Cherry Pits

They aren’t just for spitting any more!

Cherry pits can be used for filling a variety of toys and crafts. Any bean or rice filled craft project can be created instead with clean, dry cherry pits. Cherry pits also possess unique properties that make them ideal filling for hot or cold pads. Cherry pits have three times the heating capacity and heat retention properties of chemicals. Heating pads filled with cherry pits can be warmed in the microwave or kept in the freezer and function as cold packs.

Farmer Joe’s All Natural Cherry Soap & Shampoo

Soap & Shampoo

A 100% Natural / Vegan, Toxin-Free alternative to the chemically laden commercial alternatives you’ll normally find. Superb cleansing power for body, hair and scalp.  Made with our 100% pure cherry juice and packed full of essential oils and fresh ingredients so you’ll have problem free skin & gorgeous hair every time. 

NO Sulphates, Parabens, Detergents, Foaming Agents, Waxes, Artificial Colours, Propylene Glycol, Bromides or Alcohols

Just Lather & Apply to Body or Scalp – then rinse clean.

All Natural / Can be used in the Lake

Save the Environment by reducing Plastic Packaging & Chemical Usage. A great gift or stocking stuffer.

AIRLINE READY! Pack these solid bars in your carry-on.

Visit Us at the Orchard or at the Penticton Farmer’s Market

Penticton Farmer’s Market Operates every Saturday from 8:30 -1:00 on Main Street (Down by the Water Front)

Treat yourself to the Tastes, Sights, Smells & Sounds of the farmer’s market. An excellent opportunity to just stroll and enjoy the Okanagan. If you miss us, you can always visit the farm to get what you need in our Barn.

Come and visit even if you don’t want to buy anything and we’ll be happy to take you on a tour of the orchard.

Open 7 days a week.

Find “Everything Cherry” in our Orchard Store (Lower Level of the Barn)

What does the CC stand for?

Many people ask us about the CC in CC Orchards.  Originally, it was just Ciaramella & Ciaramella – aka:  Trish & Joe.

We have to admit though, that we have received many guesses and suggestions from friends and family over the years.  The list has now grown to include:
•  Ciaramella & Ciaramella
•  Ciaramella Cherries
•  Crazy Calgarians
•  Colossal Cherries
•  Crazy about Cherries
•  Character & Creativity
•  Canadian Cherries

If you’ve got some of your own ideas you’d like to share, just drop us a line.

What To Do with Cherry Trees

People are often surprised at what we’ve been able to do with our beautiful cherry trees.

Here is a list of what we’ve come up with thus far:

  • Fresh Cherries (Vans, Stellas, Lambert, Lapins, Rainiers, Sweetheart)
  • Dried Cherries (Red & White)
  • Cherry Jams, Preserves & Jellies (Whole Cherries – Red & White)
  • Chocolate Covered Dried Cherries
  • Dried Cherry Stem Tea Infusion
  • Cherry Wood
    • Pizza Oven Wood
    • BBQ Smoker Bits
    • Fire Wood
    • Fire Starters / Craft Creation Bundles
    • Mulch
    • Clay Pottery Ash Flux
    • Carvings & Turnings
    • Dog Bones
  • Cherry Pits
    • Landscaping Cover
    • Neck Warmer/Chiller
  • Cherry Topping
  • Cherry Salsa
  • Cherry Oil
  • Cherry VinegarBalsamic Reduction
  • Deserts
    • Cherry Danish
    • Cherry Cheese Cake
    • Cherry Bundle Delights
      • … see all our recipes
  • Cherry Wine
  • Cherry Liquor

Have some new ideas?  We’d love to hear them.

Crazy About Cherries

A little while ago now, a reporter (Susan McIver) from the Penticton Harold came by and did an interview with us.

Here is her take on Farmer Joe (FJ) & Farmer Joe’s Wife (FJW).

Help us continue to write our story.

Cherries We Grow

There are 6 varieties of cherries on the orchard.  VANS mature early (mid to late June), followed by STELLAS & LAMBERTS.  Our largest variety are LAPINS.   RAINIERS are available all season long as they are spot-picked.  SWEETHEARTS  end our season (mid to late July).

 

Learn More:

Cherry Varieties & Trivia