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.
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.
Fresh & Tasty:
Our cherries are picked at their optimum maturity and picking / delivery damage is minimized. We Care about the Food we Grow!
You know exactly where they came from and we participate in a yearly audited On-Farm Food Safety program.
Supporting Canadian Agriculture:
Sustainable & Responsible Farming Practices: We are minimalists when it comes to the use of Pesticides, Herbicides & Fungicides. We also enjoy the use of Clean BC Lake water for Irrigation with no run-off from farm animals.
Ethical & Respectful Employment: Our crew are mostly French Canadian Students, but all are welcome. We provide fair wages, good facilities and a fun environment.
Highlighted here are the different stages of cherry development.
Stages of Cherry Development
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).
Cherry Varieties & Trivia