Natalina Arajuo – We Heart Local BC

Natalina Arajuo

Natalina Arajuo
Natalina Arajuo
BC Tree Fruit Grower

When Natalina Araujo took over managing the farm in 2012, she didn’t know much about growing apples. But, she knew that her passion for growing healthy food would see her through the learning curve. Luckily, he father-in-law was happy to show her the ropes.

We visited the Araujo farm in Penticton, BC just as the Ambrosia apples were about to be harvested. She showed us around and shared the story of how she went from working in an office to managing the orchard. Natalina wasn’t a total stranger to the farming way of life.

She’d grown up in the region and had felt the love of being on the farm. She also married a man whose family were farmers. When she felt the calling to become an orchardist, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Her father-in-law had just started to think about retirement and was thrilled that Natalina was ready to pick up things up just in time for him to do that.

Life is quite different for Natalina now and she wouldn’t change it for the world. She’s proud to put fresh, nutritious, whole food on people’s tables, especially when that food is Ambrosia apples.

We’d love for you to meet her.

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