On our small family run farm we grow a variety of high quality in season vegetables and herbs using sustainable organic growing methods. We sell our produce directly to the consumer at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market which runs from April through till the end of October.
Firefly Farm is a small 2 acre farm located in beautiful South East Kelowna and is operated by Naomi and Robert Bothe. It’s roots began in 1956 when Naomi’s parents moved to Kelowna and quickly established their small scale multi crop family run farm. Today we carry on our family’s farming tradition by growing a variety of high quality vegetables and culinary herbs using sustainable organic growing methods. We sell our produce directly to the consumer at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market which runs from April through till the end of October.
Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market
If you’re unfamiliar with our harvest and sales schedule you may find the following information helpful because we do things a little differently at our farm.
We grow very early spring crops which we sell for the months of April and May. Once those crops are finished we take a short break, catch our breath and get our farm ready for all our summer crops. We then return to the market in early or mid July with all that fantastic summer produce which includes tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, garlic, onions, Swiss chard, pickling cukes, herbs, beans and plums. Often we will also have summer and fall crops of greens such as kale and spinach as well.
We are now finished our 2020 season and will be back at the market in April 2021
Follow our Facebook and Instagram page @fireflyfarmbc and the Kelowna Farmers & Crafters Market for the most up to date information. Market Website
Where to buy
We sell our produce directly to the consumer at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market which runs from April through till the end of October.
Stop by our booth to say hello and check out our fresh picked selection for the day. Our produce selection changes with the seasons so you never know what tasty surprises you might find on our market table.
Our booth is along Springfield Road under the trees.
• 4 cups washed, torn spinach leaves, stems removed, well packed, 16 to 24 ounces
• 3 garlic cloves, halved
• 3 tablespoons pine nuts
• 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil, crumbled
• 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 1/8 tsp. salt
• hot, cooked spaghetti
Place a few spinach leaves, garlic, pine nuts, basil and a little oil in blender or food processor container.
Cover and puree until leaves begin to look crushed.
Continue adding spinach leaves a few at a time with small amounts of oil to blender, using a rubber spatula to help to combine pureed mixture. Add Parmesan cheese and 1/8 tsp. salt. Cover and process until spinach pesto mixture is smooth.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain in colander. Serve with the spinach pesto sauce.
• cleaned, de-stemmed and chopped (or torn) spinach
• handful (or more!) of freshly ground pumpkin seeds
• extra-virgin olive oil
• lemon juice
• 1-2 cloves pressed or minced garlic
• salt and pepper
Place some cleaned, de-stemmed and chopped (or torn) spinach in a large bowl.
Toss with a handful (or more!) of freshly ground pumpkin seeds.
In a small bowl, mix extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice (just about a 2/1 ratio), 1-2 cloves pressed or minced garlic, and salt and pepper "to taste". Add this mixture a little at a time to your salad as you toss it. Remember, you can ALWAYS add more, but it's impossible to take it away.
Add more lemon juice, if needed.
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Unique one of a kind hand crafted gourd art
Gourds are a natural product and perfect for crafting birdhouses, ornaments, and other projects. Each gourd is unique and because the growing and drying process creates varied shapes, sizes, textures and patterns, you will find no two gourds alike. From the time it is planted, grown and then dried, it can take up to one year for a gourd to be ready for crafting.
All the images on our gourds are drawn on by hand then burned directly into the gourd by a technique called pyrography. We use high quality paints and dyes to highlight the designs and finish them off with varnishes and waxes to ensure they are protected.