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Tempting your Taste Buds with Three Days in Kelowna: Day Three

Our third and last day was a short one, but delicious nonetheless. If you’re lucky enough to be in the area for a few days, I’d definitely suggest finishing it up with these great spots {and then take a nap at the beach, if you have the time}.

Arlo's Honey Farm Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Arlo's Honey Farm Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
First up: Arlo’s Honey Farm. Not only do I now want to be a farmer, a goat-keeper {is that a thing?}, and a winemaker, I also want to be a beekeeper. It’s truly incredible to see the bees at work, to learn about the honey-making process {a honeybee only produces up to a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime!}, and to really discover the importance of bees in the environment {it’s all about the pollination, people}. Plus, honey is delicious {obviously}.

Arlo's Honey Farm Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Arlo's Honey Farm Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Arlo's Honey Farm Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Arlo's Honey Farm Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Arlo's Honey Farm Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
When you go to Arlo’s, you can go on a tour of the farm, visit the bees, check out the plants and flowers that the bees feed on, and, of course, do a honey tasting. At the end of it all, you’ll leave with a new appreciation for the sweet stuff, and likely a few jars of honey.

Arlo's Honey Farm Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Arlo's Honey Farm Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Arlo's Honey Farm Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Arlo's Honey Farm Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Arlo's Honey Farm Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Of course a little more wine was in order before we finished up in Kelowna, so the next stop was at Tantalus Vineyards. It was established in 2004, but the original vines were planted in 1927, making it the oldest continually operating vineyard in BC. The tasting room is sleek, bright {thanks to a ton of natural light}, and beautifully adorned with art from a variety of well-known Canadian artists.

Tantalus Vineyards Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Tantalus Vineyards Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Tantalus Vineyards Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Tantalus Vineyards Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Tantalus Vineyards Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Leaving town without a full belly certainly wasn’t an option, so the last stop was Hillcrest Farm Market: a family-run farm with an incredible history and an exciting future. It was started over a hundred years ago by Bhagu Singh, who arrived in Canada and walked from Vancouver to Kelowna in search of a piece of land of his own. Now, the farm and orchard is still in the family, and it’s thriving both locally {the market and café are legendary in the area} and internationally {Hillcrest’s cherries are exported halfway around the world!}.

Hillcrest Farm Market Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Hillcrest Farm Market Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
Hillcrest Farm Market Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
There is also a B&B on site, something that the family hopes will help get visitors more involved in the farm, and interested in the entire farming process. Of course, it’s an added bonus that you can stay there, and have some of the best samosas your taste buds have ever experienced in one go.

Hillcrest Farm Market Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault
So that’s it! Three jam-packed days that were as inspiring as they were delicious, so perfectly arranged by the folks at Tourism Kelowna. I am so pleased to have been part of such a great trip {see? See that photo, below? Look how happy we look!}, and to have shared the experience with my Food Bloggers of Canada cohorts. I’m thinking we should make it an annual thing {that may or may not be my belly talking…}.

Food Bloggers of Canada in Kelowna - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

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