About Us

Who we are

Duarte Orchards produce and package world-class premium cherries under the SO FRESH label.  We have approximately 20 acres in the production of large, late maturing cherry cultivars.  The varieties we grow include Satins, Lapins, Skeenas, Sweethearts, Kootenays and Staccatos.  They have all been developed by the Canadian research program at PARC in Summerland, B.C. and are well known for their exceptional qualities.  Harvest normally runs from the first week of July through the first week of August, although this varies depending on the weather and how the fruit ripens.  Our cherries are all hand packed in our state of the art facility located right on our farm.  We provide a custom packing service to other growers as well.

Our Goal

Due to the competitive situation in the fruit growing industry, our objective is to be the first-choice supplier of customers demanding premium cherries throughout our growing season.  We firmly believe that providing consistent premium fruit will attract a new following of devoted cherry lovers and repeat business.  This not only benefits the stakeholders of Duarte Orchards but also our customers, our employees and the final consumer.

More than just Cherries...

We produce a variety of different tree fruits, including peaches, nectarines and apples. Peach and nectarine season starts just as the cherries finish in August. As the stone fruit season ends at the beginning of September the apples begin ending in October. Then comes our short break before pruning begins to prepare for the next year. You can find our peaches and nectarines at farmers markets and in stores across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Contact us for more information through our Contact Us page.

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