You know we've had a busy season at Salt Spring Apple Company when we don't have time to
update our website from bloom straight through until harvest. And it was that kind of year for us in 2014, with all sorts of progress in the orchard, by far our largest harvest to date and lots of reason to expect even more in 2015 and beyond.
It was a fabulous growing season in 2014, with a mild spring and a warm, sunny summer that ripened everything ridiculously early. By the beginning of September, we were harvesting varieties we'd expect to pick in October. And by September 28, we were entirely sold out of our modest 2014 harvest.
Now we're preparing for an equally busy winter of planting. Our goal is to get another 1,000 trees in the ground. And depending on the weather and the good efforts of our WWOOFers, this is an attainable goal.
Salt Spring Apple Company is working on something special, harkening back to Salt Spring's heyday as the foremost supplier of fresh apples to Western Canada.
On our modest little five acre property, we're growing an amazing range of fabulous organic apple varieties. Our goal is to take advantage of all that organic growers have learned in the past century about skillfully growing delicious, nutritious apples and doing so in harmony with the planet.
We're young and growing, or at least our apples are. In good time, you'll see our wonderful apples and related products for sale on Salt Spring, in Victoria and at a farmers' market near you.