Lumby Public Market earns Regional support.
August 2015 LUMBY
The Regional District of North Okanagan recently presented a cheque for $1,000 to the Lumby Public Market to be put towards its operations.
“This is another example of the RDNO’s ongoing support to markets across the district,” said Gerald McLeod, Lumby Public Market Chair. McLeod continued, “The Lumby Market has been around a long time, and throughout it has been true to its goal of providing a community-based centre for people to meet and to have the opportunity to purchase locally grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, grains, and plants. Our Market is unique in that it also gives home-bakers, craftspeople, artisans and area entrepreneurs a venue to display their goods and services in a tranquil tree-lined setting near to the Lumby playground and spray park for the little ones. These funds provided by the Regional District of North Okanagan are crucial to ensuring that we can continue to provide these services to Lumby and the surrounding area, and we are sincerely thankful for this generous support.”
Rick Fairbairn, RDNO Director, believes markets such as the one in Lumby are important to both the community and to local agricultural growers and producers. “Farm gate sales are great for local communities, the local economy, and for local growers and producers,” he said.
“For consumers, it’s a win-win. They’re getting fresh, high-quality foods straight from the farm gate at good prices. We are pleased to provide support to the Lumby Public Market, and we encourage everyone to shop locally at farmers and public markets.”
Information: Contact Donna August