Artist Jerry Markham has painted this 18-by-24-inch oil

Artist Jerry Markham has painted this 18-by-24-inch oil

Poultry paintings to support cause

Vernon's Jerry Markham is helping local poultry farmers with their fight to allow area-raised chickens to be slaughtered and sold locally.

Vernon westside artist Jerry Markham is helping local poultry farmers with their fight to allow area-raised chickens to be slaughtered and sold locally.

Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of Markham’s paintings of chickens will go towards the cause.

“Current rules and regulations are making it economically unviable for farmers to continue to provide this service,” said Markham. “Local farmers are petitioning for a change in regulations and a mobile processing unit to allow their poultry to be processed locally and fairly, providing consumers with the freedom of food choice and access to local products at a reasonable cost.”

Some of Markham’s artwork will be shown today at the grand opening/open house of the new location for Okanagan Natural Medicine, located at 2915-28th Ave., Vernon, across the street from Shaw Cable.

The open house takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. and visitors can also sign the farmers’ petition while there.

More details about Markham’s paintings, purchasing info, and the cause can be found at www.JerryMarkham.com.

 

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