Tinka Orchard CSA supports the farm of Al Tinka in Summerland, BC and ensures that he receives a fair price for his delicious orchard fruit, allowing him to continue to farm his heirloom fruit trees in the natural, sustainable way he always has.
A retired high school teacher, Al Tinka purchased his Orchard in 1975 and has been farming it as a labour of love ever since. Some of his oldest heirloom trees are up to 65 years old.
Al does not use sprays or pesticides of any kind. He farms in a traditional way that sustains the health of the orchard, farmer and consumer long term. While the orchard is not certified organic, no herbicide or pesticide sprays are used in the orchard. The CSA model fosters a closer link between producers and consumers. So any questions consumers may have about specific orchard practices can be easily answered – please contact the CSA coordinators if you have any questions!