Say thank you to a farmer

This Wednesday, Surrey Urban Farmers' Market toasts those who bring food to the table.

Ron Tamis from Rondriso Farms and Jatinder Dhaliwal from G&D Growers.

If you eat, you have a farmer to thank.

This Wednesday (Sept. 10), join the Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market (SUFM) in celebrating  Farmers Appreciation Day, featuring live music, a corn roast, pie and ice cream.

The market is hosting its first annual Farmers Appreciation Day in light of the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets Farmers Appreciation Week – a week dedicated to raising awareness of how local food and farmers enrich our lives.

“The more we shop locally, the more we start to support each other and keep our Canadian dollars in our community,” explains Ron Tamis, owner of Surrey’s Rondriso Farms. “This means people will have to eat somewhat seasonally again and go back to preserving and freezing, but knowing who grew your food and what’s in it far exceeds the effort.”

In addition to food trucks, market-goers can enjoy guest speakers, a photo booth, vegetable stamp painting and a “guess that squash” activity. There will also be an opportunity for shoppers to write a note thanking farmers.

The SUFM takes place at Surrey City Hall plaza, 13450 104 Ave., from noon until 5 p.m. For more information, email or visit


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