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Okanagan Greens Society

The 7th Annual Organic Okanagan Festival will be held on September 23, 2012.  Organized by the Okanagan Greens Society, the Organic Okanagan Festival (or OOF) is dedicated to promoting sustainable green farming, products and trade in the Central Okanagan of British Columbia.

The overall message of this year’s festival is “Love the Apple – NO GMO”. In response to Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ recent request to Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to approve their “non-browning” Genetically Modified (GM) apple variety, the festival will celebrate organic apples with:

Organic Central Okanagan Apples

The 2012 Organic Orkanagan Festival celebrates the humble, but vital apple grown without chemical fertilizers or food additives, irradiation, industrial solvents, or synthetic pesticides.

  • Live organic apple juicing with Old Meadows Farm & the Mobile Juice Factory
  • Inspired organic apple culinary creations
  • Organic apple panel discussion
  • Organic apple art and more

Consider the Central Okanagan lodging of our member bed & breakfast inns to pair your festival experience with personalized accommodations.

A Genuinely Green BC Event

Exhibitors at the Organic Okanagan Festival Only may only be companies or organizations classified as:

  • Alternative Energy
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Green Building
  • Natural (non-GMO, additive/preservative free) Products
  • Recycling
  • Certified Organic Farm, Producer or Reselling Business
  • Ethical or Fair Trade
  • Local and Sustainable,
  • Natural Health Care
  • Recycled Goods Artisan

Organic Okanagan Festival Events Include Green Living Expo, Certified Organic Farmers Market and Eco-Presentations

Festival attendees are invited to enjoy learning, sampling and buying from the exhibitors, vendors and farms, including:

BC Sustainable Energy Association

Empowering BC to build a clean, renewable energy future


Organic skin productscommunity gardening

Central Okanagan Community Gardens Society

Working with local organic gardens and government

Choices Markets

Western Canada’s largest organic & natural foods grocer

Forbes Family Farm

Heritage fruit, vegetable & free-range animal farmFortisBC


Alternative energy solutions

Kelowna Zambia Partnership (KaZ)

Platform to partner Kelowna with Senanga, Zambia

Mobile Juice Factory

Traveling juicing service

Nature’s Presence Foundation

Connecting people to nature

Okanagan Thermography

Homeopathic practitionerEmu

Orchard Corners Organics

Emu oil skin care products

Rancho Vignola

New crop nuts & dried fruit

Sa Avani

Organic skin care

True Food Foundation

Defending the natural foods supply


Bee S.A.F.EBee

Promoting foods safe for bees and everyone

Bullfrog Power

100% green energy for homes & businesses

Certified Organic Association of BC

Establishing & maintaining of local food systems

fashion recyclingFABRIKateD

Fashion design, recycling & up-cycling

Highland Mountain Coffee Company

Fine organic & fair trade coffees

Kelowna Community Food Bank

Alleviating hunger in the Central Okanagan


Handyman & eco-educatororganic tea


Certified Organic & Fair Trade Teas

Okanagan Master Gardeners

Providing horticultural advice

Old Meadows Organic Farm

Organic fruit, berries & vegetables

Pounce & Hound Pet Boutique

dogEnvironmentally responsible pet products

Raw Food Society of BC

Promoting raw foods living & research

Terra Geothermal Sustainable Energy Corp.

Alternative energy provider

Urban Harvest Organic Delivery

Fresh produce delivered to your door

Summerhill Winery

Summerhill Winery hosts the 2012 Organic Okanagan Festival and offers a splendid lakeside setting for this event.

There will also be live music to accompany your festival experience.  FortisBC is sponsoring the Kids Zone activities for children.

A Picturesque Central Okanagan Setting

The Organic Okanagan Festival will be held at Summerhill Winery overlooking Lake Okanagan in Kelowna.  Summerhill adheres to organic and vegan winemaking practices, making it a natural venue for the festival.

Organic Okanagan Festival Supports a Worthy Cause

General admission for adults is only $7 plus a Kelowna Food Bank donation.  Bicyclist admission is only $3.  More information about this event is available on the Organic Okanagan Festival website.

Choose Central Okanagan Lodging That’s as Unique as an Organically Grown Apple

Central Okanagan B&B inn breakfast

Enjoy locally sourced foods at the breakfast of our member Central Okanagan B&B inns.

Our Central Okanagan Bed and Breakfast inns offer you a memorable lodging experience to enhance your enjoyment of the Organic Okanagan Festival and all the Okanagan region of British Columbia has to offer.

Enjoy a broad range of breakfast selections, comfortable guest rooms, and the singular hospitality & regional expertise of the innkeepers at locations all across British Columbia’s Central Okanagan region.

What’s Your Organic Okanagan Festival Expectation or Experience?

The Organic Okanagan Festival has been held annually since 2005 and has, in that short time, grown to become one the most successful green events in British Columbia, Canada.

Please share your plans for this 2012 event and memories of past Organic Okanagan Festivals.