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Darcy Nybo

Inside you will find our annual Buyer's Guide, articles on Lunessence Winery's work to protect marsh habitat, the story of Backyard Farm in Oliver and an explanation of the new BC wine and liquor laws. W more

Apr 13, 2016 2:06 PM Magazine

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 News

Lavender Farm

Kirsten Wakal

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 11:41 AM News

Feast of Fields

Photo by Ronda Payne

Feast of Fields is a fundraiser for FarmFolk CityFolk with three events held this year in West Kelowna, Victoria and Langley with net proceeds going to fund a portion of FarmFolk CityFolk’s work throughout the province. more

Oct 1, 2016 1:11 AM News

On September 10th, 28 Naramata based wineries and their wines were paired with delicious cuisine from local chefs. This year’s theme was Bench Bohemian to honour the artistically unconventional lifestyles that are so much a part of Naramata history. more

Oct 1, 2016 1:07 AM Wineries

The Canadian Culinary Championships (CCC) have come and gone for 2016. It was a fantastic whirlwind of meet and greets, shopping, food prep, wine pairings and for the guests in attendance, great food and drink. more

Mar 1, 2016 11:01 AM News

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Farmbound started out by delivering fresh, local produce and organic items in the North Okanagan area and has since expanded around BC. more

Feb 16, 2016 10:22 AM Articles

Even if you love snow, there’s something special about turning the calendar over and realizing it’s March. Now you have even more to look forward to besides the inevitability of spring. more

Feb 12, 2016 12:00 AM News

It’s that time of year again… time to chat with BC’s Minister of Agriculture, Norm Letnick. Here’s what we found out. more

Dec 3, 2015 12:18 PM Articles

TricorBraun Bottles

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Going green just got easier! Wineries can now get eco certificates to display in their wineries and on their websites. All you have to do is ensure 80% of your wine bottles are from the ECO Series® bottle line from Ardagh Group more

Dec 3, 2015 12:08 PM Articles

Okanagan Crush Pad owners Steve Lornie and Christine Coletta thought about going organic back at Switchback Vineyard in 2006. Back then there were less than 60 hectares of certified organic land planted in BC. more

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 AM Articles 1 Comments

The Silverbacks at Thornhaven

Darcy Nybo

Giving guests a little something extra has proven to be a great way to build loyalty and spread the word about your winery and wines. more

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 AM Articles

FarmFolkCityFolk organized Feast of Fields as annual fundraisers to highlight the connections between farmers and chefs and to increase the connections between farm folks and city folks. more

Aug 18, 2015 12:10 PM Articles

The Davison family.

Photo courtesy of Davison Orchards

Davison Orchards is one of the must see stops for locals and tourists alike. Everything they grow is used on site. Fresh fruits, vegetables, pies, tarts, jams, butters, and juices are all made or grown right here. more

Jun 9, 2015 2:32 PM Articles

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

Young and Experienced Agrarians

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They may not seem related, but through potlucks and rock stars, knowledge and land is being shared across the country, thanks to the Young Agrarians. more

Feb 4, 2015 12:00 AM Articles

Kubota MX5800 HST Front Loader

Roy Persinko

​The MX5800 is the perfect tractor for moving pallets, bins, boxes, totes and barrel racks. more

Jan 5, 2015 5:49 PM Articles

The perfect tractor for your use in berry fields, orchards and vineyards, the Kubota M8540 and M7040 are the ones consider. more

Jan 5, 2015 12:00 AM Articles

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

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

Dec 11, 2014 12:00 AM News

Interprovincial Trade Barriers When will they come down? more

Oct 1, 2014 1:59 PM Articles

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 11:53 AM News

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 Articles

Tail Gate Party 2014

Kirsten Wakal

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

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