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Apple Butter from Organic Apples

 


Beamish Orchard in Warren Grove, Prince Edward Island, has been growing apples since 1990, and its family-owned business has been growing steadily. When a harvest season starts, the orchard gets busy with U-Pick and school tours. Alongside the U-Pick, there are freshly pressed apple cider, candied apples, Island honey and homemade preserves for sampling and sale. About four years ago, the orchard acquired full organic certification.

The apple butter product developed by Pat, a sister of the owner Mike Beamish, had been very popular for several years. In October 2012, they decided to increase production of apple butter and asked BioFoodTech to assist in scale up and production. As part of the project, the product formula and process had been adjusted for commercial production, and a product label with nutrition facts was developed. Recently, several hundred jars of apple butter product were produced in BioFoodTech’s pilot plant facility.

The apple butter is made using 100% organic apples, brown sugar and spices that give the product unique appearance and flavour. Using organic apples allows inclusion of the apple skin which is known to contain high levels of antioxidants and additional beneficial nutrients. The apple butter is available at the Beamish Orchard and local stores. 

For more information on the product, please contact Mike or Carol Beamish of
Beamish Orchard: contact-us@beamishorchard.ca; website: beamishorchard.ca