LETTER: Appreciation for farmers

A big cheer and thank you to all of the farmers who help us keep our bodies healthy and strong

I’d like to share my admiration and appreciation to the farmers, food producers and craftspeople of Victoria, Saanich and Cobble Hill who have provided so generously their time, effort, resourcefulness and creativity to the various farmers’ markets this past summer.

We’re now into the fall season and I continue to marvel at the beautiful fruits, vegetables and locally crafted product and crafts that farmers and vendors bring to the table each market day for us to enjoy. We are blessed to have such quality and choice here in the Victoria area.

I can’t buy food this healthy at this price anywhere other than the farmers markets, farm stands and perhaps some of the smaller independent grocery shops.

I will continue to support our local farmers, food foragers and food producers in whatever way I can, but mostly by simply showing up to buy the food they grow, gather and make.

A big cheer and thank you to all of them, but especially to the farmers who help us keep our bodies healthy and strong – my deepest gratitude for their efforts.

M.L. Leidl, Oak Bay

 

 

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