2021 BX Farm Tour

A self-guided, self-paced tour of the food, farms and sights of Vernon’s BX region

This fall, you’re invited to “Know Your Farmer, Explore the BX”—to connect with local food, to better know your farmers and how they are farming, and to explore all the BX has to offer. The BX is a rich agricultural region with lots of walking and hiking trails, and is the perfect place to get out and explore your own backyard.

The BX Farm Tour is hosted by the North Okanagan Land to Table Network, in partnership with funders, farmers and local supporters. This year, to play it safe due to COVID, you can tour all of the farms via video. We hope that next year we can meet on the farms, with farmers, in person!

Drive, bike or walk the route and take an afternoon or a day. The BX Farm Tour is yours to explore, your way.

Farmstands and video tours

Saturdays & Sundays from September 11th - October 3rd (10 am - 3 pm)

Four weekends of farmstands and video farm tours! At each stop, you can scan a QR code with your smartphone and be connected with a video that highlights the farm, its products, and the people that make it happen. You’ll also have the chance to check out the farmstand and shop for products that were grown or made right on the farm.

Learn more about our featured farms below, and don’t forget to check out the other must-see spots in the BX!

Market Day

October 9th @ Polson Market

Meet your local BX farmers in person! The four farms who participated in the first annual BX Farm Tour will be at the Polson Artisan Market’s Thanksgiving Harvest Market and will have a wide selection of their farm fresh products available for purchase.

The market is located in Polson Park and runs from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, Oct. 9th. Check out polsonmarket.com for more details. See you there!

Know your farmer

Get to know the places and faces that make up the 2021 BX Farm Tour

Curlew Orchard

Organic fruit, vegetables and herbs, including a variety of apples and juice blends

Indigo Valley Farm

Organic haskap berries and products, including frozen berries, freeze-dried berries, jams, juice and more

Garlic Ranchers

Freeze-dried garlic products that are quick and easy to use, fresh tasting, and nutrient dense

Tiny Terrace Farm

 Seasonal vegetables and fruit from hillside terraces, wildflower honey and farm fresh eggs from the flock

BX Ranchlands

Video stop! A historically significant, beautiful parcel of land offering picturesque vistas, a perimeter walking trail and a promising future.

Explore the BX

When you’re out on the farms, don’t forget to check out these must-see spots along the route

BX Press

Relax and enjoy farmcrafted ciders and artisan breads and small bites, all under a shady patio or in the beautiful apple orchard.

BX Falls Trail

A cool, refreshing hike that follows BX Creek. Take a short hike to the waterfalls or viewpoint, or head out for a longer creekside hike.

Grey Canal Trail

A hiking, biking and horseback riding wilderness trail that follows the old Grey Canal irrigation system alignment around Vernon.

Take the Tour

Drive, bike or hike and explore the farms and sights of the BX

Download the map

The 2021 BX Farm Tour is funded by:

Funding was provided through the Rural Economic Development Grant Program, which is funded by Electoral Areas “B”, “C”, “D”, “E”, and “F” of the Regional District of the North Okanagan