5 alternative treats for Valentine’s Day to convey the perfect message


Valentine's Day is a special time to celebrate love of all different kinds. Whether it's to celebrate romantic love, adoration of family members, appreciation for neighbors or the bond between best friends, Valentine's Day is perfect for gifting a sweet treat that shows you care. Fortunately, you don't have to default to processed sugar overload to give something delicious for that special someone. Here are five awesome ideas for alternative treats guaranteed to brighten someone's day and make them feel loved. Warm drinks say: "You warm my heart." Invite someone to slow down, enjoy a "me moment" and sip something warm [...]

5 alternative treats for Valentine’s Day to convey the perfect message2020-02-11T21:39:22+00:00

An Apple A Day to Ace your Resolutions


It’s a new year, a new decade even, and no doubt you have made some health-related resolutions. As the old saying goes, “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away,” and it turns out an apple a day can also help us make good on our resolutions. Apples are packed with nutrition; a medium apple has 17% Daily Value (DV) of fiber, 14% DV of vitamin C, and 6% DV of potassium. At an average of 95 calories each, apples also offer a low-calorie, nutrient-dense snack instead of a high-fat, high-sodium junk-food options. Plus, the fiber will help you feel full [...]

An Apple A Day to Ace your Resolutions2020-02-07T22:06:33+00:00

Make This Year a ROCKIT™ Year


The new Rockit™ apple is known as the world’s first miniature apple. Although they are small, they deliver big on flavor and nutrition. Here is why you will want to keep a bucket of these little gems on hand all year round: They are convenient to take along. These little sweet treats come in handy tubes or buckets so they are easy to tuck into your gym bag, work tote, or family picnic basket. Having healthy snacks on hand makes it easier to stay on track with your health goals and avoid buying junk food when you are hungry on the [...]

Make This Year a ROCKIT™ Year2020-02-11T23:30:16+00:00

How to Construct the Perfect Smoothie


Smoothie Formula: Tip: To ensure smoothie success during your busy week, pre-portion bundles of smoothie ingredients together in small freezer bags and place in freezer. Then grab, blend and go! Smoothies can be a delicious way to add dense nutrition to your diet, or they can be as unhealthy as eating a candy bar or milk shake. Getting the right combination of ingredients makes all the difference, but doesn’t have to be complicated. Here is a handy guideline for striking the perfect balance for the ultimate smoothie. Don't know where to start? Give one of our luscious smoothies a try… Our [...]

How to Construct the Perfect Smoothie2020-01-16T16:53:41+00:00

How to Eat a Low Sugar Diet in 2020


January is a time for new beginnings, fresh starts and resolutions and most of us probably have a resolution or intent to clean up our diet in 2020. Undoubtedly, we have all come across the headlines that tell us how damaging white sugar is to our health. So, there is no better time than the start of a new decade to set changes into motion and ditch (or at least reduce) the added sugar in our diet. Although there isn’t a “daily recommended allowance” for sugar, since it isn’t an essential nutrient for our health, the American Heart Association has published [...]

How to Eat a Low Sugar Diet in 20202020-01-22T21:08:41+00:00

Homespun Gifts for the Holidays


The holidays have always been a busy time of year, but it seems they are getting more hectic with every passing year and ordering gifts online seems to be the easiest way to get through your Christmas list. But, taking the time to make a homemade gift from your kitchen allows you time to slow down, get in the kitchen, connect with family members and give a truly heartfelt gift. So we have compiled a few ideas for making the holidays homespun and special. Get the kids involved with an easy and healthy gift of SugarBee® Apple and Cranberry Fruit Rollups, photo [...]

Homespun Gifts for the Holidays2019-12-12T04:10:16+00:00

Grower Interview – Dave Robison


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. We caught up with Dave to find out what he’s been up to and what he loves about his work. 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 been farming since 1982. Our home place is at [...]

Grower Interview – Dave Robison2019-12-03T19:18:39+00:00

Hearty Fruit and Grain Recipes


Grains of all kinds have a natural affinity for fruit and we see grains and fruit paired together for every meal of the day. Think hearty warm breakfast porridges, lovely whole grain salads for lunch or dinner and even whole grain fruit desserts. The naturally sweet flavor profiles in fruit are the perfect complement to the earthy flavors of all types of grains. Firm fall fruits like apples and pears hold up best to the chewy textures in grains, so we have collected a few of our favorite recipes here to add to your fall cooking repertoire. Our new Lucy™ Glo [...]

Hearty Fruit and Grain Recipes2019-11-21T18:31:28+00:00

Fruit-based Cocktails for the Holidays


There is something festive about a fruity cocktail during the holiday season and since pears and apples are fall fruits they lend themselves well to celebratory beverages. We have compiled a few of our favorite cocktails here to add a bit of specialness to your next gathering. Our SugarBee® Hot Spiced Cider is the perfect warm and cozy treat for a cold winter’s day by the fire. The addition of cranberries in the SugarBee® cider balances the sweet SugarBee® apples with a little tartness. This recipe is wonderful on its own as a nonalcoholic drink, or can also be used as [...]

Fruit-based Cocktails for the Holidays2019-11-07T21:56:15+00:00

Cooking with Lucy™ Glo and Lucy™ Rose Apples


There is a new apple on the market and it’s a stunner! Introducing the Lucy™ Glo and Lucy™ Rose apples: These apples have a very distinct flavor that is both tart and sweet with a crisp texture. But it’s their gorgeous pink interior that makes these apples standouts. Sure, they are delicious raw, but why not use them to dish up a show stopper? Here are a few of our ideas on how to incorporate them into your baking and cooking to wow your family and guests. Because of their lovely color, both the Lucy™ Glo and Lucy™ Rose make a [...]

Cooking with Lucy™ Glo and Lucy™ Rose Apples2019-10-24T23:36:58+00:00