Fruit Tasting Boxes
Are you a fruit fanatic, or know someone who is? We have the perfect gift for the fresh organic local foodie in your life!
Every year we host an annual fruit tasting open house in October (this year it's on Saturday Oct 14th - mark your calendars!), for folks to come sample varieties of fruit from our orchard. However nearly all the early season fruits are past their peak by then no matter how we store them. Enter fruit tasting boxes!
Here’s how it works:
Boxes may be purchased for the following dates*:
They must be ordered at least 1 week ahead so we can be organized, and availability is limited so get your order in ASAP!
We will offer 2 box sizes with seasonally ripe fruit. What you’ll get will be a surprise, but we will curate each weeks’ box to cover a variety of flavours, textures, colours, etc. . Just a reminder we manage the orchard in ‘minimalist organic’ method, and some of our fruit may have some minor pest damage. Rest assured while we don’t currently certify, the fruit is organically grown.
Included will be a little pamphlet on the orchard and our farm, and suggested food pairings for your tasting. The box sizes are:
$25 Basic Box: includes 6 -7 unique varieties of fruit you won’t find at the grocery store with variety description tags. Example early Sept box might have: Pink Pearl apple, Rouville apple, Lodi apple, Dolgo apple, St. Lawrence apple, Butirra Precoce Moretini pear, and a plum based on availability.
$60 Deluxe Box: (likely not available on Sept 9 date, based on seasonal availability) includes 15+ unique varieties of apples and pears and other fruits, all of which you won’t find at the grocery store. With this box size, feel free to indicate if you have a preference of types/uses of fruit (eg. cider), and we will try to incorporate that theme. If no preference is indicated, we will include a bit of everything!
Each week will be a different selection, so you can fully enjoy the unique flavours that unfold throughout the season!
Shipping vs. Pick up: Orders will be available for pick up on the Saturday dates listed above. Additional fruit may be for sale on these dates at the nursery as available. If you need your order shipped, there will be an additional handing fee on top of the shipping fee so we can take extra care packaging the fruit so it arrives safely.
*orders requiring shipping will be shipped the following Monday to pick-up date. I.e. a tasting box for Sept 9 will be shipped Sept 11.