Nanaimo resident wins a top prize in the B.C. Farmers' Markets Ode to a Farmer poetry contest.

Nanaimo resident wins a top prize in the B.C. Farmers' Markets Ode to a Farmer poetry contest.

Nanaimo resident wins top prize in B.C. Farmers’ Markets poetry contest

NANAIMO - Nanaimo's Michael Armstrong wins the Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands category in B.C. Farmers' Markets poetry contest.

Nanaimo’s Michael Armstrong has garnered a top prize in the B.C. Farmers’ Markets Ode To a Farmer poetry contest.

Armstrong won the regional category for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands for his poem Belonging.

The grand prize winner was Gerald Eggert, who also won the Vancouver Coast and Mountain region.

Other winners include Karen Steinson for Ode To Farmers, Debbie Korn for Hail to Our Farmers, Malcolm Coupe for Ode to a Farmer and John H. Fair for Dependable.

There were 96 submissions for the Ode To a Farmer poetry contest from across the province.

The grand prize winner received $150 and regional winners received $50 to use at a B.C. farmers’ market of their choice.

People can read the winning poems online at www.bcfarmersmarket.org.