Monday, February 15, 2016
Ag-War Being Waged in Chilliwack?
food farms struggle against cartel, find more profit in growing
Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Chilliwack
Macdonald directed some comments to the mayor of Chilliwack/FVRD
of produce at the Farmersí Market
at Five Corners May to Sept, were higher than in grocery stores and
commercial markets, so few people
bought from them.
Sad to say much fertile land is used
to grow cedar hedging and shrubs for landscaping, because farmers
canít make a living growing vegetables and fruit.
Please consider these points and give
our local family farmers much assistance. They are dying out.
Agribusiness is taking over. There isnít even one real farmer on
City Council. Councillor Chris Kloot is a real estate man and his
wife and and a child run their indoor chicken business.
It seems the Agricultural committee is under CEPCO's control. No
wonder small farms are failing.
I know an Agriculture graduate from UFV who canít find a job.
I am one voice in a blind wilderness. Please wake people up. I pray
you will no longer fail this horticultural community.
Just how could an entrepreneur do mobile marketing in a container
freezer/frig as seen below, without strong support from you?
I care and I am 94 and still get around by walker. Donít expect me
to do more than try to get you to do more. Do you care??
There should be passenger and
vegetable marketing service on the Southern Railway line. Why use
this former Interurban line just to trade with China? Students,
support staff and professors could get to 6 university/college
campuses on that route. Light railway can use the same tracks as
freight trains. I am membership secretary and a director on Friends
of Rail for the Valley, Inc. For info phone me 604-795-6390 or the
president 604-823-6774, or write to me via e-mail
There is a huge farming area between Chilliwack and Abbotsford that
is neglected by both municipalities, from Yarrow to Greendale along
Vie Road through Arnold to Sumas/Huntingdon and through communities
in Langley Township. Family farms have no public transport service.
Youth have no way to get to high school, sports and social events.
Too few children are left to have 4H clubs. Parents even have to get
a second job to make ends meet. They are losing their youth, even
though they like rural life, because they cannot make a living
farming. That means every small family needs two or three cars, SUVs
or light trucks just for commuting to second jobs, college, high
school, and to buy supplies, go to social events, sports and
doctorsí appointments, and to shop for foreign things and packaged
genetically modified pesticide-laden food at Cosco and Walmart.
Letís make it possible to buy locally grown fresh food 12 months a
Small family farms and acreages would produce saleable fruit and
vegetables and free range eggs all year round, if there were mobile
markets in containers. These could be on a converted bus, but better
still on a refrigerated railway car. There could be a weekly
schedule to stop in 6 different villages for a day. Produce not sold
could be refrigerated or frozen on board and sold in another
location the same week or several months later. This could be a year
round service. However prices must be kept down.
Submitted Link: Off Grid Quest website
fresh produce sometimes is hard in certain urban areas.
Mobil fresh produce vans are a great addition to the market
place. I find this idea amazing and inspiring. Hope you
enjoy the following read. Urban areas are difficult for
someone who wants to maintain a fresh diet." See more
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