Fragrant ripe peaches mark the peak of summer at Okanagan fruit stands.
Fruit stands to visit
In August you'll find an abundance of peaches and other stone fruit, early apples, and vegetables in the Okanagan Valley. Some of the best stands aren't on the main roads; call ahead for directions and to confirm hours - open daily unless noted.
Kaleden: No. 1 Fruit Stand. Copious fresh fruit, vegetables, and jams at a family-run stand. 434 Hwy. 97; 250/497-8686.
Okanagan Falls: Matheson Creek Farm. Apples, cherries, and smoothies. Eastside Rd. 5 miles south of Penticton; 250/497-8989.
Penticton Farmers' Market. Gleaming apples, Red Haven peaches, and more. 8:30-noon Sat. Next to Gyro Park (100 block of Main St.); 250/ 770-3276.
Penticton: Spiller's Corner Fruit Stand. Quaint, historic stand. 475 Upper Bench Rd.; 250/490-4162.
Summerland: Robert's Fruit Market & Orchard. A variety of fruit, plus preserves (try the apricot) and butter tarts, a Canadian specialty. On Hwy. 97; 250/494-5541.