Sharing the Harvest
In Kelowna and Revelstoke. We’re fortunate to have attracted many interested and interesting people to our nutty business over the years. Some started out as friends who quickly became loyal customers after becoming addicted to the freshness of Rancho products. Many then began establishing their own customer base as friends, families and co-workers caught on.
David Shaw and Lise Guyot are two such friends who became customers and subsequent resellers, operating their own Harvest Event at the Parkinson Recreation Centre in Kelowna for many years.
David, a francophone from Gaspésie, Québec, and Lise, also a francophone hailing from Manitoba, met in BC in their early twenties working with the Katimavik youth programme. Choosing the Okanagan as their new home, the couple purchased land in the Rose Valley area of Kelowna, started a tree-planting business and began raising their two sons. For many years, David and Lise visited us during our Vernon Harvest Event in November, not only to fill their own cupboards with fresh and tasty Rancho treats, but also to stock the company kitchen for their increasingly successful tree-planting operation.
The Kelowna Harvest Event is growing bigger and better every year! Be sure to mark this year’s date (November 16 and 17) on your calendar and pay them a visit at the Parkinson Recreation Centre.
Harvest Events in Salmon Arm, Abbotsford and Penticton. The Reimer family are also long-time friends who have been running Harvest Events in Salmon Arm and Abbotsford for many years. Cindy Reimer is the granddaughter of the late Carl Isaac, who was our original partner in the early years of Rancho Vignola. Along with her husband Randy, their four daughters, who have grown up with the business, and their close friends who help out every year, the Reimer family host very successful events at the Comfort Inn in Salmon Arm and the Windsor Greenhouses in Abbotsford.
New Harvest Event in Penticton. The Reimers are making the plunge into new territory! This November will see the launching of Penticton’s very first Rancho Harvest Event. On November 8 and 9 the Reimer family will be laying out a tasty selection of Rancho products at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. The new Harvest Event will feature the same format as all our other events, on a slightly smaller scale, with sampling of all the favourite products that have made these public events so popular.
Don’t miss it!