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Pass Creek hosts First Annual Small Farm Animal and Poultry Sale and Swap

Castlegar Source
By Castlegar Source
March 26th, 2014

We are inviting all small farmers and businesses in the East and West Kootenays to attend Pass Creek Exhibition grounds for our First Annual Small Farm Animal and Poultry Sale and Swap. The venue will offer small farmers the opportunity to meet other farmers, exchange information, sell and trade. We are inviting businesses that sell merchandise used by farmers to attend as well. We are charging $5 per farmer or business. The public is welcome at no charge, and there will be lots of free parking.

 

Attending farmers can bring their expertise to share with new farmers. To find a local farmer that can speak from experience and share their knowledge is priceless. Perhaps they will even mentor a new farmer who will eventually pass on knowledge to the next generation of farmers.

 

Set up an information guide with contact information of local farmers and what their expertise is and what their product sales are (ie: fruit trees, poultry, garlic etc.)

 

The public is extremely interested in what food they consume and how it is handled, produced and processed. We need to produce more food locally and we need to be able to find out who has what in their backyard and not have to travel long distances to purchase what we can locally.

We want to education the public on what they consume from the local grocery stores and what farmers produce locally (ie: Garlic grown in China vs locally-grown garlic). There is a major reduction in carbon footprint when you purchase local and better ethical growing practices.

 

When: May 3, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Where: Pass Creek Exhibition Grounds – Relkoff Road, Robson.

Cost: $5 per exhibitor or farm.

ATM on site and great food concession

For more information: r_dsmith@shaw.ca or 250-365-7273

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