Fall Harvest in the Similkameen Valley
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Agriculture is done right in the Similkameen. A lot of the agricultural acclaim can be attributed to the Similkameen River, which runs adjacent to the highway that takes you through our region. However, the people that cultivate the Similkameen's crops deserve a whole lot of credit too. During Fall Harvest, this place BOOMS! There's no better fall road trip in British Columbia than sipping and tasting your way through the Valley.
Fruit Stand Capital of Canada
It's difficult to miss the bounty of the Similkameen, as when you drive through the main drag of Keremeos there are fruit stands everywhere! Stop at one, or stop at them all (good luck), and prepare your taste buds for fresh produce bursting with flavour.
Wander through orchards & vineyards with your friends and some wine or cider
In addition to the tastiest fruits & vegetables around, the Similkameen has a number of cideries & wineries that are sure to grab your attention. Similkameen wine is gaining international recognition, garnering hundreds of awards in wine competitions annually. The wineries often resemble the region they inhabit in that they are beautiful, homely, and laidback. A number of these wineries are family-run operations, so hospitality is a priority and it is reflected in their service
Organic Farming Capital of Canada
Organic farming takes dedication, patience, and mastering of the craft. That's why Cawston wears this title as a badge of honour. 40% of the farms in Cawston are certified organic. The organic certification process is a rigorous application that we won't bore you with. You can trust though that you are getting some of the best produce that this province has to offer.
You haven't had a farm-to-table meal like the ones out here
The culinary minds of this region are constantly innovating, coming up with new concoctions to satisfy locals and visitors alike. Sure getting your ingredients from the fruit stands in town and heading to your B&B to make a meal is one way to experience the flavours of the region. But letting the people who nurture their produce day in and day out, showcase the flavours they know so well for you. Well, that's an experience unto itself.