Real Local Food!



8702 Milne Road., Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z7

Tel: 250.494.7300


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   It’s all about LOCAL!

Well now, this is different!


It all began a couple of years ago when we decided that since it might take some time to “de-farm” and retire, we should probably get on with it while we were young enough to enjoy life left.


So we did.


In April of 2014 we were able to sell our brilliant little business “The Vinegar Works” to a farm family with locations in Maple Ridge and Cawston B.C.. The Knechtels have taken our idea and are giving it a big push by expanding distribution throughout the lower mainland and have built a tasting room in Cawston to service the very busy tourist trade that passes through on Hwy 3.

The Knechtels continue to also supply retail locations in the Okanagan, a complete list of which can be found on their website at

We love what they are doing and hope that you will continue to support them with your business!




Then, in September of 2014, our Valentine Farm property was sold to Mike and Leslie of Dominion Cider. Watch this one grow. The plan is to plant some acreage of cider apples and open their farmgate cidery just as this product hits it’s stride as the fastest growing beverage category in B.C.! Watch this happen at

Again  ….




As for us, we are now tending a far more reasonably sized garden over on the other side of Giant’s Head Mountain, vanning, fishing, grandparenting, dogwalking, travelling….and whatever else comes along. We are most thankful for our family, friends and good health!



   It’s all about LOCAL!