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Cherry Pickin’ in the Creston Valley – Meet the Folk who Pick Your Fruit

For as long as memory serves me, summers in the Creston Valley have always been a busy and exciting time,  in particular the cherry harvest, a frenetic six week window from mid-July to August, requiring the filling of hundreds of short-term jobs to pick, sort, and pack cherries from over 400+ acres of orchards across […]

Garry Jackman, RDCK director for Area A, chatting at the Fields Forward Community Celebration

Fields Forward Update: Ploughing Ahead After 6 Months

Kootenay Summers: A Welcome Return for a Weary Traveller Well after a vacation-induced “blogging coma”, I am back to my work here on the Creston Valley Food Hub. As I mentioned in one of my last posts in February, I spent the better part of the spring travelling through the highlands of Central America, traversing […]


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The Creston Valley Food Hub is a joint project of the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Creston Valley Food Action Coalition. Funding support provided, in part, by the BC Government’s Buy Local Program; delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding from the BC Ministry of Agriculture. Funding support also provided, in part, by the Regional District of Central Kootenay. The BC Ministry of Agriculture is committed to working with industry partners. Opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the BC Ministry of Agriculture or the Investment Agriculture Foundation.