Why storage research is important to apple production

January 30, 2017

Apples are a fruit that can be enjoyed equally well at harvest or months later. Many Ontario apple growers put their crop into storage so that consumers can eat fresh local apples throughout the fall and winter months.Apples stored in a commer...

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Nine reasons why you should be eating apples

January 03, 2017

There’s an old saying that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.  Are those just words used to try to get people to eat more fruit – or could there be more to it than that?In fact, the health benefits of eating a...

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What really happens to the less than perfect apples

October 31, 2016

More than 30 per cent of Canada’s food is wasted. That shocking statistic comes from Value Chain Management International, an Oakville-based consultancy that studies the food waste problem extensively.So how does that apply to Ontario&rs...

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Apples, cheeses, wines and ciders…oh my!

November 23, 2015

It’s November, which means the holiday entertaining season is almost upon us.Some people love their tried and true holiday traditions – especially when it comes to food – but if you’re looking to shake things up a ...

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Apple co-op supporting farmers for over 100 years

October 08, 2015

For many of its members, belonging to the Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association is a family tradition going back four or even five generations. The farmers’ co-operative has been in existence for over 100 years, getting its start in 19...

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