One of the greatest parts about living in the Okanagan is the easy access to many different kinds of locally grown luxury produce. With so many orchards and farms that produce only the best ingredients, integrating a healthy diet into your day-to-day routine is not only simple and accessible, but also fresh and tasty.
Local Produce Farms and Orchards
Serving the community of Kelowna since 1987, Zelaney Farms specializes in producing sweet carrots, broccoli, spinach and more over its 20 acres of land in the nearby Okanagan community of Coldstream. This family farm is dedicated to providing only the best, most sustainably grown produce, and offers vegetables for sale at the Okanagan Tree Fruit Company at 816 Clement Avenue in Kelowna.
Graziano Orchards is another family-run local farm with acres of fruit trees, and it is located in the heart of East Kelowna. The orchard sells produce directly from the farm, and is open for business every day from 8 AM to 6 PM. Stop in and pick up your favourite fruits – cherries, plums, prunes, peaches, apricots, or apples – at very reasonable prices. Graziano Orchards is located at 3455 Rose Road.
Old Meadows Organic Farm is located at 4213 Gordon Drive in Kelowna and produces certified organic fruits and vegetables. You can retrieve their produce for cooking your own meals at home, or enjoy their ingredients while eating out. Old Meadows Organic Farm has a partnership with three local Kelowna restaurants: Old Vines Restaurants, Sunset Organic Bistro, and Waterfront Wines Urban Eats & Drinks.
Where to Buy: Local Markets
Open Saturdays throughout the winter months from 9 AM to 1 PM at Parkinson Recreation Centre in Kelowna, you can stock up on your local farm and produce ingredients at the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market. With over 165 different local vendors during the summer, Kelowna Farmers’ & Crafter’s Market is ranked as the largest one of its kind in the province. From honey, to eggs, to fruit and vegetables, you can become intimately aware of where your food is coming from – and you can meet who is growing it, too!
Voted as best fruit and vegetable stand in Okanagan Life magazine from 2005-2007, Don-O-Ray Vegetables is dedicated to providing the community with only the best produce. Visit the stand and pick up your weekly produce at 3443 Benvoulin Road.
Grab a hot lunch and a sweet baked treat at Pioneer Country Market while you do your produce shopping. Pick up some locally grown fruits and enjoy a hearty lunch. You can also get a fruit pie baked with local ingredients, as well as your favourite pickles and preserves. Pioneer Country Market is located at 1405 Pioneer Road, just off Benvoulin in the Mission.
Kelowna locals love healthy eating options – and that makes it easy to find a vast range of local, sustainable, healthy food in the area. With an abundance of farms, orchards and markets selling high-quality fresh and organic produce, stocking your kitchen has never been easier.