Roger Borges

Roger runs a multi-crop orchard near Osoyoos in the south Okanagan Valley. With summer temperatures that reach up to 40 degrees Celsius, Roger grows more than half a dozen types of apples and cherries, as well as apricots, peaches, nectarines and pears.

“I’ve been farming since I was born,” says Roger Borges when asked how long he’s tended his orchard, “Even though I was born into it, I love the freedom of being my own boss. I like planting trees, making something grow and watching people enjoy the fruit.”