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Thanks to Laura and everyone at the BC VQA Wine Information Centre.

BC VQA Wine Information Centre

BC VQA Wine Information Centre

The BC VQA Wine Information Centre puts profits back into the local community by providing wine education,  promoting BC VQA Wines, Wine Tourism and  offering  a Scholarship and Bursary to students attending the Okanagan College Viticulture program.

Smart People.

They also carry some farmersdotter organics products too!

Very smart people! 😉

 


Salute #5

Miss his humour and wisdom. George Carlin:

 

George Carlin

George Carlin

 


Sunday Salute #4

The Penticton Farmers Market consistently offers some of the best produce and artisan crafted foods in the province and all within the 100 block of Main Street in Penticton. Impressed visitors from Vancouver have mentioned that there isn’t anything on the lower mainland to compare.

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Penticton Farmers Market

Its time Organizers and Staff, primarily Executive Director Steph Sundquist get the weekly tip ‘o the hat, congratulations and Sunday Salute from farmersdotter.

The Market seamlessly glides through each Saturday from May 1 to October 31. Steph is first to arrive and last to leave. Clipboard in hand, smile on her face and usually a story or two. She ensures vendors get to their stalls on time and she coordinates inquiries with diplomacy and flair. She engineers a well oiled machine.

This holiday season the Penticton Farmers Markets has been extended to include December 15th and 22nd at the Shatford Centre. Plan to attend if you can. We love the whole buy-local, eat-local, vote with your wallet thing. Cheers and thanks!

To receive regular updates from Penticton Farmers Market and say thanks to Steph, join the Market’s facebook page.


Saturday Slam #3

Try this. Google ‘Monsanto’. Go ahead, I can wait…

So, aside from the company’s own domains and the ubiquitous Wikipedia site, you probably discovered as did I, top sites containing ‘Monsanto’ are ironically mostly about how toxic of a company it is.

Ironic because according to their website Monsanto pledges to be dedicated to providing farmers the broadest choice of products and services that will help them produce more, conserve more and lead improved lives. [they] offer the highest-yielding conventional and biotech seeds on the market…

So, ten years after Monsanto Introduced Bt Cotton to Maharashtra India, the weekly spotlight of the Saturday Slam shines upon Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), a partner of US multinational Monsanto who has officially admitted Bt cotton failure in more than 4 million hectares of land has reduced cotton yield by nearly 40%.

The same article estimates a net direct economic loss to cotton farmers in Maharashtra will be nearly Rs6,000 crore.  Accumulated losses likely more than Rs20,000 crore due to a steep rise in cultivation costs.

Subsequently Bt cotton has been banned in India and Mahyco was served notice over allegations of hoarding and over-pricing however, Monsanto maintains:

…sustainable agriculture is at [its] core. [They] are committed to developing the technologies that enable farmers to produce more crops while conserving more of the natural resources that are essential to their success. By 2030, [they] will do [their] part by: Producing More, Conserving More, Improving Lives.

If it looks like a snake and slithers like a snake chances are…

I'm a snake

I’m a snake


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