Local earns poetry honour

B.C. Association of Farmers’ Markets announced the winners of the third annual Ode to A Farmer Poetry Contest,

With farmers’ fields brimming with produce ready for harvest, the B.C. Association of Farmers’ Markets is sharing praise for the province’s agricultural community.

The group made the announcement of the winners of the third annual Ode to A Farmer Poetry Contest, which included a North Okanagan resident winning a regional prize.

The contest is part of the BCAFM’s celebration of Farmers Appreciation Week, an annual event highlighting the important contributions that local food and farmers make to the public and communities.

B.C. residents of all ages were encouraged to demonstrate their appreciation for B.C. farmers by submitting their best Ode to a Farmer poem.

The grand prize was awarded to Taylor Theodore, of Langley, for her poem, Ode to a Farmer, From his Love.

The number of poems entered into the contest grew from 72 in 2014 to 120 in 2015.

In addition to the grand prize, a winner from each region of the province was selected.

Vernon’s Richard Frank Kozlowski was chosen as the Thompson Okanagan winner for Farmer’s Ode.

The BCAFM is a not-for-profit association that represents 125 farmers’ markets across the province and works to support, develop and promote farmers’ markets in all regions of B.C.

For more information on the BCAFM, to read the winning entries or to find a farmers’ market near you, visit www.bcfarmersmarket.org.


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