Bright Angel Farm tends to a lovely variety of cherries, respberries, table grapes and wine grapes. They focus on cultivating all plants as naturally as possible. BYOC and come by to pick your own fruit at minimal cost. Typically, the picking season starts in late June or early July and continues through until early September.
If you're looking for great quality seeds for your garden that you can then seed save yourself, then Manhattan Farms is a stop for you. From organic and heirloom herbs and veggies to indigenous wildflowers the seeds are package in paper made exclusively from old newspapers and magazines that have been de-inked. The paper is unbleached which means no dioxins, and is acid free!
Delicious, locally sourced, zero-waste... It doesn't get any better than that! Pioneer's Plate is a Vernon-based meal delivery service that prides themselves on making fresh and sustainable eats for you. They can customize your order to suit any gluten free, vegan, or allergy related preferences as you need. Check out their website and social media (@pioneersplatezerowaste) to start your green meal service!
Swan Lake is definitely a one-stop-shop for most things local and fresh! Here you can pick up local eggs, bread, seasonal produce, local specialty products, as well as bulbs, seeds, plants, flowers and necessities for the garden! Visit their website for more details.
Crannog Ales is Canada's first certified organic, on-farm microbrewery. Since 2000, they have been operating with low emission practices! They have a growler exchange program that offers pre-filled growlers in exchange for yours. As well as this, any by-products produced by the brewing operations is reused as feed for their livestock, compost for their farm, or irrigation for their land. They grow fruit, hops, herbs and potatoes right on-site for their beer - it can't get any fresher than that! So stop on by to Crannog Ales to indulge in a certified organic microbrewery experience or to purchase Hops plants for yourself!
Looking for flowers, fresh produce or honey? Orchard Geen Farms is a local farm open from May to September with off sales during the growing season. Check out their website for more details and if their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program is right for you!
Planet Bee has been a recipient of the Green Tourism Silver accreditation twice now and are working towards meeting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set forth by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. They package all honey on the farm, provide tours, tastings and offer a beautiful gift shop.
Vernon is proud to host the oldest farmers market in the Okanagan. From fresh produce, to plants, to eggs to baked goods and craft, you'll just have to stop by to see the variety for yourself. Bring your own cup or containers for samples as well as your own bags for shopping!
Located in Lumby, Greenbush Greenhouses and Farm was founded from a passion for plant propagation, growing beautiful creations sustainably and the wonderful world of herbs! This local farm offers horticultural services such as pest management, biological control and research. Greenbush practices their diverse services - inclusive of a fundraising platform, custom container program, transplants, wholesale and more - using methods that are good for your plants and the planet. They use organic pesticides, a wood boiler, limit their use of plastic and even offer medicinal herbs. For wholesale, custom orders or fundraiser program call 250-718-1445. For retail sales find Greenbush at the Vernon Farmer's Market on Monday and Thursday. Visit their website today to explore services or to get a quote!
Peter's is a 10 acre family farm growing a wide variety of cherries, apricots and peaches. If you have the time, bring your own containers to pick yourself or fill up at their market stand. Check out their website for a detailed picking chart so you know when to pick your favourite varieties!
If you're on the hunt for a sweet and sustainable treat, look no further! Sugarbee's premium artisanal ice cream is sure to hit the spot. Handcrafted in Vernon, it is made in small batches of French-style ice cream using local, pure and natural ingredients. Find them around the Okanagan or book them for a private event!
Winckley Farms strives to produce the very best lambs possible in a humane, natural and stress free manner to create totally natural meat without any growth hormones/additives or processed feeds. Their lambs are grass-fed and pasture raised for amazing quality.