The Government of British Columbia has issued a proclamation that Sept. 21-28, 2013, shall be known as “Organic Week”.
Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson read the proclamation and presented it to Similkameen organic farmers at Harkers Fruit Ranch on September 24.
The proclamation acknowledges the contribution the organic sector makes to economic and environmental well-being of British Columbia and how the industry is growing to meet the increasing demand for B.C. organic products.
Troy and Sara Harker, and Anna Marie Klippenstein, Cawston organic farmers who have all been named B.C.’s Outstanding Farmers, were on hand for the presentation, as was Keremeos Mayor Manfred Bauer.
“I’m proud to make this presentation,” Larson said Tuesday. “The B.C. government has recognized the Similkameen as the organic capital of B.C.
I feel that the organic farming industry is part of healthy living – it’s a business that is super important.”
Annemarie and Kevin Klippenstein were named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers in 2011, and Sara and Troy were recently named B.C’s Outstanding Young Farmers in 2013.