Who’s Hiring:

The cherry growers listed below are currently hiring for their summer 2017 harvest. In the South Okanagan and Similkameen, harvest starts in late June. In the Central, North and Creston, many will start in mid-July. Harvest often continues until mid or late August. Every orchard is different!

Remember, cherry picking is not the only job that needs to be done by these companies. And, not everyone is good at cherry picking! Many of these companies also need people to help in the field, operate equipment, work as sorters and quality control in the packinghouse, handle boxes in the cold storage and more.

If you are going to apply to work, please make sure you are committed to working.  Tell your employer if you can’t stay all season. Getting the cherries harvested and packed is a big job and it happens very quickly in a short time period. All growers are looking for reliable and hard working employees to help them get through the entire cherry season. Good luck!

Bains Orchards
3496 Fitzgerald Road, Kelowna, BC BC V1W 4G7
Sewa Bains
3rd week of July|4th week of July|1st week of August|2nd week of August

Orchard is near a city bus route and also two blocks from the local pub.

Campground, Cooking facilities, Toilets
Picking
Beulah Orchards
6292 Hillborn St, Summerland BC V0H 1Z7
Annie Beulah
Environmental Farm Plan, Global GAP
3rd week of July|4th week of July|1st week of August|2nd week of August|3rd week of August

Beulah Orchards is a smaller scale family owned and operated Cherry Producer and Packer located in beautiful rural Summerland. With 25 Acres in full production, we export quality fruit to Europe and Asia! Our Field Crew is almost full at the moment, however, we are in search of a Tractor Driver (tractor experience please!). We pack our own fruit as well! Currently we are looking for a hard working crew of people, who can dedicate their time to us for the duration of harvest in the Packing House. We need sorters and a couple people to assemble pallets for shipping in the cooler. Please contact us if you are interested.

No dogs, please!

BBQs, Campground, Cooking facilities, Showers
Packing, other
Carcajou Fruit Company Ltd.
16218 Garnet Valley Road, Summerland BC V0H 1Z3
Environmental Farm Plan, Global GAP
1st week of July|2nd week of July|3rd week of July|4th week of July|1st week of August|2nd week of August|3rd week of August|4th week of August|1st week of September

Carcajou Fruit Company is a family owned and operated business located in Summerland, BC.

We are still hiring for the 2017 season!

We are always hiring for the packinghouse and we also need a few more experienced pickers for the month of August. 

We have a safe, clean, onsite camp that is for employees only; no visitors, no narcotics, and no pets allowed. Positive attitudes abound! 

A bonus is in place for pickers and packers who complete the season with us. Currently, we think we will be in harvest until about August 31st. 

 

We offer farm gate sales of fresh cherries in season.  Please call ahead to arrange for purchase. Sorry, No UPick & No recreational camping.

BBQs, Bikes, Campground, Cooking facilities, Fridges, Power, Showers, Toilets, Wifi
Packing, possibly Picking
Coral Beach Farms | Jealous Fruits Ltd.
16351 Carr's Landing Road, Lake Country BC V4V 1A9
Environmental Farm Plan, Global GAP
2nd week of July| 3rd week of July|4th week of July|1st week of August|2nd week of August|3rd week of August|1st week of September

Coral Beach Farms is the largest cherry producer in BC. Visit www.coralbeach.ca for employment opportunities. Jealous Fruits Ltd. is the sales and marketing agent for fruit from Coral Beach. Visit www.jealousfruits.com for more information on buying cherries.

Campground, Cooking facilities
Danninger Orchards
449 Parsons Road, Okanagan Falls BC V0H 1R5
Chris Danninger
Canada GAP, Environmental Farm Plan
1st week of July|2nd week of July|3rd week of July|4th week of July

We are a smaller, family-owned operation focusing on the production of premium quality sweet cherries for international markets.

Our orchard is located in a natural setting, out of town between Penticton and Okanagan Falls.

Due to limited camp capacity, we strive to keep our harvest team small. We therefore give preference to skilled, productive, and reliable cherry pickers with a proven track record, who commit for the entire season. No pets allowed. Wi fi available for email only.

For detailed information, please email us for our employment brochure.

We do not offer U-pick, farmgate sales, or recreational camping.

Campground, Cooking facilities, Fridges, Showers, Toilets, Wifi
Pickers, field staff.
Dendy Orchards Ltd.
3700 Pooley Road, Kelowna BC V1W 4G9
www.dendy.ca
Canada GAP
3rd Week of July, 4th Week of July, 1st week of August, 2nd Week of August, 3rd Week of August, 4th Week of August

A family farm since first settled in 1903, Dendy Orchards produces premium cherries for export worldwide. Grown and packed with care and pride, our Morning Glory brand assures buyers of the finest quality and varieties, bred particularly for the Okanagan climate, by the Pacific Agriculture Research Station in Summerland BC.

BBQs, Cabins, Campground, Cooking facilities, Laundry, Showers, Wifi
Packing, Other
Duarte Orchards Ltd
5524 Chokecherry Lane, Oliver BC V0H 1T1
Sharon Snelling
Canada GAP, Environmental Farm Plan
1st week of July|2nd week of July|3rd week of July|4th week of July|1st week of August

Located 3km from downtown Oliver, Duarte Orchards grows & ships premium cherries around the world. We have an onsite, clean & safe camp, and are looking for hard workers to commit to our whole season.

Campground, Cooking facilities, Laundry, Showers, Wifi
Picking, packing
Elephant Island Orchards
2730 Aikens Loop, Naramata, BC BC V0H 1N1
Nina Wisnicki
Global GAP
2nd week of July|3rd week of July|4th week of July|1st week of August|2nd week of August

We are located in Naramata, within walking distance of the store and the beach.

We grow premium cherries for the export market, so need clean pickers who are gentle on the fruit and the trees.

Each picker must have their own SIN number, be 18 years of age or older, and understand English. No dogs.

BBQs, Campground, Showers, Toilets, Wifi
Picking, driver/loader, runners
Faynor Orchards Ltd.
110-33rd Avenue S., Creston BC V0B 1G1
Jenny Faynor
www.faynor.com
Environmental Farm Plan, Global GAP
3rd week of July|4th week of July|1st week of August|2nd week of August|3rd week of August|4th week of August

No pets allowed.

BBQs, Campground, Fridges, Power, Showers
Picking, packing
Gatzke Farm Market
3996 Irvine Rd, Lake County BC V4V 2J2
1st Week of June, 1st Week of October

Gatzke Farm Market is located in Oyama, BC.  They offer an Okanagan farm and market experience to locals and tourists from May through November. Harvest begins in April/May/June with ground crops and berries, and continues through the summer and autumn with a diversity of produce.

Other jobs include work in bakery, cafe, weddings, music events and gardening.
H&R Orchards Ltd / Creston Valley Cherry Growers
PO Box 1, 4733 Canyon-Lister Rd, Canyon, BC BC V0B 1C0
Harkesh Dhaliwal
Global GAP
4th week of July|1st week of August|2nd week of August|3rd week of August|4th week of August

H&R Orchards is a family owned and operated business located in Canyon, BC, in the beautiful Creston Valley. We are hiring for the 2017 season!

We anticipate starting our harvest around July 25th, and winding up at the end of August. We are looking for hard workers to commit to the whole season. We have a safe, clean nearby camp area that is for employees only; no visitors or pets allowed. NOTE that no jewelry or animals are allowed in the orchards.

We do not offer U-pick, farmgate sales, or recreational camping.

Campground, Cooking facilities, Showers, Toilets
Picking, packing
Jobst-Hof Orchard
15438 Old Mission Road, Oyama BC V4V 2G5
John Jobst
Environmental Farm Plan
1st week of July|2nd week of July|3rd week of July|4th week of July|1st week of August|2nd week of August|3rd week of August|4th week of August

We are a small, family-run orchard growing a variety of tree fruits including sweet cherries,  tart (sour) cherries, peaches, nectarines, prunes and apples.  German, Dutch, and French spoken. On city bus route.

BBQs, Bikes, Campground, Cooking facilities, Fridges, Laundry, Showers, Toilets, Wifi
Picking and packing
Kalwood Farms
16012 Oyama Road, Oyama BC V4V 2E4

Our orchards are all located in Oyama, with the campground and main office at 16012 Oyama Road, adjacent to the Oyama General Store.

The Packing House is located at 991 Salmon River Road, Salmon Arm.

To apply, please visit our website at www.kalwoodfarms.com

Campground, Cooking facilities, Showers, Toilets, Wifi
Picking, packing, packing house quality assurance, other at packing house
Kato Orchards
1170 Smethurst Rd, Naramata, BC BC V0H 1N1
Roy Kato
2nd week of July|3rd week of July|4th week of July|1st week of August|2nd week of August|3rd week of August

Short walk to Okanagan Lake and Naramata. Bus service to Penticton.

We are a smaller orchard that likes to keep the friendly local feel of Naramata in our operation. We'd like you to have fun working for us, but if you're coming to party, perhaps you should try someone else.

BBQs, Campground, Cooking facilities, Fridges, Laundry, Showers, Wifi
Picking
Laughing Coyote Orchards Ltd.
Loomer Road, Summerland BC V0H 1Z8
Canada GAP
3rd Week of July, 4th Week of July, 1st week of August

We are a family run orchard with 7 acres of premium cherries. We are looking for serious pickers to work on a small crew. The camp is not a place to party! Minimum age 19. No groups of more than 2 people.

BBQs, Cabins, Campground, Cooking facilities, Showers
Picking
Northern Cherries Inc.
4564 Highway 97, Oliver BC V0H 1T1
2nd Week of July, 3rd Week of July, 4th Week of July, 1st week of August, 2nd Week of August, 3rd Week of August, 4th Week of August, 1st Week of September
Picking, packing
Ocean Fruit Inc.
2940 McCulloch Rd, Kelowna BC V1W 4A5
Garry Parker
Canada GAP
2nd week of August|3rd week of August

Cherry pickers wanted for harvest on a cherry orchard in Peachland. Prior experience is an asset. 

Dates of harvest: Starting around August 11, for approximately one week, with end date depending on the number of pickers available.

Location: 5054 Elliot Avenue, Peachland, BC

There will be a bonus for picker who work until the end of harvest.

If interested, or for more information, please contact Garry by phone only at 250-899-1210

Campground
Picking
River's End Farms
PO Box 155, Creston, BC BC V0B 1G0
Ashley Freeman
Global GAP
4th week of July|1st week of August|2nd week of August|3rd week of August|4th week of August
BBQs, Campground, Cooking facilities, Laundry, Showers
Picking
RJS Orchards Ltd.
3004 Highway 3, Creston, BC BC V0B 1G1
Ranjodh Sandhu
Global GAP
3rd week of July|4th week of July|1st week of August|2nd week of August

For harvesting/picking of cherries:

  • No jewelry to be worn in the orchard.
  • Cleanliness is a must.
  • No animals allowed in the orchard!
  • Hours of picking: 2:30 am - 11:59 am
  • Picking totes are provided.
  • Must have own transportation to and from the job site.
  • Pay is piecework.
Campground
Picking
Sandhu Fruit Farm
7311 Hillborn St, Summerland BC V0H 1Z7
250-328-3618
Canada GAP
2nd week of July|3rd week of July|4th week of July|1st week of August|2nd week of August|3rd week of August
Campground, Cooking facilities, Fridges, Showers
Picking
Sproule & Sons Farm
4590 Allison Rd, Oyama BC V4V 2B8
BC Certified Organic
2nd Week of July, 3rd Week of July, 4th Week of July, 1st week of August, 2nd Week of August, 3rd Week of August, 4th Week of August, 1st Week of September

Certified Organic 10 acre orchard

Picking, packing, other
Tony dos Santos
4005 25th St, Osoyoos, BC BC V0H 1V6
Tony dos Santos
Canada GAP
Campground
Picking
Valley Orchards and Hillcrest Market
605 Bal Place, Kelowna BC V1X 8E8
3rd Week of July, 4th Week of July, 1st week of August, 3rd Week of August

Valley Orchards at the junction of Springfield Rd and Hwy 33, east of Kelowna, has fresh fruits, vegetables, and preserves for sale in the the shop. A coffee shop featuring fresh pastries and Indian as well as Western foods served indoors or on the patio, with a stunning panoramic view of Kelowna and Okanagan Lake.

Campground, Cooking facilities, Showers, Toilets
Picking, packing
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