Taste the fruits of our labour.
With more than 400 farms cultivating the land to grow fresh produce, agriculture has been at the heart of Oliver since town namesake Sir John brought irrigation to the community in the early 1900s.
From ground crops to fruit trees, farmers have tilled these soils for generations. This is where ‘freshly picked’ means knocking the dirt off a bunch of carrots from the farmers’ market, or climbing a ladder in the u-pick cherry orchard.
Springtime brings weeks of blooming fields, like a fragrant wave flowing through the valley. Starting in mid-April (cherries) and ending in early May (apples), Oliver orchards literally burst into life. By summer it’s harvest time, beginning late in June and stretching well into October.
It’s a patchwork quilt of colours, with golden Bartlett pears, deep red Bing cherries and bright green Granny Smith apples stitched together by rows of vineyards.