Our Orchards is Exotic Orchard's new local food program, featuring local products from a wide array of producers and suppliers in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Surrey, Delta, and the Okanagan and Fraser Valley. As a proud Vancouver owned and operated company, we know the importance of supporting our local economy.
From a vast selection of BC's finest fruits and vegetables, to eggs and dairy, we source locally whenever possible so that we can serve you a fresher ingredient while supporting local farms and businesses.
Benefits to Purchasing Local Food
- Fresh and nutritious - shorter travel distances means fresher food
- Environmental sustainability - local farms preserve land and natural resources
- Selection - heriloom varieties help preserve seeds of local cultivars
- Support local economy
The average Canadian meal will consist of several fruits and vegetables that have traveled anywhere from 2000-4000 km just to get to your plate. By choosing to buy local, a higher percentage of our money is circulated back through our community. We protect farmland, preserve family tradition, create a sustainable food system, and help BC's 22,000 farms stay in business.
Our Quality Standards
Buying local food does not mean you have to compromise on quality. We make sure every local producer meets our stringent standards of quality and that every product is hand selected and inspected. The majority of our produce is either vacuum or hydro cooled immediately after harvest which means they maintain a higher level of quality and longer shelf lives.