RSS

BC Fruit

Inside this issue we continue to Celebrate 60 Years of Innovation from Orchard & Vine Magazine, with some historic Innovations from the 1960s. We also feature new Innovative products, ideas and methods. We visit Rhonda Driediger at Driediger Farms an Read more

Magazine

Doesn’t everyone want to do more with less? Greater yields with less inputs? Yes please! Higher returns on less time invested in the field? Absolutely! Read more

Articles

Farming Karma

Photo by Tom Walker

One day last year, Rutland fruit grower Karmjit (Karm) Gill called over the fence into the vineyard of his neighbour, Anthony Lewis. “Hey Tony, can you make me some apple juice?” Karm is a top apple and cherry producer, farming 120 acres, shipping to Read more

Articles

Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded company developing new shelf-life extension technologies for fresh produce, has launched a new post-harvest technology for fresh cherries that ensures excellent fruit quality, called the Hazel Cherry. Read more

Innovations

If you’ve ever stood by a bin in an orchard recording buckets from cherry pickers with a clip board and pen as a storm approaches, you’ve probably asked yourself, is there a better way? Well, there is. FieldClock. Read more

Innovations

Cidery operations have become a booming business in BC, particularly in the Okanagan Valley, and now another upscale, fully organic cidery has jumped into the market. Read more

News

What does a young child do when they see a few toys in a waiting room or playground? They march over and start to play. Read more

Publishers View

2nd Annual Canada Fruit Festival A festival that celebrates fruit, veggies, music and movement. Read more

News

The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative (BCTFC) has purchased 85 acres of land in Kelowna, BC, with the purpose of building a new facility under the Cooperative’s new “One Roof” plan. In conjunction with this purchase, BCTFC has an agreement in place to sell Read more

News

I spent an interesting morning at the museum the other day, doing some research by looking through past issues of the inaugural edition of Orchard & Vine magazine, ‘The Orchardist”, circa 1959. There were so many old photos and articles that made me Read more

Publishers View

Inside the Spring Issue of Orchard & Vine we continue to celebrate our 60th Anniversary with stories about BC families with a long history in agriculture. Read more

Magazine

Orchard & Vine's 2019 Buyer's Guide. Find Suppliers for goods and services for the Orchard, Vineyard and Wine Making Industries. Read more

Magazine

Canada's biggest 4-day vegan food festival is being held August 9-12 on Okanagan Lake. Over 500 attendees from around the world will be attending who will be sharing their tasty experience to millions of followers on social media channels. Read more

News

Lisa_0419

Photo by Kim Kanduth

Spring is a beautiful time of renewal. Those tiny buds are breaking free to bring about new life. The soil is warming up and you can smell the nutrient rich soil. The clear sunny days are getting longer and you can begin nurturing your field. Read more

Publishers View

SAD

Photo by Tom Walker

Growers across the Okanagan are seeing productive apple trees quickly die only a few weeks after showing signs of stress. Read more

Articles

Ontario, like BC, produces a greater volume of fresh strawberries than processed, so looking at how those berries are sold, as well as areas for challenges and wins, can represent great opportunities for western growers. Read more

Articles

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has asked CanadaGAP to share important information regarding the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) with program participants. New SFCR requirements come into force on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Read more

News

Inside the Pre Spring issue Orchard & Vine is celebrating 60 years in publishing. Throughout 2019 we are featuring industry pioneers, in this issue Michael Botner tells the story of Nk’Mip cellars in Osoyoos which is celebrating 50 years in the wine Read more

Magazine

“The competitive challenges facing the BC tree fruit industry are significant…”, is stating what may be obvious to many in the tree fruit sector. This quote is from a recent study on the BC tree fruit sector, titled Strategic Choices and Directions Read more

Agricultural

Peter Toivonen

Photo by Tom Walker

As a post-harvest specialist with AAFC, Toivonen has spent much of his career studying ways to improve apple storage. He’s developed the DA meter into a reliable tool to determine the best time to pick Ambrosia and Honeycrisp for maximum storage. Read more

Articles