The South Cariboo Farmers’ Market (SCFM) has printed 100 $5 certificates that have been distributed to no-profit groups, such as the Cedar Crest Society for Community Living, the 100 Mile House Food Bank Society and the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre.
The certificates are given to low-income families, so they can purchase items or local produce at the market. Because the certificates have no cash value, they can only be spent at the market.
This year, the coupon program has expanded, as folks can purchase gift certificates that can be spent at any of the many vendors. These certificates can be purchased from SCFM vice-president, and market vendor, Tina Johnson who is also in charge of the program.
“We want to encourage a wide variety of people to get out and take a look at the Farmers’ Market and to buy local.”
Offering a bursary towards continuing studies for a graduating student in agriculture is another way that we are giving back to the community, says SCFM president Karen Greenwood.
For more market information, call Siggy Klausat at 250-396-7150, or for the gift certificates, call Johnson at 250-397-2547.