On behalf of the Williams Lake Food Policy Council and local farmers and ranchers, I would like to thank our community for building towards a strong local food system in our area.
Many partnerships have been created, and it is a very exciting time to be a part of the greater Williams Lake area.
City council and City staff have done an outstanding job in moving our community forward towards a sustainable local food economy.
Local food and agriculture is a section of the new Official Community Plan. The City has a draft community garden policy, land lease agreements for two garden sites, and they have been instrumental in providing venues for local farmers and ranchers to sell their products. It’s very encouraging to see that our community values and supports our local farmers and ranchers; this momentum is actually the reason I chose to stay in the community last June, and I cannot wait to keep it going in the years to come.
We cannot express enough, how thankful we are to our local media for helping to keep local food and agriculture forefront in the community — The Tribune, The Advisor, Welcome to Williams Lake, The Stew Magazine, the Green Gazette, Shaw TV, WLCTV, and The Rush. Thank you!
Over the cold winter months, the Food Policy Council will be dedicating time to planning our 25,000 square-foot Memory Garden Community Farm Initiative. We are also very excited about organizing a second local food forum in partnership with the City of Williams Lake and the Oliver Street Market in the new year.
If you would like to get involved with the local food movement in Williams Lake, please contact me.
Food Action Coordinator
Williams Lake Food Policy Council, in partnership with the Child Development Centre