Truscott Farms - Creston, British Columbia
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N 49° 05.742 W 116° 28.905
11U E 537833 N 5438223
Quick Description: Truscott Farms is located at 3016 Highway 3. It is about 2.5 km east of Creston on Highway 3/Canyon Street.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 3/17/2014 5:00:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMKBZW
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Long Description:
The Truscott Farm is a fourth-generation family-run farm established by George Truscott in 1912.

The farm originally started out grown Macintosh and Delicious apples. Years later, the apple orchard was severely damaged by a hailstorm and the family decided to replace the damaged orchard with cherry trees.

"Truscott Farms operates a seasonal fruit stand that attracts locals and travelers with locally grown fruit and vegetables. The focus right now for Truscott Farms is to evolve from generating revenue through exporting produce to building a local retail market—keeping products "home sweet home" for locals to enjoy right in their own backyard. Currently locals can purchase fruits and vegetables including apples, apricots, cherries, grapes, peaches, pears, plums, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and herbs at the fruit stand.

Truscott Farms in the Creston Valley was recently honoured with the Century Farm Award from the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture for being in operation for 100 years. This milestone award was presented by B.C. agriculture minister Don McRae. The family-run farming operation was also recognized this year in the annual Best of Business Awards, with Kootenay Business readers voting it a winner in the category of fruit stand. In 2012, Truscott Farms celebrated their 100th year in business.

“The fruit stand would become incredibly busy in the evenings," said Bill Truscott, owner of Truscott Farms, "and Dad would leave the fruit stand open and leave cash in the till with a sign saying ‘Help yourself and leave your money in the till,’ and he never lost a dime.

That is something Dad did for years and years and years. Any place where you can leave the till open and feel comfortable about it must be a good place to live.”

Truscott Farms has been recognized by Global Good Agricultural Practice since 2004. This standard reassures consumers about how food is produced; it involves the entire process of minimizing environmental impacts of farming operations, including reducing the use of chemicals and keeping employees safe."

The fruit stand was closed for the season when we were there in mid-March. Since Truscott Farms offers you-pick strawberries, they should be open by mid May.

Source - Kootenay Business: (visit link)

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Physical Marker: no

Century Farm Website: [Web Link]

Retail Sales to the Public: yes

Farm-fresh Products:
You-pick strawberries, apples, apricots, cherries, grapes, peaches, pears, plums, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and herbs

Additional Years of Recognition: Not listed

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