Fair to help producers and consumers

Spring Farm Fair to be held at Pass Creek Fair Grounds May 14.

The Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Society will be holding its third annual Spring Farm Fair next week. The event will be held at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Grounds in Robson on May 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The purpose of the event is to bring together farmers, ranchers and the public with vendors who raise all different types of livestock, fruit trees, plants, poultry, grape vines, nuts, herbs, bees etc. Farming businesses are also invited to attend and support farmers by offering information on merchandise available and on how it could impact farms and improve operations.

The public is encouraged to attend to take advantage of the opportunity to purchase items direct from farmers and to learn how to purchase from their local farmer in the future. Organizers hope to offer consumers knowledge about the food they consume and how it’s handled, produced and processed and to answer the question, “Where can I find things locally?”

Farmers and growers will not only have the opportunity to sell their livestock and crops, but will also have the opportunity to share their knowledge. Organizers are encouraging those with experience to share their expertise with new farmers or potential farmers. According to the fair’s website, “To find a local farmer that can speak from experience and share their knowledge is priceless. Perhaps new farmers may even find a mentor who will teach them so they can eventually pass on knowledge to the next generation of farmers.”

Farm vendors can also display their products from the farm like soap, live baby chicks, honey, canning, weaving, eggs, garlic, vegetable seeds, bedding plants, grape vines, nuts, herbs, and bees. Vendor rates are $10 for non-commercial and $50 for commercial.

The list of products available from vendors who have already registered for the event includes handy hay nets, animal cages, chicks, quail, goats, eggs, garden starts, metal art, ducklings and heirloom tomato plants.

Other features include a petting zoo, free horse and carriage rides and food concession.

More information including how to register can be found at passcreekfair.com.

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