This season was our last at the Kelowna Farmers Market.
Some of you may have noticed that we’ve skipped a few farmers markets this season. This has been the result of the farm taking a new direction in an effort to grow the business without actually growing the size of the farm. In order to do this we have specialized our selection of produce to include more greens, microgreens, cherry tomatoes, and drop a lot of other crops that you may know us for. Because of this, it’s meant that we have less variety to offer at the market. Even though we have been specialized to some degree for many years, we’re even more so now and that makes it difficult to bring a volume of product to the market that makes it economical for us. Because of this we will be finishing our season early this year and it will also be our last year at the market.
On top of the farm changing in regards to our products, we will also be moving towards more education on the farm. The success of my book, online course, and YouTube channel has brought a lot of international attention and many opportunities. Next season, I will be running one week long programs on farm to help train the next generation of small scale market gardeners and urban farmers.
I would like to thank all of you for your continued support over the years. The farmers market was the first place I started selling and it was also the first place I was exposed to other farmers and customers who became mentors and friends. The community at the market has been like a family to me and a huge positive influence in my life.
I’m sure you’ll still see me around. As long as I live in Kelowna, I will always be a weekly shopper and advocate of the Kelowna Farmers Market.
You can continue to find the products you know us for at Choices Markets and Nesters Market in Kelowna.