Family receives award

Vernon’s Davison Orchards has won a an Okanagan Family Business Award.

Vernon’s Davison Orchards has won a an Okanagan Family Business Award.

The Okanagan chapter of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise has recognized the family-run operation, which includes an orchard, field crops, a bakery, cafe and retail outlet.

“It is a privilege to receive this award,” said Laura Shaw, a member of the Davison family.

“We are proud to have been nominated by the Bank of Montreal, and while the application process was extensive, it gave us an opportunity to look at our business practices and how it is inspired by our family values’

Davison Orchards’ season begins Friday.

“Throughout the winter, we have been busy with the construction of our cannery, a brand new building that will support all of our food services,” said Shaw.

“We are excited to welcome everyone back to our farm for another season and receiving this award is is a great way to kick things off.”