Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: Osoyoos Fruit Market King
This week, our featured vendor is Osoyoos Fruit Market King, who bring fresh fruit directly from their orchard to the market! They are a family-run business that has been growing fruit since 1994. We had a chance to interview Jas and ask some questions about their business and their products and this is what we learned!
What types of fruit can we expect to see at the market throughout the season?
We carry a large variety of fruits. Currently, we have two types of cherries, Bing and Rainier (which happens to be Jas’ favourite fruit!), two types of apricots, Tomcot and Goldbar, peaches, nectarines, pears, grapes and apples!
What would you like customers to know about your fruit?
All of our products are fresh, straight from the orchard. We pick our fruit one day before coming to market, which ensures that it’s as fresh as possible for our customers’ enjoyment! Our fruits are all in perfect quality- we ensure that there’s no damaged products in the boxes that we sell. Check out our Facebook page as well! There we have more videos about our fruit, how we separate them, and what work we do on the farm!
Do you have any favourite dessert recipes using your fruit?
I have a very good one for peaches! You can cut the peaches into chunks, skewer them, and then put them on the barbecue. When you take them off, drizzle it with honey, or chocolate, whatever you like, and it’s absolutely delicious!
Where can your fruit be found outside of the UBC Farm Saturday Farmers’ Market?
We’re attending other markets as well, such as Ladner Farmers’ Market, Kwantlen Street Market, Steveston Market and Tsawwassen Market.
Osoyoos Fruit Market King can be found at the UBC Farm Saturday Farmers’ Market on the following dates: Aug 17, Aug 24, Aug 31, Sep 07, Sep 14, Sep 21, Sep 28, and Oct 05. For more information on Osoyoos Fruit Market King, you can check out their Facebook, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them at 604-440-1040.