Grape Region

Golden Mile Bench, Newly Named Wine Region in the Okanagan

Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick announces the new sub-appellation of the Golden Mile Bench area.

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Photo by Kim Elsasser

Steele Continues to Build on Previous Foundation

The BC Fruit Growers Association 2015 convention and AGM held few surprises. The annual meeting saw the approval of more than 30 resolutions and the election of the 2015 executive, including the re-election of Fred Steele, president. more »

Apr 10, 2015 2:20 PM News

Looking to Sell or Expand your Farm or Winery Business?

Opportunity is knocking for B.C. business owners looking to sell or attract investment using a database offering greater prominence in the global marketplace. more »

Apr 10, 2015 2:16 PM Funding and Press Releases

Soilmate a Winner!

It has only been up for 10 months, but Soil Mate, a Kelowna-based website that connects consumers with local food and beverages, has been recognized for the Best Concept in B.C. at the 12th Annual Small Business Awards held in Vancouver in February. more »

Apr 10, 2015 2:13 PM News

'Mystery Wine' a Hit at Culinary Championships

You know you’ve got something special when your wine is chosen to be the Mystery Wine at the People’s Choice Awards at the Canadian Culinary Championships. Held earlier this year at the Kelowna Delta Grand Hotel, more than 400 guests more »

Apr 10, 2015 1:57 PM News

Arctic® Apples Approved in Canada

Nonbrowning Arctic® apples have been approved for commercial sale in Canada, as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC) have concluded their respective reviews. more »

Mar 20, 2015 2:51 PM News


Interior Health is requesting Expressions of Interest from interested parties who wish to lease designated portions of a 3.42 hectare parcel of land zoned A1 Agricultural and CD-8 Comprehensive Development in West Kelowna. more »

Feb 26, 2015 12:00 AM News

BC Fruit Growers and Agriculture Benefit from BC Budget

Good news for BC Fruit Growers, BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Program, Buy Local, Water Sustainability, and will benefit from 2015/2016 BC Budget. more »

Feb 17, 2015 12:00 AM News

Steele, Dukhia in Running for BCFGA Presidency

It’s that time of year again; time to elect (or re-elect) the Board of Directors for the BCFGA for 2015. more »

Feb 6, 2015 12:00 AM News

Think Tractor Safety

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Think Tractor Safety

Agriculture is a dangerous business. It is consistently found to be one of the most hazardous workplaces in BC. In 2014, the Okanagan Region was the site of three serious tractor incidents. more »

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Funding and Press Releases

Chefs behind the counter at Waterfront Wines, who prepared the food at Tourism Kelowna’s Farm-to-Table program launch in late April

Salt Food Photography, Tourism Kelowna

Eat Local Videos

Enjoy the videos we've found on growing, buying and eating local food. more »

Jan 21, 2015 4:08 PM News

New Book Teaches Growers Tips on Frost Protection

Steve Hammersmith's presents training manual for farmers on avoiding weather damage. more »

Jan 12, 2015 3:28 PM Funding and Press Releases

Norm Letnick at B.C. Beef Day in Victoria.

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Honourable Norm Letnick, BC Minister of Agriculture Interview

Honourable Norm Letnick, Minister of Agriculture The 2014 Orchard & Vine Interview more »

Dec 11, 2014 12:00 AM News

Profiting Sustainably

Summerhill Values the Environmental Farm Plan more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:29 PM Funding and Press Releases

The Great Grape Adventure – Okanagan

Congratulations to Darcy Nybo our own Orchard & Vine writer for publishing a great new childrens' book. The Great Grape Adventure Okanagan highlights things to do and see from Enderby to Osoyoos. more »

Dec 4, 2014 12:31 PM Funding and Press Releases