Rocky Acres Orchard
Introducing Ledeen & Perry of Rocky Acres Orchard
Ledeen and Perry of Rocky Acres Orchard planted their roots north of Fort Qu’Appelle near Lipton, SK. After settling into their homestead, they joined the Regina Farmers' Market in 2009. Ledeen tells us her favorite time of year is when all the fresh fruits and vegetables are finally ripe for the picking. She noted that their fresh Saskatoon berries are their most popular product. However, it’s no secret that Regina Farmers’ Market customers eagerly await the day when their variety of sweet and hot peppers start to arrive at the market too.
After purchasing high-tunnels for their orchard (think 200 foot long dome-tented structures) Rocky Acres Orchard says they’ll never grow their peppers outside again. Introducing these high-tunnels to their orchard has allowed them to have a longer growing season and given their plants an environment to not only grow, but thrive. They grow varieties of chili peppers such as the Ring of Fire, Chili Grande, Cayenne, Thai, and Gusto Purple. While their peppers are always popular at the markets, they also create products such as relish, salsa, fermented hot sauces, and dried and dehydrated peppers their products can be enjoyed year-round!
Don’t let all of this pepper talk intimidate you. Rocky Acres Orchard also produces a wealth of other incredible products including Saskatoon berries, apples, sour cherries, cabbage, zucchini, cucumbers, and tomatoes as well as numerous picked items, jams, and jellies to name a few.