There’s no doubt that summer in Kelowna is coming to an end. The u-pick farms are transitioning from plums and apples to squash and pumpkin, but luckily in Kelowna farm-to-table experiences are still available. So where should you go for farm to table flavours? I have trialed, tested, and definitely approved these three places.
Explore the beautiful gardens, or shop around their boutique; the Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm is a great activity for all ages. The boutique offers tea, herbs, lavender bunches, and botanical products. There are so many different herbs and flowers to enjoy in the gardens. Take a stroll though, or pick up a scavenger hunt sheet for the kids in the shop. Purchase some herbs from their farm to incorporate into some of your dishes at home.
Carmelis Goat Cheese
Carmelis Goat Cheese is definitely a local favourite. They have cheese, gelato and hilarious goats to watch; what more can you ask for! They are a family run, boutique dairy that prides itself in quality products. Pick up some to Goatgonzola to enjoy with your lunch.
Goat's milk gelato, Carmelis Goat Cheese
Lounging goats, Carmelis Goat Cheese
If you’re looking for a variety and abundance of farm-grown products, the Kelowna Farmers' and Crafters' Market is the place to be. The market takes place Saturdays and Wednesday from 8am to 1pm at the corner of Dilworth and Springfield. There are so many delicious foods to pick up - you will easily spend over an hour here. As the harvest transitions from summer fruits into fall, there are an abundance of local gourds to take home for dinner. My favourite treats to pick up are local arugula, coronation grapes, and cold brew from Canoe Coffee Roasters.
Meghan Reading is a UBCO management graduate and a content creator specializing in adventure travel photography. She views the world through the lens of her camera and can often be found daydreaming about her next big international adventure. She loves the outdoors and is excited to share this with all those around her.