The family farms involved in Direct Organics Plus are some of the original organic farmers of the Similkameen Valley. As strong champions of growing without pesticides, the efforts of these farmers helped develop organic agriculture across the valley. Direct Organics Plus is a packing house and distribution centre for organic growers in Cawston BC. Structured as a co-operative, Direct Organics Plus helps small scale organic farmers in the Okanagan pack and market their crops, an essential service in this hard-working agricultural community.
These are deliciously delicious apples. Similar to a Mac, Spartans are great for eating out of hand or juicing.</br></br> Spartan apples are low in calories, high in water content and offer a fair amount of vitamins A, C and B. Spartan apples are also high in folic acid and the dietary fiber pectin, both of which help promote a healthy heart.
Although this apple was discovered in Washington State in 1987, it's quickly grown in popularity. Juicy, crisp, and sweet with just a touch of tart, the Cameo is thought to come from both the Red and the Yellow Delicious. That explains its shape as well as the somewhat striated look of its red-and-yellow skin, which is thicker than the Golden Delicious but thinner than the Red. Try substituting Cameos for Goldens in baking and cooking recipes. This variety is especially delicious when eaten raw.
There are so many apples in the world. Why limit a bag to only one kind? <br> <br>This bag is a seasonal mix of 2 or more kinds of apples. Apples can include but are not limited to Ambrosia, Fuji, Gala, Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Nicola, Sparten and so many more.
Delicious Fuji apples' interior contains a creamy white flesh which boasts being dense, juicy and crisp. Low in acid its flavor is mild and sweet with hints of both honey and citrus.</br> </br> Fuji apples contain vitamins A and C as well trace amounts of folate and potassium. They are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which has been shown to help prevent heart disease and promote healthy digestion. A medium sized Fuji apple contains about 80 calories and is high in both water and sugar.
Spartan is an easily recognizable apple. It has dark, plum-red skin that tends to bleed into the tender white flesh beneath for a beautiful effect. It’s sometimes referred to as a “Mac Baby” because, like many modern apples, it’s a descendent of the McIntosh apple and has many similar characteristics. Fine textured and bursting with juice
Bosc pears have a distinct bronze color and russet skin. They are sweet and juicy, with hints of fall spices.<br> Wrinkled skin on the tip is perfectly normal. It means its perfect to eat!