Contributor(s): Gurbani Juneja, Nyasha Mukakati, Alex Wong
Why go to the Farmers Market?
There is no doubt that locally grown food tastes better! The Farmers Market encourages local food production ensuring healthy food is produced in an environmentally and socially conscious way. Meet the farmers who grow your food; each of them has their own passion to share!
Thistle Farm is located on the Westsyde of the North Thompson River Valley. The owner of the farm, Dieter Dudy, has been running this farm since 1988. Due to their commitment to provide healthy and nutritious food items, they attend the Kamloops Farmers Market from May through October. Dieter Dudy strongly believes in selling organically, and the items they market include bedding plants, fresh fruits and vegetables.
In this clip, Dieter Dudy of Thistle Farm talks about the motivations, impacts, and challenges of operating at the Farmers Market. Audio produced by: Gurbani Juneja.
Local Pulse Plant Powered Products
Kent is the co-owner of Local Pulse Plant Powered Products and is passionate about making a difference in the way people consume food and care for the environment. Local Pulse’s main goal is to make sustainable, plant-based choices appealing and easily accessible for people of all diets and lifestyles. Kent says “that every little choice matters”. Their motto is that through the culmination of many small actions, we can all change the world!
In this clip, Kent Fawsatt of Local Pulse Plant Powered Products talks about the motivations, impacts, and challenges of operating at the Farmers Market. Audio produced by: Gurbani Juneja.
Blue Bunch is an organic sourdough and pastries farm located in Savona. Their sourdough bread is made with two different starters, starters being the yeast, one of which is 50 years old, and the other is 100 years old! Blue Bunch also conducts workshops where people of Kamloops are taught to make croissants. One of their other specialties is that their jam is made fresh with local fruit.
In this clip, Sandy Gawda of Blue Bunch talks about the motivations, impacts, and challenges of operating at the Farmers Market. Audio produced by: Gurbani Juneja.
Photos provided by: Gurbani Juneja, Nyasha Mukakati, and Alex Wong.