President’s Message

President<p>Murray - HeadshotWelcome to the 2016 – 2017 edition of the Farm Fresh Reference Guide – the 21st year of operation. Our farmers sell what they produce either directly from their farms or at area farmers’ markets. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the Guide and our website at bcfarmfresh.com. Please continue to support your local farmers, the people who provide you with fresh, wholesome, quality farm products for your families.

The Farm Fresh Reference Guide and our website (at bcfarmfresh.com) have been very important contributors to consumer acceptance of local farm fresh products. Consumers continue to contact us to find area farms where they can get the fresh, nutritious local food that they are looking for. Take a look at our product index. You will find a wide range of local food and other agricultural products available. I urge you to be open to trying new products, and encourage you to visit many of the farms in our Guide this year.

On behalf of our farmers, I extend a special thank you to our many customers and the advertisers who support our farmers. The Guide is available at all of our listed farms, but it is also distributed through the Vancouver Public library, the Otter Co-op, Tourist Information Centers, and the Fraser Valley Regional Library. We thank them for their continued support of local farmers.

Murray Siemens, President, FVFDMA