Poultry swap coming up

Monthly event in Coombs may be slow now, but just wait until the fall

Monika Popein shows off a Polish cross chicken at the Coombs poultry and animal swap on Sunday.

Things may be quiet down on the farm during the dog days of August, but Evelyn Gilmar is confident the action at the Coombs Farm Animal and Poultry Swap will pick up soon enough.

The swap, held on the first Sunday of every month at the Coombs fairgrounds, features local livestock producers offering everything from pigeons to ducks, chickens and even goats.

“It always slows down in July and August,” Gilmar said. “I was surprised how many there were in July, but we’ve got five or six vendors today, which is not bad for August.”

She stressed that while activity is slow, it’s important to keep the swap going through the summer, so producers know that when they put on a hatch, there will be a market for them.

The swap runs from March to November, with the next one scheduled for Labour Day.


Just Posted

Coombs farm auction returns April 28

CFI hosts 41st annual auction

Ballenas grad to perform opera and art songs in Parksville to fund Prague trip

UBC music student Juliana Cook was asked to study and sing in the Czech Republic

Qualicum Beach versus Parksville – who wins?

Councils could take part in first-ever lawn bowling challenge

Ravensong Waterdancers to get you in sync

Teams will perform 12 routines at watershow on April 28

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

Second earthquake in less two hours strikes off Vancouver Island Monday afternoon

The first earthquake happened at 1:27 p.m., the second at 2:44 p.m.

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Man’s body found in popular Cowichan Valley hiking area

Police say death not suspicious after discovery in Stoney Hill area overlooking Saltspring Island

Multiple sailing waits as BC Ferries deals with Easter Monday traffic

89 extra sailings had been added to the long weekend schedule

Vancouver Island-based company provides glass alternatives to plastic straws

Enviro Glass Straws now producing more than 60,000 staws each year

Ex-mayor of northern village claims its drivers are overpaying ICBC $1,800 a year

Darcy Repen says data shows Telkwa households are being ripped off for car insurance

Most Read