The Okanagan is such a beautiful place to visit at this time of year. I recently spent a day touring farms in Kelowna and came across a handful of gems. Here’s an itinerary for an activity-filled day of edible exploration.
Start with brunch at The Salted Brick, a fairly new restaurant on Bernard, owned and run by former Vancouver Chef Jason Leizert. His mushrooms and runny eggs on toast is absolutely phenomenal.
Next, head to Carmelis Goat Cheese where you can meet the goats who roam free in a big field overlooking lake Okanagan, and then buy some of their amazingly fresh cheese for a picnic.
Meadow Vista Honey Wines is another farm to visit, where you must spring for the honey wine or “mead” tasting. I’ve never tasted anything quite like it. While you’re there, stock up on beautiful honey that was harvested in super tiny batches from the backyard.
A stop at Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm for some fresh-cut lavender (to make syrup for your homemade lattes) is another scenic stop.
This story was written for The Peak Radio