Without a large body of water nearby, Kelowna is one of the areas where Calgarians go on vacation to experience a full waterfront, and the activities that go with it, including lounging on the beach. My summer visit this year was my very first. If you haven’t seen my post about Caldwell Heritage Farm in Kelowna, be sure to read it!
While on vacation in Kelowna, BC, I took a tour of the Caldwell Heritage Farm hosted by owner Kristi Caldwell. The farm was originally a rural acreage, and purchased by Kristi’s parents in the 1990’s with the intention of creating a place where they could live out their years through retirement. Sadly, this dream was unexpectedly cut short in the 2010’s, and the farm was passed on to Kristi.
Kristi and her husband James (who I also met on the tour) were enjoying an urban lifestyle in Vancouver, but they packed it up and moved to embrace farm living in Kelowna. Since then, they have expanded the farm’s operations to include chickens, a wedding venue, and a distillery.
The farm’s rustic tools and equipment offer a unique nostalgic look into what farming life was life in the past for many people. The Caldwell family actually still uses some of the “antique” equipment on display for their current operations, while other pieces are meant only as showpieces of personal significance.
You can read more about the farm’s story online or visit them in person if you’re in the Kelowna area. I hope you’ll enjoy my photos of the farm. Be sure to also read my other post from Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley.