I'd say this last fall/winter we've seen at least four orchards in the valley go under the axe. Four I know of. It's next to impossible to compete with the cherries coming out of Washington state. Well, that and it's a ton of work and a lot of the orchardists are getting older. Some are replanting to mixed soft fruits, some to grapes. It's an interesting time here. Please buy B.C. fruit.
Musings on books, coffee and the small world that is Creston, British Columbia, Canada