Upgrades added at fruit receiving station

B.C. Tree Fruits has added some upgrades to the receiving station in Summerland.

B.C. Tree Fruits has added some upgrades to the receiving station in Summerland.

A hydrocooler was added to cool the temperature of cherries before storage.

The hydrocooler was put in place before this year’s cherry harvest.

Ramps are being added and will be ready for this fall’s apple harvest, said Chris Pollock, marketing manager of B.C. Tree Fruits.

The facility, on Jubilee Road East, had been used as a packing house in past years, but as a result of changes within B.C. Tree Fruits, the facility is now used as a receiving station only.

Pollock said the Summerland facility is one of the bigger receiving stations in operation.

Fruit from Summerland is then sent elsewhere for packing.

A packing house in Osoyoos handles apples and soft fruits. Oliver processes apples and cherries. Kelowna packages cherries and pears and Winfield processes apples.

Pollock said there are no plans to return to a packing facility in Summerland, but the building will remain as a receiving station.

Space formerly used for packing fruit is now rented to two tenants, Pollock said.

 

Just Posted

Summerland golfers compete

Season begins for local golf leagues

Easter Fun Day packs ‘em in for Penticton child and youth development centre

It’s expected record numbers of people turned up for the ninth annual Easter Fun Day

Summerland Kiwanis Club provides support to local organizations

Cheques presented to organizations from Summerland and region

Penticton Speedway revved up to celebrate 50 years

The season will see go-carts and new races in part of its 50th anniversary

Mounties identify woman found dead on Kelowna beach

“Our investigators do not believe criminality was involved.”

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

South Okanagan community bands together on social media after shootings

Many in Penticton have turned to social media to express their condolences

Pacific Poke bowl lovers can get a free taste at the restaurant’s ‘Grand Opening Event’

The restaurant will offer some of its specials Thursday evening at its Kelowna location

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

Okanagan resort seeking connnection to rail trail

Predator Ridge Resort slated to present wish for trail from resort to ORT to Vernon council

South Okanagan society looking to bring new racing event to their park

The Desert Park Exhibition Society board is looking into hosting another major event

Youth Shelter Fundraiser encourages kids to play for a good cause

The fundraiser takes place April 27 at the EnergyPlex

Okanagan power outage scuttles – but not ruins – city’s mission’s Easter meals

Vernon’s Upper Room Mission will serve Easter dinner a day later due to downtown power outage

Waterway Houseboats wins $2 million for damages caused in 2012 flood

Houseboat company wins lawsuit involving Province of British Columbia, District of Sicamous

Most Read