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
•  Colossal Cherries
•  Crazy about Cherries
•  Character & Creativity

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 do with our 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.

Reasons to Buy our Cherries

Fresh & Tasty:
Our cherries are picked at their optimum maturity and picking / delivery damage is minimized. We Care about the Food we Grow!

Traceability:
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.

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:

Trifold Cherry Varieties