Sunday, 31 July 2011

Happy BC Day

Happy BC Day to you all,  Well this continues to be an unusual summer. With the cool weather the fruit is ripening later than is typical. We only sell what we grow and for the first time in our history we were not open for the two long weekends of the summer due to no fruit to sell!!! having said that we thank all our customers,returning and new, for your patronage. We ended up having a good cherry season in spite of the late start date and fewer trees. Today I began to pick early peaches and I am hopeful that Glohaven peaches (freestone) are only a couple of weeks away from harvesting if this sunny weather continues. Get your canning jars ready! The plums are beginning to colour, as are the nectarines. They all look great. I trust you are all enjoying the extra day to spend with family and friends. Be well, laugh lots. Mel

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

humbled and grateful

Thanks for the positive feedback on our cherries. Nothing is more gratifying than knowing your hard work gleans positive results that are appreciated. We aim to please! mellhina;)

Monday, 11 July 2011

Welcome to our Fruit Blog

Hello everyone. This blog will provide the reader with a wealth of information about our orchard, Casa Del Mell located in the Sunny Okanagan. We will be uploading photos throughout the year of our orchard and surroundings and keep you posted on when the different varieties of fruits become available. As well, we will share some of experiences in becoming orchardists - some of which are quite amusing. We have learnt mostly through trial and error - alot of trials and lots of error! Now 3 years in, we have managed to bring the orchard to a place where we can provide excellent quality fruit for sale at our authentic roadside fruit stand or fulfill orders to our many "phone-in" customers.

Bountiful Cherry Harvest!

The Orchard in Blossom!

We encourage your comments and suggestions and please do stop by often to check out our new pictures and information about Casa Del Mell Orchards. Please visit our website for more information as well!