I am a huge fan of Opal Apples. I think they are amazing apples because they are resistant to browning. How many times have you sliced up apples only to have them turn brown? These non-GMO apples resist browning due to their unique characteristics that come from the Golden Delicious and the Topaz apple something.
The first time I tried these apples was last year, they are very new to the grocery stores. I mean who wouldn't want an apple that won't brown. Finally, I can make an apple salad, or simply some cut apples without them turning brown naturally. I have always loved sliced apples but now I can slice them and not sprinkle a little lemon juice on them.
I made a fun cocktail last year in which I juiced some of these apples. These apples when juiced are full of flavor, and they have a beautiful color of yellow. By the way, appletini's made with fresh apple juice are quite amazing. Be sure to check out my Opal Appletini
Not only did the folks at Opal Apple make an amazing apple they also Make a difference. The Opal® is known for having a purpose. They seek to build a holistic, sustainable community by empowering members to put their dreams into actions and then serve their community.
This year Opal Apple Youth Make a Difference initiative for 2015 is looking to their fans and the general public to help them find their next great cause.
The Opal Apple Youth Make a Difference will award funding to youth-based initiatives serving their communities in the U.S. where youth, ages 6 – 25, take leadership roles in the initiative. We are looking for organizations seeking grant dollars in the range of $5,000 – $20,000.
The initiatives chosen will address one or more issues of:
Food politics and education
FirstFruits Marketing will distribute up to a total of $150,000 in grant funding in 2015, distributed as multiple grants with amounts determined by need of project. All applications for 2015 funding must be received by February 28, 2015.
To submit an initiative for consideration, click here and for an official application form, complete and submit. Applications must be received by February 28, 2015 to be considered for selection and voting.
FirstFruits of Washington will accept initiative applications from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or affiliated with school entities, in good standing, for funding requests related to community initiatives or program support who meet grant criteria.
Requirements and Exclusions
Applicants must be nonprofits operating in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and must submit proof of 501(c)(3) status, or affiliated with school entities, in good standing. Individuals who wish to seek funding for their initiatives are encouraged to find and work directly with a local nonprofit or school entity.
Organization must have an operating budget of less than $2MM.
For full terms and conditions, click here.
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