The Pender Islands Farmers' Institute has served the people of North and South Pender Island, BC for over 70 years. It is the proud sponsor of the Farmers' Market, the Fall Fair, the Student Bursary and the 4-H Club.
The Pender Islands Fall Fair is still a volunteer-run, non-commercial agricultural fair. It provides a structure and opportunity for our community to celebrate the best our Islands have to offer, gives to all who enter an opportunity to exhibit their best, and to those who visit a chance to see the talent our community fosters.
Click here for more info on the annual Pender Islands Fall Fair.
Pender Island's best farm-fresh: Vegetables, fruits, flowers, goat cheese, eggs, baked goods, jams & jellies, sushi, plants, art, crafts, jewellery, music and brunch bites!
Click here for more info on the annual Pender Islands Farmers' Market, including Coordinator application forms.
In the Spring of 2012 the P.I. Farmers' Institute sponsored a Cheesemaking Workshop with David Asher Rotsztain at the Community Hall Kitchen.
The workshops emphasized ‘natural cheesemaking,’ with a focus on simple, hands-on techniques that can be easily reproduced at home.
Thanks to Barbra Edwards for the photos below.
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Pender Island School
Grade 6-7 Class
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Thanks for the Food You Grow
This is the 8th year that the Pender Island Farmer’s Institute has sponsored the School Garden Project Seed Day. Students from every grade came out on this cold and windy March day to plant pole beans, bush beans, zuchinni, and nasturtiums and were given potatoes and tomato seedlings to plant at home or at the School Garden. Back in their warm classrooms, they carefully placed the pots on the window sills, washed their hands and enthusiastically talked about their garden plans and the “huge zuchinni” they grew last year. It will be lots of fun to see the fruits and vegetables of their labours exhibited at the Fall Fair on August 27th this year!
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 38, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M0