BC Tree Fruit Grower
He grew up in a family of farmers but in 1992 he decided to leave Pakistan for a better life in Canada. Twenty years later, Tahir Raza returned to his farming roots when he purchased and planted his own Ambrosia apple orchard in Vernon, BC.
We visited Tahir in his orchard in mid-September as the Ambrosia harvest was just beginning. We discovered that the farm is still a family affair as he runs the operation along with his wife, brother and sister-in-law.
It was no surprise to any of them that running the farm would be hard work but they are happy to do it. They all get great joy out of growing and providing food for people – especially those who love Ambrosia apples.
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