"It’s all about the lake and the environment. The lake goes back into the Cascades for 55 miles. It’s all glacier-fed. The snow melts and continues to be pristine.”
"I’m 58 and I’ve been in this business all my life. And I’m lucky enough to be involved with the beginnings of new varieties. We’re right on Lake Chelan, and the water is from a glacier. If you look off the end of my dock the water’s 10 or 12 feet deep, but you can see the bottom. It’s clear, like a swimming pool. On Sundays I'll take my dog and walk up the same hill I’ve been walking up since I was 6 years old and just look at...
Across both hemispheres, over three continents, enthusiastic orchard growers take a special pride in their Envy apples, which are grown with just the right amount of balance and patience. They’re wonderfully healthy, but they taste like a treat. They’re guilt free, yet a good chunky size. With a crunch that invigorates the sense, and an aroma, flavour and taste that offer a sublime moment of escape in the busiest, most demanding of days. (It’s little wonder apple growers are lining up to grow them!).
Enza growers in these quiet rural communities share the same environmentally purposeful growing techniques that are the envy of our industry. The fancy phrase for it is “Integrated Fruit Production,” or IFP for short, but they’d prefer to call it “common sense.” Growers safeguard orchards from harmful substances, eliminate the use of genetically modified organisms, and minimize pesticide use by disrupting the mating patterns of invasive species and establishing “friendly” bug populations that eat the “bad bugs.” It’s a difference you can taste in our apples, no matter what end of the earth they come from.