Fresh from Klippers Farm – Meet Farmer Kevin Klippenstein
Step onto the rich fields of Klippers Organic Acres and you’ll find yourself embraced by the warmth of BC’s farming community. Meet Kevin Klippenstein, the leaders of 60 acres of farmland, a charming restaurant, a bustling cidery, and an array of other offerings in the heart of Cawston, British Columbia. For over two decades, Kevin has been weaving connections through the food his team cultivates, nurturing produce, but also a community.
At Klippers Farm, the growing unfolds across a canvas of 60 acres. Here, the journey from soil to table is a labor of love that encompasses a diverse range of foods, from the towering sentinels of tree fruit to the hearty bounty of ground crops. Klippers’ produce finds its way to local farmers’ markets and eateries throughout the Okanagan, Vancouver, and beyond.
The labour of love at Klippers Farm is a year-round effort with each season presenting unique demands. Take, for example, the life of an apple tree. It’s a year-round task from the winter’s pruning to the delicate precision of spring’s thinning. The summer months bring vigilant care, a combination of watering and nurturing, leading to the peak harvest season, when the fruits from the team’s labour emerge.
Kevin understands that the foundation of growing food sits under his feet. The soil requires constant nurturing to remain healthy. Planting, watering, weeding are daily tasks on the to do list. Nature can be both demanding and unpredictable. Yet, through it all, Klippers Farm perseveres, finding grace in the face of adversity.
Kevin’s mission is crystal clear: to provide Canadian families with nourishing, high-quality produce. It’s a labor of love that begins with the soil and extends to every lovingly tended plant. Behind each bite from Klippers produce lies a story—a story of growth, resilience, and a farmer’s unwavering dedication.
Kevin’s Top Greens Storage Tip: Don’t wash your greens until you plan to eat them. Once you wash them and put them in the fridge, they will actually break down faster than if you just left them.