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About the BC Cherry Association

The BC Cherry Association (BCCA) represents growers, marketers, packers, researchers and industry members. The BCCA sponsors research to grow and deliver top quality cherries to markets around the world. We also work to promote and strengthen marketing opportunities.

OUR RESEARCH

The BCCA supports research projects that help advance the cherry industry. Successful projects on pest control, post harvest handling, breeding, and disease suppression are examples of work done in past.

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OUR MARKETING

The BCCA works with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the BC Ministry of Agriculture to administer export programs. We also act as the industry body when negotiating market access for new cherry export deals.

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GROWER RESOURCES

The BCCA works with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the BC Ministry of Agriculture to administer export programs. We also act as the industry body when negotiating market access for new cherry export deals.

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Our Latest News

Industry Pruning Demo and Barbeque

It's time to reconnect in a safe environment! Please join us on the evening of February 24, 2022 between 4 and 7 pm for an industry social event. Come enjoy an outdoor fire, tasty food, a refreshing beverage, and good conversation with fellow growers and industry reps. There will be a pruning demonstration and updates on some of the new...

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2022 Cherry Export Documents Now Available

Growers and packing facility representatives who want to export their cherries to China, Japan, Thailand, the European Union, or the UK this year have until March 11, 2022 to get their applications in. Please find all the documents and instructions here....

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BC Cherry Association 2022 AGM

The BCCA AGM will be held on the mornings of Wednesday and Thursday February 23-24, 2022 from 8:30am to 12pm. It will once more be a virtual event held on the Zoom Webinars platform. Attendees can expect to hear lots of interesting speakers talking on horticulture, research, and export-related topics. We look forward to seeing all cherry industry stakeholders there! Download...

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Little Cherry Disease Information Meetings - June 15 - 24, 2021

Members of the Little Cherry Disease/Western X Task Force are organizing grower information meetings for cherry growers in the Okanagan/Similkameen and Creston Valleys on the following 2021 dates:

  • Creston: Tuesday June 15, 9:30 am, Millenium Park
  • Oliver: Wednesday June 16, 4:00 pm, Growers Supply
  • Penticton: Friday June 18, 1:00 pm, Growers Supply
  • Kelowna: Tuesday June 22, 9:30am, Jealous Fruits Belgo...

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