Powell River Farmers Institute welcomes you to explore our web-site, receive a monthly newsletter, attend meetings and special events and network with us.
Please check the Events page for dates, times and location of Farmers Institute meetings.
We had a wonderful time at our eighth annual Seedy Saturday (March 9, 2013). You can find out more about this wonderful event here.
At the FI meeting on Nov 12th, Jennifer Salisbury reported on her work at the PR Regional Economic Development Society (PRREDS) which supports farmers. Highlights included an Agricultural Land Inventory to help prospective farmers find land to lease, work on Texada to create a permitted Food Processeing facility, and work on the business plan for SALSA’s Full Circle Farm project. More details here.
The PR Farmers Institute Markets Committee, in collaboration with Jesse Black (manager of the Open Air Market), has now completed conducting a survey on how to improve our current farmers market and see if there is enough interest to run a mid-week market in a more central location. You can download the results document below:
In 1915, thirty-two farmers in the Powell River area, founded a Farmers’ Institute “to improve conditions of rural life so that settlement may be permanent and prosperous.” This remains our goal today.
For more information about the Powell River Farmers Institute send a message via the Contact Page.