The May 5th 2018 Spring Farm Fair is associated with the Annual Pass Creek Fall Fair which informs, promotes and educates rural farming.
Spring Farm Fair brings ranchers, farmers, local business, local food producers and vendors, who raise all different types of livestock, fruit trees, nurseries, poultry, grape vines, nuts, herbs, bees etc., together.
We invite farming related businesses to attend and support farmers by offering information on merchandise and how it could impact their farm, improve their operation and financial bottom line. We invite the public to attend and give the option of purchasing items from farmers direct and/or the ability to purchase locally in the future!
Educating the public to purchase food and farm items would create a huge financial impact to our local economy. If each household spent just $40 a month ($10 a week) on locally produced food, multiply that by 12 months – that equals $480/per year. If you multiply $480 by the number of households in the West Kootenay (approximately 80,000), that would equal $38,400,000 back into the local economy, yearly! This would greatly support local farmers thus making them a viable industry in our area.
People are interested in where their food comes from and they want to buy local, they don’t want to buy offshore food that they have no idea how it is grown or handled.
Spring Farm Fair has continued to grow annually and has become an important event for farmers to gather and source local livestock, seeds, plants and equipment for the upcoming growing season. We anticipate a larger turn out for the 4th Annual Spring Fair as word of this unique event spreads. We want to encourage more people to have backyard gardens growing their own fruit, vegetables and herbs. And want more backyard poultry and small livestock, where permitted, so people can have fresh protein that is raised humanely. Farming knowledge and being able to meet and talk in person to local farmers and ranchers is priceless.
Spring Farm Fair hopes to have a bunny petting zoo and horse drawn carriage rides, which are free. There is no gate admission and there will be a concession and ATM on site.
We are hoping you will consider attending the Spring Farm Fair as a vendor. Our site is currently under construction and we hope to have the vender form and on-line payment system added soon. For more information and for vendor registration please email us.