this situation from the growers perspective.
Honestly, if the growers get 12 cents a pound, and they cannot grow enough to meet the domestic Canadian demand, and consumers pay, what $1.00 per pound…Can BCFGA really not set up SOME kind of a market plan to get even, say 36 cents a pound? That would TRIPLE the return to our struggling growers…
Seriously, can anyone really believe that the people of Summerland would not be willing to pay 36 cents a pound direct to our local growers if they made the effort to set up even at the local farmer market? Is there something we can do to help?
Please, someone help me understand this. Why would BCFGA set up that event at a Kelowna market last weekend and not think to do that on a regular basis, for MORE per pound for their members? I seriously must be missing something…why is the ultimate message from that event that “the GOVERNMENT” must do something? Wow! Just don’t get it, and I really would like to get it.
As always, hope this blog doesn’t “offend” anyone just because I apparently do not understand…I want to understand. Please explain!