The North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society (“The Gleaners”) is a group of volunteers who have responded to the opportunity to turn surplus food crops into nutritious meals for a hungry world. Additionally we receive donated medical equipment from local facilities, and distribute it to institutions in many countries. Distribution is done by reputable and established Christian aid organizations who have partnered with us.
NOTES FROM THE LUMBY PUBLIC MARKET
Was it really such a long winter, or is it only me? Anyway, I’m so happy that the Market will be opening for the season on Saturday, May 13th, it seems to make the end of winter official. We’ll be back at our usual spot in the Whitevalley Community Park on Glencaird from 9am-1pm. It’s a beautiful location – tree-lined, and close to the kids’ playground, library, museum, and in warmer weather, the pool and spray park.
Vendors, this Market offers the best seasonal fees found anywhere, and we’ve always got enough room for another vendor – seasonal or drop-in. Welcome to new vendor Ida, selling those great chemical-free Norwex products.
You may have noticed that local plant maven, Sam, is writing a garden column in the Lumby Valley Times. Isn’t she amazingt? And, her plants are really, really beautiful and really, really healthy. I know she’ll have lots on hand for the 13th – just in time for Mother’s Day.
There’s a huge amount of excitement building already for the 3rd Annual Butter Tart Festival on September 9th. This year we’re encouraging anyone who is engaged in raising funds for their organization to consider using the Festival as a way to fund raise, and have a lot of fun in the bargain. We’re also encouraging everyone in Lumby to get involved in some way – more news about the “People’s Choice” later.
For information about being a vendor at the Market, or about the Butter Tart Festival, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 778-473-2226
See you on May 13th! Murray