In 2013, the OKCGA became the BC Cherry Association (BCCA). The new organization made changes that enable growers, packers, brokers, scientists, suppliers, and service providers to work better together on behalf of the BC cherry industry.
Membership reminders for the 2020 cherry season will go out in September, and payments are due October 31st, 2018. This will be the new payment cycle and we will send reminders each spring and fall.
Your membership is optional, however choosing to participate will benefit you and the future of our industry.
Growers: $50/productive acre, $20/non-bearing acre (1st – 3rd leaf)
The minimum grower membership is $250.
1) Non-voting member: $250 minimum (for growers with 5 acres or less)
2) Voting member: $500 minimum (open to all growers, regardless of acreage) to a maximum of $20,000 for 400 acres or more.
Benefits: new research and technology, BCCA promotion and market development, industry events, education, online listings for employees, sales directory, industry forum, classified ads. (Information for your website listings should be provided on your membership application. Disregard those sections of the form if not applicable)
Trade: brokers, marketers Voting member: $2500
Benefits: information and consultation in market development issues, strengthened policy and regulatory input, promotion in trade missions and exhibitions, online platform, consolidated list of producers/packers, group purchasing opportunities.
Sponsors: Industry service and suppliers Non-voting member: $1000
Benefits: logo and promotion on website, potential customers, access to industry events, seminar opportunities, and recognition for the sponsors’ significant contribution to research and market development for the BC cherry industry. Download the sponsorship form here.
Associate: Researchers, consultants, media Non-voting member: $100
Benefits: newsletters, access to producers, research, communications.
Download the membership form here.