The purpose of the tour is to allow local residents to become more familiar with Pembertons agricultural industry. The Pemberton Farmers Institute believes informing local residents about what farmers do and why will improve the working relationship between farmers and non-farmers in Pemberton.
The tour will provide a unique opportunity to visit several farms and learn about the crops being grown and the unique challenges facing farmers today.
Roxanna Kuurne, chair of the Pemberton Farmers Institute, will lead the tour, while individual farmers will make a brief presentation at each farm.
The schedule includes stops McEwans Farm, Across the Creek Organics, Seed Potato Lab, and Hillaby Creek Farm.
Participants are asked to gather at the Pemberton Museum at 1 p.m. They will be expected to follow along in their own vehicle as the tour proceeds up the valley.
The afternoon will conclude with a barbecue at Hillaby Creek Farm, hosted by the Farmers Institute and Blacks.
Tickets must be purchased in advance from Paperworks, Home Hardware or the North Shore Credit Union. Prices are $5 per person. Children under 12 may participate for free.
For further information, contact Roxy Kuurne at 604-894-6359 or Allen McEwan at 604-894-6063.