Welcome spring!  Finally after the long winter, we begin to see the signs of spring in wine country.  Wineries are ready to open with new spring releases to taste, farmers are beginning to prepare the soil for planting and the chefs and restaurants are eager to integrate the new season’s local ingredients again into their menus. Bring it on!
This issue is full of exciting event and party news to book into your calendars for the year.  Starting with the Osoyoos Oyster Festival end of April!  We have some delicious recipes shared by Okanagan chefs this issue, including a beer recipe that ties in with Good Life Vancouver’s fun article on touring the new micro breweries in Vancouver.  Farm Chef Derek Uhlemann will be joining us each issue with his Farm Report –updating us with what is in season from his HQ at Covert Farms.
Food & Wine Trails Magazine is happy to announce that we are now running in two month installments in order to provide you, our readers, with more up-to-date news on what is happening in our delicious food-wine-farm world!  Next issue out is May/June.  Until then, remember to eat, drink & shop local!  Farmers Markets will be open for the season soon.