Kettle Valley Weather Station

Water Usage and Weather Station at Kettle Valley

We all know that water is one of our most important resources, and this is very true in the Okanagan which has less than 300 mm of rainfall per year.

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Food producers will enjoy their just desserts at the 2014 BC Agriculture Council Gala on January 29 in Abbotsford.

Lisa Olson

Agri-Food Industry Gala January 28, 2015

This is a dinner you don't want to miss! Mingle with industry leaders, growers and people interested in agriculture. Donate to the Silent Auction and promote your business to industry leaders. Tickets sell fast, reserve yours today! more »

Oct 23, 2014 News

Pacific Agriculture Show booking up fast

Over 130,000 square feet and over 275 exhibitors from various sectors in the agriculture industry! Booths are filling up fast, so reserve your space today! more »

Oct 14, 2014 News

One RV + One Ag Minister = Better Understanding of Farmers Needs

Norm Letnick has rested up from his 6,500 km trip around BC and is ready to apply what he learned this past April. His first stop was 100 Mile house in the Cariboo, with his last stop being Parksville on Vancouver Island. more »

Oct 1, 2014 News

Kirsten Wakal

Another Great Year for the Okanagan Feast of Fields

The sixth annual FarmFolk CityFolk Okanagan Feast of Fields has come and gone, and oh, what an event it was. It’s not quite clear how the FarmFolk CityFolk organizers are able to get the weather to cooperate each and every year, but they do. more »

Oct 1, 2014 News

A Taste of the Okanagan in China

Summerland Varieties showed off their wares at the Asia Fruit Logistica show in Hong Kong. more »

Oct 1, 2014 News

Kirsten Wakal

Naramata Tailgate Party 2014 – 50s Style

It was sold out well in advance and the reasons were quite evident if you managed to get there – it was fantastic! The September 13 Naramata Tailgate Party was blessed with perfect weather and a gorgeous sunset. more »

Oct 1, 2014 , , , News

BCWI Adopts New Structure for Board

BRITISH COLUMBIA - BC Wine Institute members voted in favour of adopting a new board structure at the organization's Annual and Extraordinary General Meeting in Penticton on Thursday. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Funding and Press Releases

Intellectual Property Company adds Directors

Kelowna, BC – Two preeminent scientists have been appointed to the Board of Summerland Varieties Corporation (SVC). more »

Sep 25, 2014 Funding and Press Releases

Customer Appreciation Day September 19

“Official Grand Opening” to show off our new operation – 4650 Trans Canada Highway . . . Door prizes and Parts Specials . . BBQ Burgers and Dogs Served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. more »

Sep 16, 2014 News


In an innovative experiment, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation launched the first component of the new Back to Ag program through social media. more »

Jul 10, 2014 News

The Sunset Concert Series at CedarCreek

CedarCreek Estate Winery is pleased to announce that the Barenaked Ladies and Chantal Kreviazuk will perform this summer at their spectacular 400 seat Vineyard Pavilion. more »

Jun 10, 2014 News

"Summer of Love" at Gatzke’s Orchard

From four-course dinners in the orchard, farm stays, fresh fruit and vegetables, and a local products market, to rocking and rolling on the Big Blue Stage, Gatzke’s Orchard in Oyama, BC has lots of activities planned for this summer! more »

Jun 10, 2014 News


In front of a packed Council Chamber, Summerland Mayor and Council made its final vote in favour of the controversial land swap proposal that would remove over 80 hectares of some of the town’s best farming land from the Agricultural Land Reserve. more »

Apr 28, 2014 News