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Opal Apples Are First U.S. Variety To Receive Non-GMO Label
Opal apples, grown by Broetje Orchards in Washington and distributed exclusively by FirstFruits Marketing, are now Non-GMO Project Verified. They are the first U.S. apple variety to be verified by the Non-GMO Project, the only independent verification in North America for non-GMO food. Read More...
New High For Opal Apple Volumes
In its fifth season at retail, the Opal apple has reached new highs for volume and store participation. Read More...
5 New Healthy Foods to Try This Year
New, trendy products hit the market every single year. Among the many we’ve seen over the years, coconut products, kale, acai, matcha, hemp, chia, and way too many non-dairy milks to count have all stood up well. Read More...
Apple Pie Spring Rolls
Who doesn’t love apple pie? Who doesn’t love spring rolls? Well, you’re going to love this tasty twist on apple pie featuring deliciously sweet Opal Apples! Read More...
Opal Apple Pie Tacos
Are you looking for fun way to serve dessert? These Opal Apple Pie Tacos are an amazing way to serve up these crisp and flavorful apples. Your whole family will enjoy this creative dessert. Read More...
Opal Apple 'Youth Make a Difference' initiative doubles funding for 2015
FirstFruits Marketing, growers of the Opal apple, is seeking applications from nonprofit organizations to benefit from 2014-15 Opal sales as part of the "Youth Make a Difference" initiative, a campaign designed to provide financial support to causes led by youth ages 6 to 25. Read More...
Opal Apples
It’s the new year and we all want to eat a bit healthier and make our world a better place. Which are really 2 very different things but with Opal® Apple, you can do both! Read More...
Opal's Youth Make a Difference Initiative
In my real life outside this blog, I spent many years of my career working in non-profits serving low-income and homeless communities here in Seattle. One of my favorite jobs was when I had the privilege of working with low-income families and providing them with hands-on cooking classes and free food education for their kids. Read More...
Opal apples lighten mood on space station
Opal apples have arrived at the International Space Station, giving the crew an out-of-this-world photo opportunity. Read More...
Opal Apple Salsa
So, I hear there’s this little thing happening this weekend. Some people might call this… the Super Bowl. Truth be told, I’m not a football fan. And maybe, just maybe, I’ve never seen a football game in my life. (truth) Read More...
Introducing Opal Apples from Washington
Bristol Farms just received a delicious new apple from Washington – the Opal apple is a cross between a Topaz and Golden Delicious, has a beautiful gold skin, and offers a sweet crunch with a slightly tangy finish. Read More...
FirstFruits gives away Opal apples in New York
FirstFruits Marketing gave away more than 6,000 Opal apples in New York City Dec. 2. Read More...
Apple Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding is a dish that is perfect for when you want to serve a dessert that will impress. I love making a good old fashioned bread pudding. They are easy to make, and they taste, oh so good. If you haven’t had a chance to try Opal Apples, this is a good opportunity to try this special apple. Read More...
You Can’t Compare Apples to Opals
Disclosure – I wrote this review as part of the BzzAgent campaign. As a BzzAgent I received this product for free. They may not be available year round, but from November until March, bright yellow Opals are the apple of our eye. Read More...
Winter Rainbow Quinoa Salad
I’m so thrilled that today’s post is post is sponsored by my favorite fruit of all time — those golden, juicy, and delicious Opal apples. Major virtual high five to Opal apples for being amazing to eat and extra-amazing to eat in salads like this one. Read More...
Holiday Brunch: Gingerbread Waffles and Vanilla Apple Compote
Can you smell it? The sweet smell of gingerbread and apples, waking you up from a holiday slumber? Yum! Well, my recipe for vegan gingerbread waffles and warm vanilla apple compote featuring awesome non-gmo Opal apples is sure to put a smile on your face this holiday season! They are perfect for holiday baking as they are sweet and crispy and non-browning! Yum! Read More...
Simple Sundays: Apple Pecan Loaf Cake
The days leading up to the holidays are so frenzied with activity, and this year was no different. Each year I say to myself that I will get a head start with my shopping and card writing, knowing that the days leading up to Christmas often becomes flooded with last minute work and gift wrapping. Read More...
Crunch Time
Lemon yellow and celery crisp, the sweet, tangy Opal apple is a new variety that crosses a Golden Delicious with a Topaz. Farmers are now harvesting Opals in Washington state, so be on the watch. After January, they’ll peel outta here til next fall. (AARP October/November 2014)
GOOD THINGS TO THE CORE Interesting varietals to try
Opal – Grown only in Washington State, this apple is a cross between Golden Delicious and Topaz. Extra crunchy with a unique sweet, tangy flavor. It doesn’t brown after cutting. (Family Circle, October 2014)
An Opal a Day
A naturally bred cross between Golden Delicious and Topaz, the Opal apple doesn’t brown when you slice it. This late-season fruit is the first apple in the U.S. to get the Non-GMO Project Verified label. The apple comes from Broetje Orchards in Washington State, which donates 50 to 75 percent of its profits to charities annually. (Eating Well, October 2014)
 

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