Our story started in 2014 when we fell in love with the Okanagan and property on Thacker Drive. The Okanagan lifestyle was perfect for our blended family that includes 5 children. What we didn't realize at the time is that the little apricot orchard next door would become part of our life too.
The apricot orchard had been part of the community and local family for many years but for many reasons had become overgrown and neglected. Our family had the opportunity to purchase this property in 2018 and decided to grab life by the horns and try our hand at farming. I am a professional geologist, who although spent my summers as a child on my grandparent's apple orchard was by no means an orchard expert and Kelly, a drilling superintendent had no orchard skills either. We knew that we would need a lot of help getting going so my parents moved from Alberta in November of 2018 to do just that. We get asked if King is our last name, no it is not. With so many different last names working this farm we kept it simple and gave it the name because it is located on King Road, a staple in the history of Lakeview Heights
My vision was to have a diversified orchard with all types of fruit and nut trees, flowers and plants and honeybees to make it complete. Since 2018, we have planted apples, cherries, plums, peaches, grapes, and many types of berries and of course added beehives. In the fall, we use our fruit to make jams, spreads, and pie fillings, which are delicious by the way as they are small batched and preservative free. We have also begun making soaps and shampoo bars because we want to offer as many homemade and natural products as possible! We look forward to meeting you!
Kelly, Rochelle, Brandon, Nathan, Ashlyn, Jordyn & Brynn
Abe & Marlene