Our Team – Profiles

John Fortunato

Owner/Operator

Education/Experience:

  • Selling fruit for 20+ years
  • Class 1 driver for 25+ years
  • Farming experience for 30+ years

Interests/Hobbies:

  • Video games
  • Soccer
  • Collecting various items

Favorite Fruit: Everything (except prune plums)

John is Linda Fortunato's husband. He was raised in Barroca, Portugal until 1989 when he moved to Canada where he stayed with his older sibling and worked for Linda's parents. As time went by John and Linda sold alongside each other in various towns throughout Alberta, got married, bought the orchard, began their business, and had children. John now hauls fruit from their family farm in Oliver, BC all the way up to Hay River, NWT throughout the summer and helping his wife on the orchard throughout the rest of the year. You can usually find him chatting and laughing with customers or driving miles and miles in his purple semi.