Meet Your Farmer: Organic farming as a way of life

Organic farming is a way of life at Forbes farm

Okanagan residents are lucky to have an abundance of easily accessible, locally grown food.

While some of us get the privilege of getting to know the men and women who produce that food, not everyone has that same access.

So the Capital News is going to bring these farmers to you, letting you see who’s growing your food.

Gord Forbes from Forbes Family Farms has been a certified organic organic farmer for 21 years. He started his organic journey when his mother got a cancer diagnosis.

“It’s about soil health and keeping the land able to produce for the next generation,” he said.

That journey has led them to growing what best suits the environment they’re in, which includes everything from tree fruits nuts.