Based in the Central Okanagan, Manuella Farnsworth is a realtor specializing in vineyards and wineries. She has lived in the Valley for over 25 years, and formerly resided at the picturesque, 20-acre Sunrise Vineyards estate overlooking Okanagan Lake, her family’s business for two generations, now know as ‘The Hatch’.

During her off-hours you will find Manuella exploring the Valley – sometimes on her downhill or cross country skis, and sometimes with a glass of wine in hand.

Photo by Charli Blanchard Photography

What is your favourite locally-sourced food?

Apricots, cherries, peaches, apples

If you were a vegetable, what would you be?


What’s something you’ve learned from Chefs in the Classroom?

How to make Chive Oil, compliments of Chef Brett Thompson.

Do you have a favourite kid-friendly recipe you’d like to share?

Breakfast Blondies

7-Minute Coconut Chocolate No-Cook Pudding

What makes volunteering with Chefs in the Classroom awesome?

Watching the kids learn to decipher the lessons in their own thoughts and words.

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