01 Oct Open Farm Day!
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize September 15t h as Open Farm Day in Nova Scotia, as well as to congratulate the Bar M Ranch and Meister Field and Forest, both of New Ross, for participating in this event.
Open Farm Day is a province wide event, held each year on the third Sunday of September and offers the opportunity for local farms to open their doors to the general public.
Today, more than ever, it is important for us to understand where our food comes from, and to encourage folks to buy locally produced vegetables, fruits, herbs and meat products whenever possible. Open Farm Day gives us the chance to meet the hard working local farmers who put this bounty on our tables.
Local farmers are an important pillar of the local economy and deserve our respect and support.
Mr. Speaker I invite the members of the House of Assembly to join me in recognizing and congratulating Bar M Ranch, Meister Field and Forest and all our local farmers who participated in Open Farm Day and who provide us with delicious and nutritious food.