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Barb Wloka and one of her fabulous staff members take a moment to pose (credit: Robyn Beebe)

Wloka’s Fruit Stand – Bringing Fresh Food and Big Smiles to Creston for 35 Years

Like many Creston residents I often find myself playing hostel owner/tour guide/entertainer to a bevy of friends and family in the summer. While I’d like to think my charming personality is at least part of the reason for these trips, the innumerable vistas of this valley in full bloom and the opportunity to sample it’s […]


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 […]


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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.