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May-June 2017

Mark Your Calendars!

Merridale Ciderworks will celebrate Father’s Day on June 18. This will also mark the start of Sunday Pizza Nights, to be held throughout the summer. You can make a reservation here.

This will be a busy summer with events organized as part of the Canada 150 festivities. The theme will be a celebration of the senses and the promotion of local “terroir” products in British Columbia. A variety of tastings and workshops will be offered featuring B.C. food and drink. The first event took place at Townsite Brewing on the occasion of its launch as an Économusée® on May 4. The second event will be held at Wayward Distillation House, in Courtenay, on Friday, June 23. You will find all the information here


The teams are expanding:

  • Hazelwood Herb Farm recently hired someone for the summer thanks to the Young Canada Works program.
  • Hazelwood Herb Farm is also one of the businesses participating in the “Hands On! Generation to Generation” program. The SDE is supporting the training of its new employee.
  • Wayward Distillation House also recruited an additional person for its team at the beginning of the month.
  • For its part, Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is looking to hire a seasonal employee. The job description can be found here.
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Well worth reading: a very interesting article was published recently in The Guardian about the reasons to participate in craft fairs in order to sell your products and publicize your venture.

Artisans at Work Community initiative in the Nelson and West Kootenay area

The Artisans at Work Community initiative in Nelson is progressing well! We are seeking artisan businesses in the region in order to carry out feasibility studies. Contact Juliette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.