Spring Fresh: Kelowna

Kelowna’s first farmer-run grocery store will be cropping up this spring. The seeds of the concept sprouted last year when a group of local farmers and producers banded together to form the Okanagan Food Hub Cooperative and sell directly to the public. “A lot of our members were producing more product than they could effectively sell through farmer’s market outlets,” says co-op secretary Bob Chisholm of Brainy Bee Honey. The brick-and-mortar shop will be a permanent fixture, allowing locals to shop local year-round.

Buy here: Kelowna average detached home value (2018): $632,000 (+7%).

By Kirsten Rodenhizer