Farm Fest coming on Saturday

There's a new Prince George festival for the oldest activity in the world.

Farm Fest Prince George is a one-day event in its inaugural year, but its three organizing forces already have hopes it will grow. The community is invited to come down for an admission-free exploration on Saturday.

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The organizers are Hope Farms, Betulla Burning and the Omineca Arts Centre.

They will be joined by a bouquet of partner agencies all working together to make it a food-focused and agriculture-focused waltz through the many fields of local grow-it-yourself enterprises.

"Not only will Farm Fest be taking over Third Avenue downtown, we will be joined by Positive Living North: No kh yoh t'sih'en t'sehena Society's AIDS Walk & Block Party, the UNBC Cycling Club's Bike Rodeo, PG Farmers' Market, and the Wilson Square Community Market for a downtown block party," said event spokesperson Roanne Whitticase.

The area's 4-H youth development program is also on board, as are a host of vendors that feature all-local foods, crafts and other products that sprang from the bounty of the area.

"The event will also engage the community in opportunities to learn more about agriculture in our northern climate and to connect with local growers, farmers institutes and outlets for further education and involvement, such as workshops and online resources," said Whitticase.

The three featured speakers holding on-site workshops are:

Noemie Touchette, fruit wine making,10 to 11 a.m.

Debra Moffatt, voluntary simplicity, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Don Bassermann, urban gardening, 1 to 2 p.m.

The first Farm Fest Prince George happens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 1200 block of Third Avenue.

To join in the event or for more information contact Whitticase at 250-981-1241, email roannewhitticase@gmail.com or look the event up on Facebook and Instagram.

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