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Market apple price to reflect orchardists’ price


April 5, 2010
By Kelowna Capital News

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April 1, 2010, Kelowna, BC
– Orchardists will be selling their apples at the 12 cents a pound they’re
receiving for them at the first outdoor Kelowna Farmer’s Market of the season
on Saturday, an attempt to draw attention to the impact such low prices are
having on those in the industry.



April 1, 2010, Kelowna, BC
– Orchardists will be selling their apples at the 12 cents a pound they’re
receiving for them at the first outdoor Kelowna Farmer’s Market of the season
on Saturday, an attempt to draw attention to the impact such low prices are
having on those in the industry.

Fred Steele, a Kelowna
orchardist and a director on the board of the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association,
said on average it costs 22 cents a pound in direct costs to grow that fruit.

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