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Since we have been researching and digging up past stories during our 60th year, it’s easy to notice how farm businesses and products have been evolving. Read more

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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

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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

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Is spring here already or are we just preparing for it in our heads? While it’s good to have some quiet hibernation time or get away to a warm climate for a holiday, spring feels like it is right around the corner, at press time anyway. Are you ready Read more

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This year has gone by so fast. Has it for you? I feel as though the year has just flown by. Speaking of time flying by, did you know that this magazine has been around for 60 years? It started in 1959 as the BC Orchardist. I bet she (the magazine) st Read more

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Have you heard that fall is the new January, as in; we tend to get back on track and set up new routines after the summer season is over or once the kids go back to school. Or in the case of harvest, you could be in full work mode, so there is no tim Read more

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If you’ve ever seen a robotic vacuum scoot around the room cleaning your floor you know how enjoyable it is to see your floors cleaned without lifting a finger. If you don’t own one, there are plenty of funny cat videos online riding these robotic ho Read more

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Telling stories from the past and taking a trip down memory lane are opportunities to remember and share what happened in our childhood, last season, yesterday or even just ten minutes ago. Why is it that we like to tell stories or inject tidbits of Read more

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I’ve been thinking lately about how some people leave such a good impression on you. After talking to them, you walk away with a smile on your face, feel good about the time spent together or very satisfied with the service you received or the inform Read more

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This edition is one of my favourite editions of the year! Every summer at this time we publish the Innovation Edition, where we feature new products and gadgets, mystifying chemical compounds, and new growing techniques that we want you discover. Read more

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I can’t help but notice how this industry is growing and expanding and how sometimes a single turn of events can help make things better. Read more

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What are you up to this spring? Have you been travelling to tradeshows, setting up booths, attending workshops, fine tuning your business strategy, or waiting for the weather to warm up so you can tend to your plants or plant new crops? Read more

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Are there people in your life that you have your eye on? People that are important to you like your family, friends, neighbours, or fellow co-workers? Read more

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With the real estate boom at its height and rentals at a premium, I’m wondering how many of you have thought of selling your home this year or renting out a downstairs suite or cabin on your property to vacationers? Read more

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Concepts like biodiversity, conservation, interactive, plant science, niche markets, microclimate, and even a look into a food forest are some of the topics explored in this Annual Innovation Issue. Find them and you’ll feel inspired too! Read more

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Taking off in a helicopter can be an exhilarating experience; there is lots of excitement, power, torque and wind! It's a bit like a business where you launch, take off, and then rise steadily and travel with no road map to your destination. Read more

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Waking up in the morning you never know what will come of your day. You get up, do mostly the same thing everyday and then something out of the ordinary happens. Read more

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It’s another start to the season and there are so many tradeshows across the country to help with networking, inspiration and education. I wonder how much the consumer knows about what it really takes to bring products to market. Read more

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The other day, I learned a new term while visiting my son up north and chatting with his boss on the jobsite. As a mom, it was heartwarming to hear how well my son was doing on the job. Read more

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Innovation can take the form of improving or enhancing something that already exists; like providing soft mats for staff to stand on, better signage to direct customers to your site, unique new tastes and flavours, and interesting eye-catching labels Read more

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For the Spring issue O&V features our 2018 Buyer's Guide. Find Suppliers for goods and services for the Orchard, Vineyard and Wine Making Industries. Get the latest on how both the BCFGA and the Wine Industry are dealing with Climate Change. As well Read more

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I woke up the other morning, peeped out of my tent and saw dew on my car windshield; it had been a cool evening on one of my last camping trips of the year. It was also another sign that it was close to the end of harvest. Read more

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