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Armstrong BC – Celery City No More

Image of Celery Fields in Armstrong by C.W. Holliday [PDP03645] courtesy of the Royal BC Museum and Archives In the first part of the twentieth century, the small town of Armstrong in the North Okanagan Valley of British Columbia was known as “Celery City” The celery plant that gave Armstrong this name (Apium graveolens var. […]

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BC Cherries

Ready to (sour cherry) crumble? BC cherries are a summer fruit in Canada. In  the Southern Hemisphere they are a Christmas fruit, since they ripen in December Down Under. Growing Conditions Cherries can be difficult to grow. They need a sustained cold period for the fruit to develop but not below -20’C.; they hate wetness, […]

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