Alison Wolfe

Alison Wolfe

Orchard showcases local food

The third annual Okanagan Market of Taste is slated for Sunday at Davison Orchards from noon to 4 p.m.

Calling all local foodies.

The third annual Okanagan Market of Taste is slated for Sunday at Davison Orchards from  noon to 4 p.m.

The Market of Taste is an event that showcases the local flavours of our region with local food samples, cooking demos and farm tours.  This event is a collaboration between Davison Orchards and Slow Food Thompson Okanagan.

“The Market of Taste is about celebrating that we have such amazing clean, fair, food in our region” said Jen Bitz, of Slow Food.

“It’s about appreciating our food and about not taking for granted that we have access to local healthy food.“

Food artisans from across the valley will be giving free samples. Taste everything from local salmon to organic cheeses to wild mushrooms and local strawberries.

Jennifer Innis, a finalist on MasterChef Canada, will be doing cooking demonstrations throughout the event.

Innis, who lives in Vernon, will be showing some of the creative ways she uses local ingredients.

“Come visit with her while she cooks and hear stories from her time starring in reality TV,” sad Bitz.

Davison Orchards, a local farm with its own bakery, cafe and line of homemade preserves, is a natural place to hold the event.

The Davison family will be inviting the public to see their brand new cannery in action. They have recently completed this new preserve kitchen and will be making fresh fudge, caramel, and offering samples all afternoon. Davison Orchards will also be offering farm tours, a chance to get into the orchard and have a look at how things are growing on the farm.

“When it comes to Okanagan food, we have so much to be proud of,” said Leah Campbell, of Davison Orchards.

“This event will offer an opportunity to see the story behind the food we grow and the journey it takes from the field to your plate. “

Local foodies are invited to come eat their way through the booths and taste for themselves how delicious slow food is.

‘We wait all year for that fresh taste of local produce – but real food is always worth the wait,” said Campbell.

There is no admission fee for this event. For more information, see www.davisonorchards.ca