Sibling lemonade stand adds a twist of tea

Lemonade Stand

Sunday morning market-goers have been delighted to enjoy a home-made lemonade or a delicious iced tea in recent weeks. The business venture, Landon’s Lemonade and Tana’s Tea, was put together by the brother and sister duo of 11-year-old Landon and eight-year-old Montana Oevermann as a way to raise money toward the most iconic childhood dream of all — a trip to Disneyland. Both profess they have a “secret … [Read more...]

Fresh local vegetables hit the market

Veggies Blade Cleaver

Local vegetable grower Blade Cleaver is passionate about food sustainability, and he hopes to share his passion with locals and visitors each Sunday at the Sun Peaks & Region Farmers’ Market. Cleaver has recently launched his first market stall, selling a range of vegetables including onions, lettuce, kale, potatoes, Swiss chard and more — all home-grown on Cleaver’s property in Whitecroft. “I think there’s a … [Read more...]

Foraging for fiddleheads?


With the onset of spring comes fiddlehead season across Canada. The curled, edible shoots of the ostrich fern are considered a seasonal delicacy. They can be found in the wild, and are often sold in stores, at farmers’ markets, and are sometimes served in restaurants. Fiddleheads can be eaten safely, but can cause food poisoning if they haven’t been properly cleaned, prepared, cooked or stored. Eating raw or … [Read more...]

Wineries get a taste of Farmers’ Market


Two of Kamloops’ top wineries are set to become regular stall-holders at the Sun Peaks Farmers’ Market this summer, giving local wine lovers something to look forward to each Sunday. Meghan Kolodka, Farmers’ Market manager, said it was an exciting addition to the market. “We’ve just gone through all the applications (for the Farmer’s Market) and we have two confirmed wineries from Kamloops set to attend each week: … [Read more...]

Record breaking holidays for Bottoms


If you’ve stopped by Bottoms Bar and Grill for lunch or dinner in the past few months, you might think they seem a little busier than usual — and you’d be right. December was a busy month for staff at Bottoms Bar and Grill, as they broke a personal best record to mark their highest grossing month ever. Then January came. “We blew that record out of the water,” says general manager Nathan Cross — making for … [Read more...]