Located in the beautiful and fertile flood plains of the Similkameen River, we have been growing apple trees for market since 2015. We have since grown from a small organic nursery to one of the largest in the region, supplying orchardists and backyard gardeners with around 80 varieties of apples on their choice of 5 different rootstocks that we carry. Our annual production is just over 30,000 trees, and is expected to grow to around 50,000 trees annually by 2021.
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Educated at the University of Toronto, and with a background in business development, I eventually went on to helping start the family business in electric transportation for a number of years.
In my 20s, I gradually moved my focus to a small valley in the Interior BC, where my Aunt and Uncle had settled close to 40 years ago. They and a few other farming families started growing fruit, and went on to develop the first Certified Organic farming Standards in Canada.
For almost 15 years, the Cawston/Keremeos Area has been a special place for me. I suppose, if you're lucky enough, it starts with a community that you adore, one that inspires you to find a way to be in. That's what happened to me. This is a community that centers around, and supports farmers in every possible way, and that attention is reflected in the quality of what we produce here as well as the hard, yet rewarding lifestyle we enjoy.
I grew up in Maple Ridge, BC on my family farm. I have early memories of helping them, and watching their nursery grow from a small perennial garden center to supplying many of the garden centers in the lower mainland. By the time I was 16, I began taking produce that I grew to the Maple Ridge Farmer's market Later on, I attended Kwantlen University, where I studied horticulture.
In 2010, we expanded our outfit to the Similkameen Valley, where I now live and farm. I really enjoy it here. immersed in the picturesque Cascade mountains, I feel I have the space to enjoy my surroundings, my community, and my work.