Hug a farmer this week

AGRICULTURE: | Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District promotes Farmers’ Appreciation Week in the Alberni Valley.

  • Sep. 16, 2015 3:00 p.m.

ACRD and Bulldogs’ members are asking Bulldogs fans to ‘bring a farmer’ to the ‘Dogs home opener on Sept. 19.

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District celebrates the sixth annual Farmers’ Appreciation Week Sept. 12–19 with a couple of events leading up to Family Farm day on Sept. 20.

On Saturday, Sept. 19 the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the ACRD are celebrating the farming community. Bulldogs hockey fans are encouraged to buy a ticket for a farmer and bring them to the Sept. 19 opening night game.

Tickets are available from the bulldogs office.

Farmers can be found throughout our region, from the farmers markets and agricultural fields in the Alberni Valley to the seafood farmers on the west coast. Help celebrate their contributions by taking a farmer out to the hockey game.

Every ticket for a farmer qualifies the purchaser to enter the draw for dinner for four at Drinkwaters Social House. The draw will be made during the first intermission on Sept. 19.

Sunday, Sept. 20 is the fifth annual Alberni Valley Family Farms Day.

Eight local farms will be open to the public for free self-guided tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include activities for children, local recipe books and farm fresh local products for purchase. Learn about issues facing farmers.

The farm tour program is available at the ACRD office, 3008 Fifth Ave., on the ACRD website at www.acrd.bc.ca, at Echo Centre, 4255 Wallace St. and the chamber of commerce, 2533 Port Alberni Highway.

Further information is available at www.acrd.bc.ca or like us on Facebook at “ACRD What’s on Your Fork”.

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