August is Peach Month

August is Peach Month

The Okanagan is renowned for its sweet, succulent, summer peaches.  We even have a town named Peachland! Nothing says “summer” better than the juice of a fresh peach running down your chin.  This fuzzy fruit is a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B,...
July is Cherry Month

July is Cherry Month

Did you know that 95% of the cherries grown in Canada are grown here here in the Okanagan Valley?  Cherries require a very particular climate to thrive and the dry, temperate regions of the Okanagan happen to have the perfect growing conditions for cherries. We are...
June is Strawberry Month

June is Strawberry Month

Is there anything better than biting into a freshly picked strawberry?  We could eat them like candy. Strawberries are the MVP of the Vitamin C game. Eight strawberries have the same amount of Vitamin C as one whole orange!  In fact, 100 g of strawberries provides 98%...
May is all about Bees & Honey

May is all about Bees & Honey

May was all about bees and honey.  Did you know that the average honey bee can visit more than 2,000 flowers in one day?  As they move from flower to flower in search of nectar, they leave behind grains of pollen, allowing plants to grow and produce food.  When honey...
April is Carrot Month

April is Carrot Month

We kicked off April with International Carrot Day on April 4 and celebrated this versatile vegetable all month long! Carrots boast plenty of health benefits for kids due to their high vitamin, fiber and antioxidant content.  They are not only brimming with essential...
March is Potato Month

March is Potato Month

March was all about the potato.  They’re nutritious, packed with flavour and come in a rainbow of colours like red, orange, gold, white and deep blue. The nugget potato is unique to British Columbia and is the first potato you will see at the Farmer’s...