Apples Summerland

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BC apples captured several of the top spots at this year’s National Apple Competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) held in Toronto, Ontario. more

Nov 6, 2017 10:44 AM News

Inside this issue we feature four friends who turned an old packinghouse into a vibrant cidery at Kelowna's Scenic Road Cider. We also visit Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery and learn about the booming distilling industry in BC. more

Oct 2, 2017 4:20 PM Magazine

Innovation is a medium-sized word with a big meaning. It is a word thrown around to describe almost everything today, in almost every field of endeavour. Farming has been innovating and getting more efficient for hundreds of years. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Fruit Opinions

Inside this issue we feature new products and gadgets, mystifying chemical compounds and new growing techniques for the Orchard and Vineyard Industry. We have features on Canada's first tea farm in the Cowichan Valley, RJT Blueberries and more. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine

For the past few years, we have been spreading the positive message about the tree fruit industry and its resurgence. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM Fruit Opinions

Inside this issue you will discover Fitz Winery a new winery in Peachland founded by an industry pioneer. Sparkling wine at Fitz and at Okanagan College with the Bottling Excellence Lecture Series. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine

The BCFGA campaign and election is over and the initial noise had died away. The BCFGA Annual Convention was held February 2-3, 2017 and the re-elected Executive is anxious to get to work. more

Mar 30, 2017 2:51 PM Fruit Opinions

The past few years have seen a lot of positive change in the tree fruit industry and many more changes are on the way. Everything from long term replant to meeting our needs for labour. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Fruit Opinions

At the recent AGM of the BCFGA Fred Steele was declared president and Pinder Dhaliwal vice-president for another term. more

Feb 6, 2017 12:00 AM News

The B.C. government’s popular seven-year tree fruit replant program will now assist even more growers with an additional $1 million in funding over the duration of the program. more

Nov 23, 2016 3:52 PM Articles

Bare ground planting for the tree fruit industry would be an additional tool for rejuvenating our industry. To its credit the Provincial Government has supported replant - where trees are removed and new varieties planted. more

Nov 22, 2016 10:46 AM Fruit Opinions

Food Safety Incentive Program offered by BC Fruit Growers’ Association to its Members.For the incentive program, grower members of the BCFGA will receive a credit of $425 towards food safety costs if they are members of the BC Tree Fruit Cooperative. more

Sep 30, 2016 2:41 PM News

Inside this issue you will find features on the challenges and opportunities selling wine to China. Raptors for pest control and a story on local farmer Sunny Dhaliwal and his new ventures. more

Sep 28, 2016 2:15 AM Magazine

There is so much confusion today about the various foreign worker programs I thought it was time to write a column so people will have a better understanding what is going on and how things are actually improving. more

Apr 8, 2016 1:16 PM Fruit Opinions

This year started two weeks early and ended three weeks early - it was a scramble from the start! Growers contended with windstorms, smoke from forest fires, and excessive heat. more

Dec 2, 2015 2:57 PM Fruit Opinions

Kelowna’s city counsellor Mohini Singh is spearheading the charge to get BC apples into India. Singh, who works as the communications officer for the Ministry of Agriculture, brought up the topic when she was speaking to some tree fruit growers. more

Jun 9, 2015 1:59 PM News

BCFGA President Fred Steele and Vice President Bhupinder Dhaliwal

Photo by Kim Elsasser

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

It is hard to believe that food safety has only been in place nationally for 7 years. The CHC’s CanadaGAP initiative started when growers were being faced with multiple food safety requirements from retailers each putting their own spin on programs, more

Apr 7, 2015 12:00 AM Fruit Opinions

The BC Fruit Growers’ Association (BCFGA) welcomes the appointment of Lana Popham as Minister of Agriculture more

Aug 18, 2017 10:40 AM News