B.C. Cranberry growers were elated to hear their industry is developing the first ever cranberry research farm in Canada.
Spotted Wing Drosophila seminar a highlight for berry growers. more »
Nov 28, 2013 in Features
Avenue’s Maintenance Program is now on! They can spot any potential problems you may have with your equipment before it becomes an expensive failure. Check out the offer here! more »
Nov 4, 2013 in Features
In April Osoyoos hosted the annual Slow Food Canada National Meeting. This was the first time the national event had ever been hosted in anything but a large city. Conversely, this was the most ambitious Slow Food event ever held in Canada and arguab more »
In bygone days, when a wine barrel was past its prime, it usually ended up being cut in half and sitting in someone’s yard as a planter. Now those barrels can be restored using a technology known as Phoenix, developed by Diverse Barrel Solutions. more »
Some people say young people have no dedication or work ethic. They obviously haven’t met the youth who want into farming, but don’t know how to get their fingers in the dirt in the face of rising land costs coupled with stiff competition. more »
Some people say young people have no dedication or work ethic. They obviously haven’t met the youth who want into farming, but don’t know how to get their fingers in the dirt in the face of rising land costs coupled with stiff competition from subsidized markets.
Kelsey Rieger grew up on her family farm, Orchard Corners, in Kelowna. It’s a small farm; 15 acres planted mostly in apples and the rest in peaches, pears, plums and blueberries. The senior Riegers, wanting to retire, put the farm up for sale. Of their three children, only Kelsey was interested in taking over.
From the Oil-Patch to Wine Maker