based Skincare Treatments

Improve your complexion and moisturize your skin with these fun DIY skincare treatments using Chelan Fresh fruit! Before you begin: Be sure to wash your apples first by rubbing under running water and dry them completely. Test any mask you make on a small patch of skin and let sit for 5-10 minutes before spreading across your face and neck - try the side of your neck or along your jaw in a discreet area. If any reaction occurs, discontinue use. SugarBee® Apple Cinnamon Honey Face Mask Both Cinnamon and Honey have fantastic antimicrobial properties...

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5 Must-Try Apple Salad Recipes

Whether you love salads for their nutritional value, their ease of preparation, or because they are simply fun and delicious — spring is here and it’s officially salad season! Many salad recipes include diced or sliced apples in their ingredients list because apples offer bright sweet flavors and a crisp texture that naturally complements leafy greens. They are also packed with nutrition and health benefits! Apples are full of fiber, fat free, sodium free and cholesterol free. A lesser-known fact is: some apple varieties are better in salads than others! When choosing...

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