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, Bing)
  • Cherry Juice (100% Pure)
  • Dried Cherries (Red & Golden)
  • Cherry Jams, Preserves, Jellies & Syrup
  • Gourmet Cherry Vanilla Extract 
  • Chocolate Covered Dried Cherries, Chocolate Bars (Dark and Almond Cherry)
  • 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
    • Charcuterie Boards
  • Pet Products
    • Buddy Bone Dog Chews
    • Pet Shampoo
  • Cherry Soap, Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Cherry Lip Balm
  • Dried Cherry Pits
    • Therapy Bags & Pads
    • Bread Basket Warmers
  • Cherry Topping
  • Cherry Salsa
  • Cherry Oil
  • Cherry VinegarBalsamic Reduction
  • Desserts
    • Cherry Danish
    • Cherry Cheese Cake
    • Cherry Bundle Delights
    • … see all our recipes

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

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:

  • The current list of suggestions:
    • Ciaramella & Ciaramella
    • Ciaramella Cherries
    • Crazy Calgarians
    • Colossal Cherries
    • Crazy about Cherries
    • Character & Creativity
    • Canadian Cherries
    • Charmed Cherries
    • Cherry Central

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

How Did We Become 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 Wonderful Wife (FJW2).

Help us continue to write our story.

Why 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!

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

We have 7 varieties of cherries on the orchard.  6 of them are available for you.  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

Nibble Sticks

Unlike humans, rodents need to chew on things regularly to keep their teeth trimmed and healthy.   Apple wood is a Natural, Safe, Environmentally Friendly & Healthy wood to chew: 

Apple Wood Nibble sticks are excellent for Pet: Hamsters, Rabbits, Squirrels, Chinchillas, Guinea Pigs & Other Small Rodents. 

  • Widely recommended for healthy teeth
  • Provides endless fun for your pet and helps prevent them from chewing on their cage.
  • Reusable, Durable & Practical. Can be stored indefinitely.
  • High fiber Apple chew sticks are able to accelerate gastrointestinal motility and support digestive health.