Join us at the Dove Creek Hall with Guest Speakers: Maurita Prato – Executive Director, Lush Valley Food Action Society, Coordinator of Comox Valley Food Policy Council and James McKerricher – Food Access Manager, Lush Valley Food Action Society, Member of Comox Valley Food Policy Council.
At our recent March 2022 AGM, we added 4 new lifetime members! Each of these members have made extraordinary contributions of time and talent over many many years to the CVFI and continue to be involved! We are grateful for your service and contribution Gerry and Val McClintock, Mike and Terri Huxham, Brian and Sandy Geiger, Ben Vanderhorst!
Our own Trevor Stevenson of Boondock Development is going to talk to us about drainage – Need, cost, site, timing, process, equipment, results.
It is with deep regret that the CVFI leadership made a difficult decision to cancel the upcoming farm equipment auction on Sept 11 and postpone until the spring. This is due to concerns about the rising levels of COVID cases and the continued uncertainty, a few conflicting events that affect the farming community that day and concerns about potential low attendance/limited equipment and resulting poor sales.
Please visit the link on our webpage to find and fill out the bursary applications: https://cvfarmersinstitute.com/bursaries/
The CVFI manages an annual bursary called the Roger Demong Family Memorial Bursary worth $600.00. We also offer and administer the annual Comox Valley Farmers Institute Bursary worth $800.00.
Click on this link to see the auction flyer will all pertinent information.
*Please note this meeting has been cancelled due to low attendance numbers. Please stay tuned for a later date.*
Please mark your calendars and RSVP (registration is required and limited to 50 people Max) if you plan on attending the Comox Valley Farmers Institute Annual General Meeting on Sunday August 16th at 2:00 pm at the Dove Creek Hall. This will be a socially distanced meeting. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If the weather forecast looks ok, we are going to try and keep the meeting to outside so we can keep cleaning to a minimum.. Please bring your own outdoor lawn chair,wear a mask unless speaking and sit 6 ft from people who aren’t in your bubble. We will have a mandatory sign in and sanitizer. There will be no coffee or tea provided or food to share.
We will still send out minutes and attendance is 100% optional.
Anyone who has recently traveled abroad, feels sick, or has been in contact with someone potentially sick, must stay home.
We do plan on holding elections at this meeting for four (4) Director positions. You must be a member in order to vote. If you want to vote, but are sick, uncomfortable attending for any reason, or just not able to make it, we can arrange for your vote to count remotely. Please let us know if you prefer to vote remotely by sending an email to email@example.com.
The Comox Valley Economic Development Society (CVEDS) is excited to let you know that the Sales for the Growers Guide has begun and, as you may be aware, your members get a discounted rate along with a web listing on DiscoverComoxValley.com and Agrifoodcomoxvalley.com.
Taste Comox Valley – Comox Valley Economic Developments full width Growers Guide – 2020 Edition. The 15th annual Comox Valley Growers Guide promotes the incredible diversity of farm fresh and value added products available to consumers throughout the Comox Valley, with over 100,000 distribution. Contact a sales rep today at 250-338-5811.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are pleased to announce a new “Taste Comox Valley” Grower’s Guide App which is designed to encourage customers to visit and shop at local farm Stands and markets. This Growers Guide App uses the same platform as the BC Ale Trail App, link here.
There are only 45 spots available on the App and CVEDS is offering special pricing for members of the Comox Valley Farmers Market, Comox Valley Farmers Institute, Comox Valley Exhibition and the Mid Island Farmers Institute, based on a 3 year contract it will be $89+GST per year. The Cost includes set up, support and, best of all, access to consumer data reports.
For more information and details please review: https://discovercomoxvalley.com/agriculture/taste-comox-valley/
If you have any questions regarding the new Taste Comox Valley app please email Tansy at firstname.lastname@example.org. To book your space in the Growers Guide, please contact a Comox Valley Record Advertising Representative at 250-338-5811.