Over the Hill Orchards
Outdoor - Most Wednesdays & Saturdays
Indoor - Most Saturdays
Introducing Dean and Sylvia Kreutzer of Over the Hill Orchards
A little gem located 15 minutes northwest of Regina, Over the Hill Orchards is nestled in a section of the Qu’Appelle valley and grows a variety of fruits, some of which might make you say, “you can grow that here?” Owned by Dean and Sylvia Kreutzer, Over the Hill Orchards have been bringing certified organic fruit, wine, and more to market-goers since 2007. Both Dean and Sylvia have always been fruit lovers, but it was a tour of a local nursery that sparked their desire to apply principles of fruit growing and tourism here in SK as it had been done in places like California.
Before the dream could become a reality, there would need to be a lot of research. Dean and Sylvia made many trips to fruit-growing regions in North America and connected with growers around the world. Even with all their gathered knowledge, the transition from plan to reality wasn’t smooth and there were some hard lessons learned from Mother Nature. Thankfully, they adapted and kept planting, and now Over the Hill Orchards has blossomed into an orchard and winery; offering tours, seminars, and hosting suppers on their patio. Some fruit you are likely to find at the market include: prairie cherries, strawberries, apples, grapes, raspberries, apricots, plums, dried fruit and more! Stop by their booth at your next market to learn more!