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From Peace Belly Farm

How to have a Garden Sale - video

What a fantastic way to market and drive more traffic to your farm! Now if everyone was brave enough to make a great video to help market their business, we might end up with daily entertainment on our news feeds. more »

Jan 21, 2015 3:37 PM Fruit

Orchard and Vine Fruit Survey - We Asked...

What has been your greatest challenge in 2014? more »

Dec 16, 2014 12:00 AM Fruit

Photo by Kim Elsasser

Interview with Fred Steele – President of BCFGA

Fred Steele became president of the BCFGA on February 15, 2014. We caught up with him to find out what's been happening since then. more »

Dec 12, 2014 12:00 AM Fruit

By Andrea Walker

2014 Fruit Round Up

This year’s Fruit Fashion Darlings. Looking at the numbers is one thing, but what really happened with fruit crops this year? more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Fruit

Fruit Growers Happy with Replant Announcement

Good news for fruit growers! Premier Christy Clark announced today in Kelowna a 7 year, $8.4 million Replant Program to assist growers in renewing the production base of the industry. more »

Nov 21, 2014 12:00 AM Fruit

BC Apple Growers’ Score Big at National Apple Competition

Congratulations to apple growers at the National Apple Competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario. more »

Nov 17, 2014 12:00 AM Fruit

George Petkov under his Kiwi canopy in Abbotsford.

Ronda Payne

Kiwis Take Root in the Fraser Valley

The mosquitoes are wicked at George Petkov’s leased farm in Abbotsford. As much as the blood-suckers are annoying, they’re no fools. This is a beautiful place to be on a hot summer day. more »

Oct 1, 2014 1:19 PM Fruit

Next Generation Growers Take Over at Granny's

Granny's Fruit Stand in Summerland has been a local and tourist favourite for years. Started by Don Cameron and his late wife, Josie, in 1992, Granny’s is now leased by Derek Lutz. more »

Oct 1, 2014 11:50 AM Fruit

Less Hands On and More Local Love

From a Summerland cherry orchard to a Vancouver Island winery and apiary, the Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia is helping make things easier for a pair of small farms who want to see their businesses grow. more »

Jul 10, 2014 1:40 PM Fruit

Tom Baumann is coordinator and director of the Pacific Berry Resource Centre in Chilliwack.

Ronda Payne

New Programs at UFV will make for Berry Good Results

Plants aren't the only thing growing at the University of the Fraser Valley's agriculture department in Chilliwack. First, there was the official opening of the Agriculture Centre of Excellence by Premier Christy Clark. more »

Jul 10, 2014 1:33 PM Fruit

Year in Review 2013 - Apples

Stephanie Symons

Chris Pollock, Marketing Manager for BC Tree Fruits, noted farmers didn’t have to endure the extreme rains they had last year; however, 2013 was not without tribulations.

Year in Review 2013 - Berries

Dusan Kostic | Dreamstime.com

In B.C. we are lucky that from early summer to late fall, road trips include the delicious taste of locally grown berries.

Year in Review 2013 - Cherries and Soft Fruit

Ewa Niwczyk | Dreamstime.com

The 2013 growing season gave cherry farmers a break from the rains of 2012. “It was a very good year in terms of quality and size of fruit,” says Chris Pollock, marketing manager for BC Tree Fruits.

Year in Review 2013 - Grapes and Wine

Gajus | Dreamstime.com

The harvest for 2013 is mostly in. Grape harvests are up from 2012 and quality is said to be superior to the last two years.

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