Earth Issues

Sun Peaks supports Farmers Appreciation Week

 | July 25, 2011

The community of Sun Peaks is gearing up to celebrate our local farmers this Sunday, July 31 as part of B.C.’s Farmers Appreciation Week!

A provincial initiative, Farmers Appreciation Week is about acknowledging our local farmers and showing appreciation for all their hard work. B.C.’s Farmers Appreciation Week kicks off Sunday, July 31 and runs through until August 5.

Now in its sixth summer, the Sun Peaks and Region Farmers’ Market has continued to grow and develop and more residents and tourists realize the importance of bringing local, sustainable meats, fruits and vegetables to their family dinner table.

On Sunday, July 31 as part of the Alpine Blossom Festival, Tourism Sun Peaks will host the Farmers’ Market Olympics to highlight some of the fantastic products offered by area farmers and to show our continued appreciate for their efforts. Husk corn on the cob and eat it as fast as you can, build a scarecrow as a family and participate in a balloon toss. It all takes place right in the middle of the Sun Peaks Farmers’ Market. A card for the vendors will also be available to sign.

“The Farmers’ Market Olympics at Sun Peaks began back in 2008 as our way to celebrate our vendors during the BC150 Celebrations,” explains Janice Nankivell, events coordinator with Tourism Sun Peaks. “We enjoy the opportunity each summer to show our appreciation for our farmers and host this event right in the heart of the weekly market!”

The Sun Peaks & Region Farmers’ Market takes place weekly from 12 pm to 4 pm until Sunday, Sept. 11.

For a full list of vendors attending each week as well as upcoming musical performances, head online to