MMMM The PG PIRG office is filled with the comforting smell of freshly roasted Organic Fair Trade coffee from Central Perc! A freshly ground pound can be yours for just $11!
After a year with little to no updates, PGPIRG is back in action! The semester has started, students have returned and projects are rolling along nicely. Some exciting things that PIRG has going on this semester include the compost program, local foods including eggs and the Good Food Box, a partnership with a local farm supplying fresh produce at the Farmers’ Market, and much more! More updates will be coming over the next few days and weeks, so be sure to tune in!
PGPIRG’s very first Local Top Chef competition!
If you are a follower of PG PIRG on Facebook you may have noticed recently that there have been a number of posts around the subject of our local free-range eggs. The fact is that we have a lot of them, and while it might seem repetitive to constantly insist that you come buy our eggs (which you should) there is a simple reason why we care about selling our eggs so much. It is not because we want to make more money, but because as an action group we desire to serve the students, by providing a great choice to purchase eggs, while also serving the community by supporting a local resident and encouraging more connections between all of the different types of people that make up Prince George. Without all of these people PIRG cannot exist.
It is our desire to work together with you to make UNBC and Prince George a better place. So why not start to help us make that change by supporting local, and buying some of our fabulous eggs?
A Compost Work Party
A trip to Cariboo Growers Farm.
A day at the University Farmers’ Market.
One of the great new opportunities that PGPIRG has had this semester is working with local farm Cariboo Growers as a distributor at the Farmers’ Market. Because of the demands of owning and managing a farm some farmers simply do not have the time to commit fully to spending all day at a Farmers’ Market, which is where PGPIRG comes in! By working with Cariboo Growers we allow them to make a profit and sell their produce without having to lose an important working day in the process. Not only does this benefit the farmers, but it allows PIRG to reach out to a great community of consumers and to build important relationships with many different people. So the next time you’re at the University Farmers’ Market stop by, say hello and support local by buying some great produce!
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