Photo Credit: Steve Austin
Farm to Fork, also known as Farm to Table, is a way of life in our area, where fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful. We also have several beef, pork, and poultry producers in the valley. Farm to Fork is easy here. Just head down to the Farmers' Market and create your own dishes. Should you want someone else to do the cooking, many of our local restaurants use local produce and some grow it right on site. Here are a few for you to discover:
This family run farm sells and creates dishes with everything they grow here. Spend the day with friends and family at Davison Orchards and have lunch at their patio café. Make sure you have some mouth watering baking from the Apple Crate Bakery, and some of their freshly pressed pure Apple Juice, it tastes like nature in a bottle! When you want to take a little taste of the Okanagan home with you, their gift shop features a huge selection of homemade preserves, gourmet specialty foods, and country gifts, and in-season produce.
Take a scenic drive out to Coldstream and enjoy country style cooking at its best. Opened in 1996, Friesen's is one of Vernon's best kept secrets! This multi-faceted agri-tourism business includes a home-style bistro, bakery & much more! Weekend and holiday brunch runs from May to September, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The bakery is open year round.
Located at 2539 Pleasant Valley Blvd. in Armstrong, (20 minutes north of Vernon) the Wild Oak has simple food with big flavours. Muffins, pies, soups and melts are just some of the tasty treats you'll find here. This kid friendly café is known for its great coffee and its hands on local owners.
Check out our A-Z directory for more local restaurants.