Our Team – Profiles

Linda Fortunato

Owner/Operator

Education/Experience:

  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Selling fruit for 20+ years
  • Farming Experience for her whole life

Interests/Hobbies:

  • Farming
  • 4x4ing

Favorite Fruit: Cherries + Nectarines

Linda is the youngest daughter of Maria and Jose Souto, the original owners of the Fortunato Fruits farm. When John and Linda got married they purchased the farm and renamed the orchard "Fortunato Fruits". Linda spent the majority of her life helping her parents on the farm alongside her other 3 siblings. As she grew up she began selling in various towns throughout Alberta with her siblings and their spouses, attended university, and had children before deciding to settle down and solely work from the orchard. You can usually find Linda either in the packing area or on the orchard working incredibly hard. Hopefully this year we will get the chance to see her selling alongside John in Alberta.