After three generations of Coverts managing 130+ acres of ground crops, in 2014 Gene Covert (third generation farmer) turned his focus on winemaking and leased organic food growing to Secrest Organics at Covert Farms. Terry, owner of Secrest Organics, has been leading our organics production for a number of years; we consider Terry and his family to be part of the extended Covert family.
Today Covert Farms remains a leader in quality organic fruit and vegetable growing in the Okanagan through Secrest Organics – a major shipper of fresh field tomatoes, sweet onions, sweet corn, muskmelons and table grapes. Secrest Organics at Covert Farms supplies fruit stands and major wholesalers in western Canada, while continuing the tradition of offering fresh produce to the retail public. Our goal is to support a healthy community and help grow agri-tourism in the South Okanagan.
We support tasty, healthy foods and the relationships necessary to bring that about in a sustainable way. Our vineyard is certified organic, and we embrace biodynamic and permaculture farming methods. The relationships of our land are complex and most have yet to be discovered. As we learn more we find interest, intrigue, and humility. We invite you to explore our farm, to learn about our farming practices and experience a place bustling with life and diversity.
In season, we encourage our wine customers to visit Secrest Organics at Covert Farms and try pick-your-own. The friendly staff at Secrest Organics can assist with your selections and guide you along the way. They grow more than 40 different crops, so you can try something new. Freshly harvested produce is also available in their farm store, steps from our Wine Lounge. Many crops are available from late spring until first frost.