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Historic Train Ride…and You Might Get “Robbed!”

Every year close to 30,000 visitors from around the world ride Summerland’s Kettle Valley Steam Railway.

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Small-scale farmers and growers often offer agri-tourism activities and events on the farm in order to get their name, products and the business of growing and farming in front of consumers, but just how many events are too many? more »

Jul 7, 2016 2:48 PM Features

In recent years a vibrant market for lavender has developed in North America, including British Columbia and Ontario. more »

Jul 7, 2016 2:34 PM Features 2 Comments

If there’s one thing the country of Mexico doesn’t want to give up control of, it’s tequila. more »

Jul 7, 2016 1:52 PM Features

Last issue we brought you the stories of innovative farmers who are changing the game by seeking out new markets, investing in new products, or finding new ways to earn revenue. In the Okanagan farmers are fortunate to get valuable assistance. more »

Jun 9, 2016 12:16 PM Features

Modern farmers in BC know there's a lot more to agriculture than just growing crops. Today's farmers are also entrepreneurs who seek out markets, invest in new products or technology, and investigate new ways of earning revenue. more »

Jun 9, 2016 12:14 PM Features

Wise Earth Farm is a small-scale sustainable farm in Kelowna specializing in organic and biologically intensive cropping practices. By emphasizing intelligent farm design, appropriate technologies and harnessing the power of soil biology. more »

Jun 2, 2016 12:13 PM Features

Carmelis is a small scale boutique dairy located near Okanagan Mountain Park in Kelowna. It produces rich, complex and refined cheeses that render full justice to the quality of the milk and the art of cheese making. more »

Jun 2, 2016 12:11 PM Features

This farm-and-nature based play space and outdoor classroom was created in 2012 based on two major principles for resilient communities. The first is that children need to play outside more often. more »

Jun 2, 2016 12:08 PM Features

Kristin Eng opened Hoof Prints Barnyard in 2015, a unique petting zoo located on eight acres near Kelowna International Airport. more »

Jun 2, 2016 12:04 PM Features

Following a season-long bicycle-tour of farms in Oregon, California and Eastern Canada, and two years at Ragley Farm on Vancouver Island, Jordan Marr and his then fiancé (now wife) Vanessa Samur moved to the Okanagan to start their organic farming. more »

Jun 2, 2016 12:01 PM Features

In 2014 James and Kristi Caldwell packed up their two daughters and life in Vancouver and moved to the family farm in southeast Kelowna where they embarked on an adventurous new lifestyle. more »

Jun 2, 2016 11:58 AM Features

Old Meadows Organics is a certified organic farm and market located on a 3.5 acre parcel on the Thomson Heritage farm, the roots of which extend back over 100 years of farming on this land. more »

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Off the Grid is a family winery opened November, 2015 and is operated by Sheri Paynter, her husband Travis, his brother Nigel and Nigel’s wife Hayley. more »

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Now in its sixth year of operation, Brookedale Heritage Garden initially grew produce for its own family food supply and to provide to the local Food Bank. more »

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Today's Farm Entrepreneurs

Brenda Dureault - Curly Frog Farms

Curly Frog Farm

Today's Farm Entrepreneurs

Old Meadows Organic

Jeff Ricketts - Old Meadows Organic Farm

Today's Farm Entrepreneurs

Mountain Valley Farm

Mountain Valley Farm & a Cross la Table

Today's Farm Entrepreneurs

Andrea Campbell & James Mayer

Brookedale Heritage Garden - Andrea Campbell & James Mayers

Today's Farm Entrepreneurs

Ron McMillan - McMillan Farms

McMillan Farms - Ron McMillan

Today's Farm Entrepreneurs

Harvesting Off the Grid

Off the Grid Winery - Sheri Paynter

Today's Farm Entrepreneurs


Hoof Prints Barnyard - Kristen Eng

Today's Farm Entrepreneurs

Audrey 2

The Clubhouse Farm - Audrey Hystad

Today's Farm Entrepreneurs

Carmelis Cheese

Carmelis Goat Cheese Artisan - Thomas & Amanda Burns

Today's Farm Entrepreneurs

James & Kristi Caldwell

Caldwell Heritage Farm - James & Kristi Caldwell

Today's Farm Entrepreneurs

Wise Earth

Wise Earth Farm - John Hofer & Brenda Paterson

Today's Farm Entrepreneurs

Jordan Marr

The Homestead - Jordan Marr

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