How about them apples!
Did you know that there are over 200 varieties of apples? Ambrosia apples are medium sized with a juicy, sweet, low acid flavour. They are great raw, for baking or in other main dishes. This variety originated in Western Canada, making it a true Canadian original!
SIZE: 2lb, about 4 to 5 apples
STORAGE: Store refrigerated and unwashed.
ABOUT NO. 1 ORCHARD
Sun-kissed local fruits like you’ve never tasted!
There is no short supply of produce vendors in the Public Market, but when we have a hankering for fresh fruit, we always make a bee-line for No. 1 Orchard. From a distance, you will immediately notice the bright, colorful towers of fruit that look almost too good to eat. As you get closer, take a deep breath and let the sweet, fruity aroma in the air guide you. By the time you reach the humble fruit stand, we guarantee you’ll want to try one of everything!
One of the original vendors of the Public Market, No. 1 Orchard has been providing Granville Island patrons with fresh fruit since 1979. They are committed to bringing in seasonal produce directly from the lush orchards of the Okanagan, as opposed to ordering commercially. In doing so, they help support local farmers and small business owners of the Okanagan region. The fertile soil and amazing year-round climate of this area provide the perfect growing environment for many of our favourite fruits, including cherries, peaches, blueberries and more!
No. 1 Orchard is particularly proud to carry unwaxed apples, which are picked fresh and transported directly from Osoyoos. Most of the apples that they carry are graded as “Canada Extra Fancy”, meaning they were each carefully inspected to ensure that they have a round shape, appropriate colouring and are free of blemishes. During apple season, which typically runs from late August to October, No. 1 Orchard supplies a wide range of harvest fresh apples, including BC’s own Ambrosia apple, known for its sweet aroma and honey flavour.
Don’t miss out any longer - try some of No. 1 Orchard’s farm fresh fruit today!