3 Key Strategies to Streamline your Packaging Decisions

Packaging decisions can be difficult and stressful… with many different options it can seem overwhelming and once you’ve chosen what you would like your final package to look like, coordinating supply components can be just as challenging. more »

Jul 8, 2015 2:02 PM Innovations

Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Positioned on a sunny slope in Duncan, B.C., the people behind Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard made use of elements created by those who owned the land before and created an environmentally conscientious, delicious destination. more »

Jul 8, 2015 11:43 AM Wine

Wireless Networks Move Pheromones Towards Mainstream Pest Control

Precision agriculture isn’t just for cereal crops anymore. BC-based company, Semios is using wireless technology in orchards and vineyards to monitor pests and apply pheromones instead of commercial pesticides for crop protection. more »

Jul 8, 2015 10:44 AM Innovations

Ambrosia Apple Slushie - A Natural Alternative

Tucked into an orchard along the Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) trail, The Trail Store Fruit & More is the perfect place to take a break from your activities. Owned and operated by local orchardist Rod Hollett and his wife Darlene. more »

Jul 7, 2015 3:26 PM Innovations

  • 5th Annual Innovation Issue

    Innovation can take the form of improving or enhancing something that already exists; like providing soft mats for staff to stand on, better signage to direct customers to your site, unique new tastes and flavours, and interesting eye-catching labels more »

    Jul 7, 2015 Publisher's View

  • Profitable Summer Fun

    Summer is soon upon us with June strawberries, early vegetable crops and other fruit crops making their appearance. more »

    Jun 9, 2015 Publisher's View

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    Photo by Kim Elsasser

    New Word = More Fun Times

    Most days we can tend go along day after day doing similar jobs and tasks without much thought or inspiration. Those days are necessary to complete the tasks assigned to us or that we have assigned to ourselves, perhaps by previous inspiration. more »

    Apr 10, 2015 Publisher's View

  • Goals, Land and Community

    Welcome to our first issue of the year! By now, you’ve likely set in play those new years’ resolutions or fallen off on a few. Sometimes timing is everything or it’s just not a top priority - you can always choose to reset them again. more »

    Feb 4, 2015 Publisher's View

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    Photo by Kim Elsasser

    A Thoughtful and Grateful Time of Year

    One of the things I love is coming up with new ideas! They seem to pop into my head out of nowhere. The other day, I saw an interesting idea to help remember things that happen throughout the year, things to be thankful for . . . more »

    Dec 10, 2014 Publisher's View

  • Gettin ‘er done… BC Style!

    I woke up the other morning, peeped out of my tent and saw dew on my car windshield; it had been a cool evening on one of my last camping trips of the year. It was also another sign that it was close to the end of harvest. more »

    Oct 1, 2014 Publisher's View

  • The Business of Summer Fun

    I remember summer being a time when I got a chance to run around barefoot until the streetlights came on and my feet were black, and swimming in my local pool and eating at least one Fudgsicle per day. more »

    Jun 10, 2014 Publisher's View

  • Agri-Tourism Made Simple

    Does starting an agri-tourism business seem too complicated? Maybe it’s not your cup of tea to have the public on your property? more »

    Apr 9, 2014 Publisher's View

  • We Like to Party!

    ‘We like, we like to party!’ Do you remember that song from 1998 by the Vengaboys? It came to mind while I was thinking about the International Tree Fruit Association Annual Conference coming to Kelowna this month, February 22-26. more »

    Feb 12, 2014 Publisher's View

  • 2013 Semi-Sweet for Growers

    I was lucky enough this year to be given a large bag of hail-damaged apples that were left over from a donation to a women’s pie-making group. The apples were so fresh, crisp and delicious; I enjoyed each one and made a few apple crisps as well. more »

    Nov 29, 2013 Publisher's View

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