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Desert Hills Ranch Come on down to Desert Hills Ranch to check out

The New Farm Market!

Quality Produce & Wholesale Prices

Open from April to December 9:30am to 5pm 7 days a week April - June: Bedding plants, perennials, shrubs, trees and more June - July: Berries and other local produce August - December: Desert Hills produce and local Okanagan fruit For weekly updates please vist our website: www.deserthillsranch.com Any questions email us at: deserthillsranch@hotmail.com

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Welcome to our Seventh Edition

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his is your guide to a cornucopia of farm products grown throughout the Thompson-Nicola region. Discover fresh picked fruit and vegetables, farm-raised meat and eggs,

and value added products including jams and jellies.

The guide also includes farms offering agri-tourism products such as farm tours, bed and breakfast accommodations, horseback riding and even a corn maze. In using this guide you will be supporting local agriculture and insuring a supply of nutritious local food for you and your family. Keep it close — we are sure

you will find it handy throughout the year. A special feature brought back once more for 2013, is an Internet link to all the producer listings — a feature supported by Tourism Kamloops. All of the producer listings you see in this guide will be added to its website and linked to an interactive map. The site will be in full operation by late spring. Just go to www.tourismkamloops.com. The Farm Fresh Guide is a co-operative effort of the Kamloops Daily News and the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture. The Farm Fresh team acknowledges the many small business owners who

recognize the value of supplying fresh, local produce and meats to area residents. As well, a special thank you goes out to various restaurant owners who have begun to search out local products for their menus. Finally, thank you to all the producers and commercial advertisers that have supported this publication, and to you, the consumer for supporting our local producers.

Watch for producers displaying these logos

Environmental Farm Plan Environmental farm planning is a voluntary process that producers can use to identify both environmental strengths and any potential risks on their farms. If needed, an action plan is developed to reduce risks. This national program is administered in B.C. through the B.C. Agriculture Council. This logo recognizes that the farm has completed its environmental plan.

B.C. Certified Organic

The B.C. Certified Organic Program is a voluntary agrifood quality program sanctioned by the B.C. government (www.gov.bc.ca/agri). It is administered through the Certified Organic Association of B.C. (COABC). Farms that meet the standards for production, processing and handling are eligible to use the term B.C. Certified Organic and the symbol checkmark in a box.

Verified Beef Program

VBP is a national on-farm food safety program for beef producers in Canada.  A farm registered with VBP has demonstrated through an audit that their food safety practices conform to program requirements. This program is based on the world recognized food safety standard known as HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control point) and is designed to help producers prevent, monitor and reduce food safety risks on their beef cattle farms.  

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If you are looking for a specific farm product, use the index on page 8. Farm listings are all in alphabetical order. For extra copies of Farm Fresh, contact Nancy Portman at the Ministry of Agriculture, 250-828-4510. If you are a producer and would like to be included in the 2013 edition, call the Ministry of Agriculture at 250-828-4510 to be added to the contact list. *Maps: use the number beside each producer listing to locate that farm on the map. Refer to the directions in the ad or on a local road map for the exact address. Some farms may not be listed on the map, as indicated in their ad.

B.C. AgriTourism Alliance Quality Assurance Program

This program has been developed in consultation with agritourism operators to establish consistent, quality agritourism experiences throughout B.C. Once an operation becomes accredited by BCATA, an excellent insurance program and provincial highway road signage are available. For more information check our website at: www.bcagritourism.ca. SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013

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Producer Listings BLACKWELL DAIRY FARM INC.

7000 Blackwell Rd, Kamloops, BC Phone: 250-573-4747 Fax: 250-573-4963 E-mail: dairy02@telus.net www.blackwelldairy.com Blackwell Dairy Farm Inc. is a small family dairy processing plant situated on beautiful farm acreage in Barnhartvale overlooking the S. Thompson River. We produce top quality product, provide individual service and have loyal customers, whose continued support is very much appreciated. We provide a full line of dairy products in 4 litre, 2 litre, 1 litre, 500ml and 250ml sizes. Blackwell has the best chocolate milk, buttermilk and eggnog available. We sell our products at retail stores in Kamloops and outlying areas. Celebrating 100 Years!

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CARL’S MARKET GARDEN & FRUIT STAND

Brian & Brenda Carl 272 McLure Ferry Road, McLure, BC, V0E 2H0 Phone: 250-672-5795 Fruitstand: 250-672-9366 Fax: 250-672-5708 E-mail: brian_carl@xplornet.com Farm stand 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, mid-June to Oct. 31. Family-owned and operated for more than 25 years, 40 km north of Kamloops on the scenic Yellowhead Highway at McLure Ferry Road. Easy access via left hand-turn lane. Grab a dozen of our famous corn when in season. Take a ferry ride over the North Thompson River. We carry a full selection of B.C. fruit and our own fresh veggies. B.C. pottery, cookbooks and preserves for sale. See you soon!

BUSE CREEK RANCH

Larry & Holly Campbell and Family 9680 Hidden Vale Ranch Rd., Kamloops, BC, V2C 6W4 Phone/Fax: 250-573-3623 E-mail: hcampbell@campbellco.ca www.bcgrassfedbeef.ca Telephone and internet sales. Our cattle and sheep graze on native grasses on our ranch in Hidden Vale and Robbins Range. The cattle are finished on grain. We sell sides and mixed quarters of beef and whole lambs, processed at a government inspected facility, custom cut to your specifications and frozen. Extra lean ground beef, steaks and roasts available. We do not use hormones or antibiotics as growth stimulants. Buy local - know where the food you eat comes from.

Spinach is one of the most nutritious and highest ranking vegetable in nutrient and antioxidant capacity.

grass-fed lamb • farm tours FA R M Box 73, Monte Lake British Columbia V0E 2N0 holmwoodfarm@gmail.com

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CELISTA ESTATE WINERY

Jake Ootes 2319 Beguelin Road, Celista, BC, V0E 1M6 Phone: 250-955-8600 E-mail: jake@celistawine.com www.celistawine.com Wines are available in most local liquor stores. Celista Estate Winery is located on the north shore of Shuswap Lake, nine minutes past Scotch Creek Provincial Park. Free tastings. Enjoy a glass of wine with homemade bread and gourmet cheese on our patio. Vineyard and winery tours are available – check our website for days and times. Let us tell you our story from life in the Arctic to our dream of a vineyard and winery on a 160-acre farm. An unforgettable experience. We overlook spectacular Shuswap Lake.

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CREEKSIDE E E N H O U S E S

Locally grown

Custom order baskets • moss & hanging

Landscape plants, basket stuffers, perennials, vegetable plants & landscape design.

OPEN: May & June

...or until all products are sold

597 Jamieson Creek Road, Kamloops

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Producer Listings COUNTRY PAWZ ESTATES – SOUTH

Gerry & Patricia Porter 4319 Paxton Valley Road, PO Box 82, Monte Lake, BC, V0E 2N0 Phone/Fax: 250-375-2528 E-mail: patriciawithharmony@gmail.com www.countrypawzharmonyfarm.com Exclusive country dog boarding kennel offers quality, custom individual care/exercise for ALL dog breeds and dispostions, puppies to power dogs - social and “non” - we love them all! Peaceful, clean, low risk/low stress quiet setting with “good dog zen”, just 35 minutes southeast of Kamloops off Hwy 97 South. Extra large heated kennels with viewing windows, extra tall doggy doors, private covered play yards/patio (no chainlink or cement anywhere!) Daily custom hikes on/off leash throughout 35+ beautiful forested acres. Extended stay/ multiple dogs rates. Open year round. NOW you can holiday, worryfree, while your dog vacations at Country Pawz at Harmony Farm, “a nice place to stay while you’re away.”

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CREEKSIDE GREENHOUSES

Jennifer Schrauwen 597 Jamieson Creek Rd, Kamloops, BC, V2B 8S2 Phone: 250-579-9296 E-mail: jscreek@telus.net Certified Horticulturist Custom order baskets – moss and hanging, landscape plants, basket stuffers, perennials, vegetable plants and landscape design. Open May and June or until all products are sold.

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DESERT HILLS RANCH

Harper Mill Road (formerly Old Mill Road) Ashcroft, BC, V0K 1A0 See website for directions. Phone: 250-453-9876 Fax: 250-453-9870 E-mail: deserthillsranch@hotmail.com Farm gate and wholesale. Beets, Brussels, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Coloured Bell Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Roma, Squash, Sweet Corn, Sweet Onions, Watermelon, Winter Onions, and Zucchini. Fruit and vegetable wagon last weekend of July until mid October.

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DOMINION CREEK RANCH

Norm, Betty, Leroy & Bernadine Peters Box 101, Heffley Creek, BC V0E 1Z0 Phone: 250-578-7268 or 250-578-8557 Fax: 250-578-7299 E-mail: mail@dominioncreekranch.ca www.dominioncreekranch.ca “From our family to yours”. Premium grass or grain fed Angus beef, lamb, Toggenburg goats, and Berkshire pork grazed on native grasslands. Nutritious roasting chickens, free range eggs and honey from our busy bees. Wool and wool products. Hormone growth promotant free, antibiotic free. Raised without medicated feeds or animal by-products. Meat products sold in whole, half, quarters or by the piece. Extra lean ground beef. Offering Spring and Fall weanner pigs. WE are located just 10 kms from Sun Peaks Resort. Environmental Farm Plan Program, Verified Beef Program. Certified on farm Food Safe Program for Sheep. Our cattle are all age-verified and BIX registered. Farm gate sales – please call ahead.

Celebrating 100 Years of Service "A Tradition of Excellence Since 1913"

Proud to be a part of the Kamloops Agricultural Community

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Producer Listings FISHERMANS CATCH WILD BC SALMON & SALES

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Danny Arundel/Kelsey Kashluba 9320 Yellowhead Hwy S, Heffley Creek, BC, V0E 1Z2 Phone: 250-320-4449 E-mail: wild.salmon@hotmail.com Questions you need to ask your fish vendor. Do you know where your salmon comes from? Ocean or River? What’s the difference? Which is better? How was it caught? How was it handled? Who caught it? Tanya-Ray is a 42’ troller. The son of a fisherman, Danny Arundel has explored our BC coastline on a commercial fish boat over the past 50 years. Our WILD Salmon is caught in the Pacific Ocean on a barbless hook and line and brought onto the boat one fish at a time. The salmon are cleaned and flash frozen (temperatures of -40C) aboard ship within one hour of catch to lock in Quality and Freshness thus providing product to be savored throughout the year. This process ensures the absolute #1 BEST quality of salmon available to the consumer. TUNA-KING is our Tuna boat, and will be fishing up to 200 miles offshore of our BC Coast for albacore tuna starting June 15. Our product is direct from the fisherman to the consumer. Come see us at the Kamloops Farmers Market on Saturdays, Sun Peaks on Sundays, and at the Vernon and Kelowna Farmers Markets.

FOOTPRINTS HARVEST ORGANIC PRODUCE DELIVERY SERVICE

Jodi Latremouille 1326 Voght Street. Box 2211, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8 Phone: 250-315-4743 E-mail: info@footprintsharvest.com www.footprintsharvest.com We operate a delivery service, and we are open year-round on Wednesdays, 11-5 at 1326 Voght Street, Merritt, BC. Footprints Harvest Organic Produce Delivery Service, serving Merritt and area since 2009, brings fresh, organic produce to your door! We operate on a year-round basis; in the summer months nearly all of our produce is from our local gardens and orchards. Local, natural and/or organic salmon, chickens and turkeys, free-range grass-fed beef, honey, coffee and artisan bread are also available for delivery or pick up. Weekly produce bins and custom orders are available to order on our customized shopping website, or drop in to visit our cooler every Wednesday, 11-5 year-round!

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HOLMWOOD FARM

Gillian Watt, Mitch Brown-John 1996 Barnhartvale Road, Box 73, Monte Lake, BC, V0E 2N0 Phone: 250-319-2367 E-mail: holmwoodfarm@gmail.com Farm gate. Free home delivery in Kamloops area. Grass-fed lamb. Cut, wrapped and frozen by the whole lamb, half lamb or by the package. Farm visits welcome. Please phone first to make sure we are home.

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Unique gifts for all occasions All wines at winery prices Complimentary wine tasting every day BC cheeses and other foods Gift baskets Wine Club

When honey is consumed it will enter your bloodstream within 20 minutes.

FISHERMANS CATCH WILD BC SALMON & SALES

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Producer Listings LONE TREE RANCH

Hector & Michelle Dignard Box 89 Knutsford, BC, V0E 2A0 Phone: 250-828-1942 E-mail: lonetreeranch@ymail.com Telephone/e-mail sales. Farmgate. We raise happy, healthy animals! Our animals are raised with open spaces and the freedom to roam. We treat our animals humanely and care for them and their well-being as animals should be treated. Raised without growth hormones or antibiotics our animals are happy and healthy! Bought from local producers and raised on our farm until they are processed in a local, government-inspected facility. We sell free-range pork and beef, lamb, chickens and turkey. Custom cut sides and quarters.

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MINERS ROCK RANCH

Kim & Deb Ward Box 67, Monte Creek, BC, V0E 2M0 Phone: 250-573-2026 E-mail: minersrock@gmail.com Farm gate and Kamloops Farmer’s Market Welcome to our U-pick garden. Bring the family and discover our tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant and lots of other veggies. We also have several acres of corn available already picked from late July into September. We can be seen from the East Trans Canada Hwy on the way to Shuswap Lake, 4 kms east of the Vernon turnoff and 7 kms west of Pritchard Station on Miners Bluff frontage road. If you would like to be notified when certain veggies are ready, please phone or email us. See you here.

How do I pick and store Cauliflower: Look for a creamy-white head with tightly packed, crisp florets. Leaves should be bright green. Avoid heads with brown spots. Store refrigerated in a plastic bag for up to four days.

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NICOLA VALLEY APIARIES

Alan & Meg Paulson 860 Coldwater Rd., P.O. Box 1995, Merritt, B.C., V1K 1B8 Phone: 250-378-5208 E-mail: info@nicolavalleyhoney.com Farm gate. Open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Family owned for more than 25 years. Producers of fine quality gourmet honey from the historic Nicola Valley surrounding Merritt. Its’ quality, flavour and texture are due to climate, soils and flowers typical to this Southern Interior dry-belt region. We sell liquid and creamed honey, comb honey, honey pots, candles, beeswax and pollen.

Apples, potatoes, and onions all taste the same when eaten with your nose plugged.

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OGILVIE STOCK RANCH

Jeff & Kari Lynn Dundass, Diane & Grant Hoffman, Pam Ogilvie PO Box 118, Knutsford, BC, V0E 2A0 Phone: 250-374-6151 or 250-374-1185 Fax: 250-374-6154 E-mail: jkdundass@hotmail.com www.ogilviestockranch.com Member of BC Cattlemen’s Association and Canadian Hereford Association. Our family has been raising beef cattle since 1968, on the grasslands and rangelands south of Kamloops. We provide our customers with high quality, natural, hormone-free, grass-fed and grain-fed beef. We also market grass-fed lambs in the fall. We sell custom cut sides and mixed quarters of beef and whole lambs. Farm gate sales – please call ahead. All of our beef and lamb is processed in a local government inspected facility. We also raise and market purebred Hereford cattle and do all types of fencing and general construction of farm outbuildings. Please call or email for more information.

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Producer Index PRODUCT................................FARM NUMBER

PRODUCT................................FARM NUMBER

FRUIT & VEGETABLES Apples.........................................3,10,23 Apricots.......................................3,10,19,23 Asparagus...................................10,23 Bakery Products.......................10,23 Beans..........................................3,10,13,18,20,22,23 Bedding Plants..........................18,22 Beets...........................................3,7,10,13,18,20,22,23 Blackberries...............................3,10 Blueberries.................................3,10 Bread..........................................10,23 Broccoli......................................3,10,18,20,22,23 Brussels Sprouts.......................7,10,18 Cabbage.....................................3,7,10,13,18,20,22,23 Carrots........................................3,7,10,16,18,20,22,23 Cantaloupe.................................7 Cauliflower.................................3,10,13,18,20,22,23 Celery.........................................3,10,18,20 Chard..........................................3,10,13,18,20,22,23 Cherries......................................3,10,13,23 Corn............................................3,7,10,13,16,18,23 Cucumbers................................3,10,13,18,20,22,23 Cucumbers (Pickling)..............5,10,13,18,22 Currents......................................10,22 Egg Plant....................................7 Flowers.......................................6 Garlic...........................................3,10,13,18,20,22,23 Gourds........................................3 Grapes........................................10,13,23 Herbs..........................................10,18,20,22 Honey..........................................3,10,14,19,23 Juices..........................................10 Kohlrabi.......................................3,10,18,22 Leeks...........................................3,10,18,20,22,23 Lettuce........................................3,10,13,18,20,22,23 Melons........................................3,10,13,18,20,23 Mushrooms................................10,18 Nectarines..................................3,10,23 Onions.........................................3,7,10,13,18,22,23 Parsnips......................................3,10,18,23 Peaches......................................3,10,13,23 Pears...........................................3,10,23 Peas............................................3,10,13,18,22,23 Peppers......................................3,7,10,13,18,19,20,22,23

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Plums..........................................3,10,22,23 Potatoes......................................3,7,10,11,13,16,18, .....................................................20,22,23 Preserves...................................3,10,20,22,23 Pumpkins....................................3,7,10,16,18,19,22,23 Radishes.....................................3,10,16,18,22,23 Raspberries................................3,10,13,23 Rhubarb......................................3,10,22,23 Salad Greens.............................3,10,13,18,20,22,23 Saskatoon Berries....................10,16 Spinach.......................................3,10,13,18,22,23 Squash........................................3,7,10,13, 16,18,19,20, .....................................................22,23 Strawberries...............................3,10,16,23 Tomatoes....................................3,7,10,13,18,19,20,22,23 Trees & Shrubs..........................10 Turnips.........................................3,10,18,23 Watermelon................................7 Wine ...........................................4 Zucchini......................................3,7,10,13,18,20,22,23

FARM RAISED MEAT Beef.............................................2,8,10,11,15,16,17,18, .....................................................19, 22,23 Chicken (Meat)..........................10,11,17,18,22,23 Chicken (Eggs)..........................10,11,18,19,22,23 Lamb...........................................2,8,11,15,16,18,19 Turkey..........................................10,11,17,18 Pork.............................................8,11,17,18,19,22,23 Rainbow Trout............................21,22,23 Wild Salmon..............................9,22,23

OTHER Agritourism.................................4,16,22 Beeswax.....................................14 Brown Box Delivery..................10,18,22 Cerfitied Organic (Registered)...10,19,22,23 Dairy............................................1,10,17,23 Farm Tours.................................11,17,22 Hay..............................................2,19,23 Kennel.........................................5


Clearwater River

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100 Mile House

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Raft River

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Vavenby

Taweel Lake

North Thompson River

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Lone Butte

Adams River 24

Watch Lake

Dunn Lake

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Lac des Roches

Little Fort

North Barriere Lake

Green Lake

East Barriere Lake

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70 Mile House

Bonaparte Lake

Barriere

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Johnson Lake

Adams Lake

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Clinton

McLure 3

Farm map placements are approximate. Please refer to listing and local roadmap for exact addresses.

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Sun Peaks 8

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Little Shuswap Lake 16

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Heffley Lake

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Cache Creek

Niskonlith Niskonlith Lake Lake

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Pritchard

Savona

Ashcroft

Cherry Creek

Kamloops

South Thompson River 1

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Monte Lake

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Thompson River

Logan Lake

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Spences Bridge

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Chase Chase

Paul Lake

North Thompson River Kamloops Lake 19

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Roche Lake

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Westwold

Lac Le Jeune 5

Mamit Lake

Stump Lake 97C

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Nicola River

Lytton

Nicola Lake 8

Douglas Lake

Merritt 14

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Pennask Lake

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Fraser River

Coldwater River 5 5A

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PETE MURRAY’S CORN FARM

Peter & Raymonde Murray 5973 VLA Rd., Chase, BC, V0E 1M1 Phone: 250-679-8886 E-mail: rdunn01@telus.net www.petemurrayscornfarm.com Strawberries are the first crop of the farm season available in June and July either we-pick or u-pick. The berries are located at 5973 VLA Road, Chase. Corn season begins in August at our vegetable stand located at Shuswap (VLA Road) east of Chase on the Trans Canada Hwy. The corn stand hours are 8:00am to 8:00pm. August seven days a week, September and October hours will be posted. We offer several different corn varieties along with potatoes, squash and pumpkins. We are at the Kamloops Farmer’s Market Saturdays mid-August to the end of September. Then pumpkin season begins at the farm in October with organized wagon rides where you go to feed the sheep and then get to the pumpkin patch to choose that special pumpkin or just take a little wagon and walk out to the patch with your family. Lamb is available custom cut, wrapped and frozen as ordered.

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RAINER CUSTOM CUTTING

Ben Rainer 7529 Yellowhead Hwy. 5 South, Darfield, BC, V0E 1R0 Phone: 250-672-9629 Fax: 250-672-9517 E-mail: Info@rainercustomcutting.com www.rainercustomcutting.com Provincially licensed, Certified Environmental Farm Plan. Farm Gate: Open most days 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., call to confirm. We invite you to visit our third-generation beef and dairy farm just short, 15 minute, drive north of Barriere. We do custom cutting, smoking, curing and sausage in our approved provincially inspected facility. Retail meat sales include our popular hamburger and jerky along with a variety of sausage and other meat products. We also have chickens and turkeys for sale. See you soon!

A nice place to stay, while you’re away! COUNTRY PAWZ at HARMONY FARM! QUALITY, CUSTOM CARE & EXERCISE

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RAnfurly FARM

Jennifer Fryatt & Adam Cooke Mike & Margaret Fryatt 797 Bailey Road, Turtle Valley, Chase, BC, V0E 1M1 Phone: 250-679-2735 E-mail: ranfurlyfarm.blogspot.com E-mail: ranfurlyfarm@gmail.com Sorrento Village Farmer’s Market, Scotch Creek Farm and Craft Market, weekly veggie boxes and farmgate sales. Call or email for additional information. Pick up meat for the BBQ, farm fresh eggs, and a vegetable box on your way to the lake this summer. Ranfurly Farm specializes in pasture raised pork, beef, lamb, chicken and eggs from heritage breeds know for flavour and quality. Our meat is free of antibiotics and artificial growth hormones and is available by the side or piece. We also grow over forty different vegetables for market and our CSA vegetable box program. Call or email for a price list and order form.

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RIVERBEND ORCHARD

Carole Gillis & David Comrie 4985 Westsyde Rd., Kamloops, BC, V2B 8N4 Phone: 250-579-5982 E-mail: dcomrie@shaw.ca Certified Organic STOPA Farm N. 144 Open Saturday/Sunday 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Please call ahead. Farm Gate sales. Apples, apricots, squash, honey, peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, beef, lamb, pork, and eggs, along with hay for cattle, sheep and horses.

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SUN RIVER ORGANICS

Ed & Daniela Basile 3390 Shuswap Rd., Kamloops, BC, V2H 1T2 Phone: 250-573-2937 Fax: 250-573-2970 E-mail: info@sunriverorganics.ca Certified Organic by Shuswap Thompson Organic Producers Association, Members of Certified Organic Associations of BC, BC Association of Farmers Market, Small Scale Food Processor Association, Farm to Chef Association. Kamloops Farmers Market Wednesday and Saturday, Wildlife Park on Sunday. Farm Gate Tuesday and Friday from 3pm to 5pm, Special Events and chefs are welcome to order in advance by contacting us at the farm. Welcome to our sustainable, organic and local farm; our SOL food haven. We provide delicious, nutritious, fresh seasonal produce ranging from lettuce and spicy greens to a full range of allums, brassicas, sweet and hot peppers, potatoes, squash, zucchini and tomatoes in all the colours of the rainbow. We love Mediterranean cooking styles and grow eggplants, artichokes and cardoons. Our melons and cantelopes are sweet and juicy from the long hot summers on the South Thompson. Our edible flowers, herbs and especially the sweet basil are abundant and fabulous all summer long. Our riverfront property is available for your special event.


Producer Listings TED’S TROUT AKA CAMPBELL LAKE TROUT FARM

Ted & Maureen Brown Box 45, 3403 McNab Rd., Little Fort, BC, V0E 2C0 Phone: 250-677-4308 E-mail: mebrown57@gmail.com www.tedstrout.com Member of the BC Freshwater Aquaculture Association, and the Farm2Chef Collaborative. Our products are available at Heartland Quality Foods (North Shore), Smorgasbord Deli (downtown), Fisherman’s Market (near Old Town Farm Market), TRU Retail Meat Store, Kamloops and North Thompson area restaurants, Carl’s Market Garden & Fruit Stand at McLure, and Golden Ears Farm Cooperative Fruit Stand at Chase. Small, family-run farm. Kamloops Rainbow Trout is sustainably-raised; NO antibiotics, chemicals, or hormones; Govt. standards compliant; Interior Health Approved processing facility and smoker on site. Trout is sold flash-frozen fresh from the water, vacuum-packed fillets or whole, smoked-frozen, or smoked foil pouches. Live trout sold for pond/lake-stocking: eyed trout eggs, fry, fingerling, catchables – available for delivery. Order by phone or online website.

Alison Linklater P.O. Box 2, 5627 Highway 97, Westwold, BC, V0E 3B0 Phone: 250-375-2324 North Okanagan Organic Assocation (NOOA) Farm gate, Kamloops Farmers Market on Saturdays. “Locally” made, produced and grown. Fruit and vegetables in season. Preserved, packaged food and condiments. Gifts, crafts and artwork.

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THISTLE FARM

Dieter Dudy & Deb Kellogg 710 Dairy Rd., Kamloops, BC, V2B 8N5 Phone: 250-579-9617 Fax: 250-579-9618 E-mail: thistlefarm@telus.net www.thistlefarm.com Certified by the Shuswap Thompson Organic Producers Association and the Certified Organic Association of B.C. #45. Farm gate and Farmers Market. Family operated Thistle Farm has been in business since 1998. We offer a variety of bedding plants, herbs and organic vegetables. Bulk orders are welcome, but please allow two to three days notice. Farm-to-door year round delivery service of fresh organic produce. We offer a variety of sizes and combinations to suit customer needs. See our website for more information.

Passionate about local food? We want YOUR pictures and videos on anything to do with local food and farming. Send it to us and we will choose the best ones for inclusion in an upcoming promotional video on local food and farmers/ranchers! Deadline for submissions is Sept. 30, 2013. Visit www.kamloops.ca/agvideo for more information on how to participate. Send your submissions to Maren Luciani at mluciani@kamloops.ca D001607758

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Provincial winter fair The 75th Annual Provincial Winter Fair will see over 275 dedicated 4-H youth gather at the North Thompson Fall Fair Grounds in Barriere. They have worked hard all year with their beef, lamb, rabbit, horse and photography projects and will compete for prize money, ribbons and trophies. The fair is a wonderful experience for participants and spectators. Take in numerous competitions including the popular Top Hand Ranch Competition. Enjoy the sights, sounds, food and fun of an agricultural Fair. See you in Barriere, Sept. 27 to Sept. 30. SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013

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Farmers’ Market Listings 1801 - 30th Street NE, Salmon Arm, B.C. Deo Lutheran Church parking lot (just past the Salmon Arm Secondary School) Market Hours: Wednesday 3:00pm-5:30pm. Open from First Wednesday in May to Last Wednesday in October. Market is open every 2nd Wednesday from November through April.

Ashcroft FaRmers’ Market

4th and Railway, Ashcroft, B.C. Market Hours: Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm. Open from first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in September

Barriere Farmers’ Market

4307 Yellowhead S. HWY 5, Barriere (Barr K. Treats) Market Hours: Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm. Open from first Thursday in May to last Thursday in October

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2013 AREA FALL FAIRS

Princeton & District Fall Fair

August 24 - 25, Contact Danny Kastor 250-295-6993 • danny.kastor@weyerhaeuser.com

Interior Provincial Exhibition

Armstrong, August 28 - September 1, Contact Bryan Burns 250-546-9406 • info@armstrongipe.com

Nicola Valley Fall Fair

August 31 – September 1, Contact Kathy Reimer 250-378-5925 • kreimer@telus.net

North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo

(Barriere) August 31 – September 2, Contact Jill Hayward 250-672-0055 • ntfallfair@gmail.com

Salmon Arm Fall Fair

September 6 - 8, Contact Phil Wright 250-832-0442 • bugsh@telus.net

Market is located on the grounds of Interior Whitewater Expedition, across from the local shopping center. Clearwater, B.C. Market Hours: Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm. Open from beginning of May to end of October

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Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market

September 27-30, Contact Deb Goertzen 250-572-8327 • pwfsecretary@gmail.com

Wednesday market is held in the 400 block of Victoria St, in front of the library. Saturday market is held in the 200 block of St Paul St and the Stuart Wood schoolyard. Market Hours: Wednesday 8:00am to 2:00pm (May 2 - Oct 31) Saturday 8:00am to 12:00pm (April 21 - Oct 27)

Lytton - Two Rivers Farmers’ Market

4th Street, Lytton, B.C. Market Hours: Friday 10:00am-4:00pm Open from June 1 2012 to October 4

Sorrento Village Farmers’ Market

Sorrento Shoppers Plaza, 1232 Trans-Canada Highway, Sorrento, B.C. Market Hours: Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm Open from 2nd Saturday of May to October

Sun Peaks & Region Farmers’ Market Sun Peaks Village Square 250-578-5542 activities@sunpeaksresort.com Market Hours: Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm Open from July 1, 2013 to Sept 9, 2013 Watch for seasonal markets all year round. S14

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September 8, Contact Jessica Clement 250-457-7128 • ashcroftfallfair@gmail.com

Provincial Winter Fair 

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Local farmers and chefs team up to create one of a kind festival of seasonal delights • Sip, savour, mingle and sing along if you like… • Presented by the Thompson Shuswap Chef Farmer Collaborative, a non-profit committed to supporting local food and agriculture • For more details on participating restaurants, wineries, breweries and entertainment visit www.farm2chefs.com

Sunday, July 28, 2013 – 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday, August 7, 2011— 3:00—8:00 pm Sun River Organics Thistle3390 Farm, 710 Dairy Kamloops, BC Shuswap Rd., Road, Kamloops, BC Tickets $ 60/eaadults adults Tickets $60/ea Children 12 $20/ea $ 20/ea Children under under 12 Children under 5 Free Children under 5 Free Tickets available at Tickets only available at Farmers www.farm2chefs.com Saturday Kamloops Market or or Kamloops Farmers Market, Saturdays only. Participating restaurants (cash or cheques only) D001574435

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or nearly 20 years, the Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC) has been providing guidance and implementing actions to improve food security in the Kamloops area. Food security means that everyone in our community can access and afford to eat healthy foods. People are food insecure when they can’t afford or get the foods they need to live healthy and active lifestyles. As the first food policy council in Canada, KFPC has

provided local and national leadership in the development of food policy and best practices in urban agriculture. It acts as a communications forum for locally developed food systems that increase our resilience to climate change, reduce competition for global food resources and lower the need for costly packaging and transportation of food. Buying locally grown and locally raised foods is healthier for our community. The longer produce

Here are some of the Kamloops food systems projects: Kamloops Regional Farmer’s Markets - Saturday markets are in the 200 block of St Paul St. from 8 AM - Noon, April 20th to October 26th. Meet your local producers, enjoy community spirit and good food in the Stuart Wood schoolyard. Wednesday markets are in the 400 block of Victoria St (in front of the TNRD Library) from 8 AM 2 PM, May 1st to October 30th. www.kamloopsfarmersmarket.com Public produce initiatives grow healthy, nutritious food on publicly accessible lands such as boulevards, right-of-ways, schoolyards and in publicly accessible gardens. This year, Kamloops is growing free produce in two sites – at the corner of Elm & Tranquille St. and at the community garden in McDonald Park, both on the North Shore. Workshops on food growing topics run throughout the season. For example, a free workshop on Medicinal Herbs is offered on June 29, 2013 at 1:00PM in McDonald Park. If you or your organization or business would like to grow public produce contact us for more information. Volunteers are always welcome. www.publicproduceproject.blogspot.ca Community Gardens have expanded rapidly in Kamloops. To secure

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spends in transport or sits on a grocery store shelf, the more nutrients it loses. In contrast, local produce is ripe and fresh. Get to know your local farmers. Many of them use organic or other sustainable agriculture methods that further reduce the impact on the environment and improve food quality. For more information on the Kamloops Food Policy Council, contact Laura Kalina at laura.kalina@interiorhealth.ca.

a spot in a community garden and to learn how to start one in your neighborhood, contact Interior Community Services at 250-554-3134. www.interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca/programs/community-gardens Gardengate operates a greenhouse, vegetable garden and a kitchen classroom in Brocklehurst. Participants increase their food security by being able to take home organic produce in exchange for helping in the garden. This project supplies food to several Kamloops groups including Food Share and Community Kitchens. www.opendoorgroup.org/gardengate.php Community Kitchens are a key component in food security. For low cost, anybody participating can learn to plan, purchase and prepare meals. During harvest time, community kitchens teach how to preserve foods by canning, drying and freezing. To participate contact Interior Community Services at 250-554-3134. www.interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca/programs/community-kitchens Kamloops Food Share provides food to hungry people across our community. www.kamloopsfoodbank.org/about-history/programs Check out this comprehensive on-line list of food producers in our Region www.eatkamloops.org

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