The 7th Annual Organic Okanagan Festival will be held on September 23, 2012. Organized by the Okanagan Greens Society, the Organic Okanagan Festival (or OOF) is dedicated to promoting sustainable green farming, products and trade in the Central Okanagan of British Columbia.
The overall message of this year’s festival is “Love the Apple – NO GMO”. In response to Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ recent request to Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to approve their “non-browning” Genetically Modified (GM) apple variety, the festival will celebrate organic apples with:
- Live organic apple juicing with Old Meadows Farm & the Mobile Juice Factory
- Inspired organic apple culinary creations
- Organic apple panel discussion
- Organic apple art and more
Consider the Central Okanagan lodging of our member bed & breakfast inns to pair your festival experience with personalized accommodations.
A Genuinely Green BC Event
Exhibitors at the Organic Okanagan Festival Only may only be companies or organizations classified as:
Organic Okanagan Festival Events Include Green Living Expo, Certified Organic Farmers Market and Eco-Presentations
Festival attendees are invited to enjoy learning, sampling and buying from the exhibitors, vendors and farms, including:
BC Sustainable Energy Association
Empowering BC to build a clean, renewable energy future
Central Okanagan Community Gardens Society
Working with local organic gardens and government
Western Canada’s largest organic & natural foods grocer
Forbes Family Farm
Alternative energy solutions
Kelowna Zambia Partnership (KaZ)
Platform to partner Kelowna with Senanga, Zambia
Mobile Juice Factory
Traveling juicing service
Nature’s Presence Foundation
Connecting people to nature
Orchard Corners Organics
Emu oil skin care products
New crop nuts & dried fruit
Organic skin care
True Food Foundation
Defending the natural foods supply
Promoting foods safe for bees and everyone
100% green energy for homes & businesses
Certified Organic Association of BC
Establishing & maintaining of local food systems
Fashion design, recycling & up-cycling
Highland Mountain Coffee Company
Fine organic & fair trade coffees
Kelowna Community Food Bank
Alleviating hunger in the Central Okanagan
Certified Organic & Fair Trade Teas
Okanagan Master Gardeners
Providing horticultural advice
Old Meadows Organic Farm
Organic fruit, berries & vegetables
Pounce & Hound Pet Boutique
Raw Food Society of BC
Promoting raw foods living & research
Terra Geothermal Sustainable Energy Corp.
Alternative energy provider
Urban Harvest Organic Delivery
Fresh produce delivered to your door
There will also be live music to accompany your festival experience. FortisBC is sponsoring the Kids Zone activities for children.
A Picturesque Central Okanagan Setting
The Organic Okanagan Festival will be held at Summerhill Winery overlooking Lake Okanagan in Kelowna. Summerhill adheres to organic and vegan winemaking practices, making it a natural venue for the festival.
Organic Okanagan Festival Supports a Worthy Cause
General admission for adults is only $7 plus a Kelowna Food Bank donation. Bicyclist admission is only $3. More information about this event is available on the Organic Okanagan Festival website.
Choose Central Okanagan Lodging That’s as Unique as an Organically Grown Apple
Our Central Okanagan Bed and Breakfast inns offer you a memorable lodging experience to enhance your enjoyment of the Organic Okanagan Festival and all the Okanagan region of British Columbia has to offer.
Enjoy a broad range of breakfast selections, comfortable guest rooms, and the singular hospitality & regional expertise of the innkeepers at locations all across British Columbia’s Central Okanagan region.
What’s Your Organic Okanagan Festival Expectation or Experience?
The Organic Okanagan Festival has been held annually since 2005 and has, in that short time, grown to become one the most successful green events in British Columbia, Canada.
Please share your plans for this 2012 event and memories of past Organic Okanagan Festivals.