Harvest is here

Harvest Swenarchuk

October is harvest season in B.C. which means fresh fruit and vegetables, hearty soups, comfort foods and home-cooked meals. SPIN caught up with Sun Peaks Resort’s junior sous chef John Swenarchuk, to chat about all things harvest this month. Originally from North Vancouver, Swenarchuk has worked throughout B.C. including as a chef for a … [Read more...]

Herb gardens growing popular


Local restaurants have started a trend of delivering fresh, locally grown herbs to guests as part of the dining experience in Sun Peaks — with an enthusiastic response. Restaurant chefs are utilising their patio space to grow a range of fresh herbs, including basil, thyme, oregano, mint, rosemary, dill, chives, and more. “Our guests love it. They … [Read more...]

Getting to know a farmers’ market favourite

Eriks Meats

Offering a wide range of handmade sausages and meats, it’s no surprise Erik’s Sausages and Meats is one of the most popular vendors at the Sun Peaks and Region Farmers’ Market each Sunday. Run by German-born Erik Fuenders, the stall offers customers the whole hog when it comes to sausages — from wieners and bratwurst to pepperoni sticks, and … [Read more...]