The Other Orchard Workers

September 6, 2011

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Honeybees and Ladybugs play a big part in the orchard and ground crop here at Parsons. The bees are busy making rounds and especially favour the flowers of our squash plants, loading up on pollen and keeping the natural cycle in order. There are a few apiaries in the valley, so the relationship between the […]

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The Sweetest Fruit

September 4, 2011

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It’s that time of year again. The sun is hot, the air dry, the nights a little cooler. It’s the start of a new month and a bounty of fresh, tree-ripened fruit from the Similkameen is ready for you! Peaches, Nectarines and Plums are all coming on strong right now. We have freestone peaches of […]

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Friendly Faces at the Fruit Stand

August 25, 2011

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Stop by Parsons Farm Market on any day of the week and you’ll find some of the friendliest, most knowledgeable staff in the valley. Many of our market staff return each season and become the face of Parsons for travelers in the Similkameen, while others work behind the scenes conjuring up delectable delights from our […]

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Meet Your Farmer

August 23, 2011

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Quentin Parsons, 4th generation farmer in Keremeos, BC and proprietor of Parsons Farm Market. Photo by David Niddrie

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Cherry Pickin’

August 6, 2011

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Cherries are still coming on strong here in the Similkameen. The early varieties went fast and now we are onto some of the later cherries. As always, a stop at Parsons will give you what you need to satisfy that craving for summer in a bite – a tree-ripened, plump and juicy cherry! Here are […]

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All About Apricots

August 6, 2011

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Apricot season is in full swing at Parsons and we have a number of varieties on offer. Come by to sample the best tree-ripened, sun-kissed, just-picked delectable apricots you’ll ever taste! Here are some pics from the orchard earlier this week. Can’t you just about taste that sweet nectar? Photos by David Niddrie

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Opening Day!

June 28, 2011

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Parsons Farm Market will open for the 2011 season on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 8am! It had been a long winter and a damp spring here in the Similkameen, so the crops are a little on the late side this year. Planting and seeding had to wait for the optimum conditions to ensure the […]

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