Market News

Downtown Market Fresh Box - June 29

 

New crops are hitting the market every week thanks to the sun and just enough rain on the fields.  Here is this week’s Fresh Box contents:

Heirloom Tomatoes – Taves Family Farm – some boxes got two small ones, some got one larger one.

Fennel – One Love Farm – I couldn’t leave these beauties out of the box this week – so tender and fresh.  Shave them into a salad or on top of whatever you’re eating – so good!

Strawberries – Douglas Farm – Coral Anne Douglas only grows strawberries on her small family farm in Mission.  Eat these first as local berries are picked ripe so they don’t last long!

French Breakfast Radishes – SOLE Food Farms – radishes are having a great year and who doesn’t like a few in a salad or eat them with butter or as a filling for finger sandwiches.  Pinkies up!

Buttercrunch Lettuce – Abundant Acre Farm – the greens from this farm are always delectable and make the best salads.

Mini Cucumbers – Abundant Acre Farm – mini versions of the long english cukes you see in the stores – these are super fresh but if you store them, keep them in plastic so they don’t lose their moisture.

English Peas – Nature Village Farm – I might have forgotten to list these on your insert this week but don’t overlook these lovelies.  English peas are shelling peas, meaning the pod isn’t meant to be eaten (although some do).  Sprinkle into pasta or in risotto – they don’t need more than a few moments in the heat to bring out their best – or eat them straight from the pod for an alfresco treat.

Order your July 6th Fresh Box online HERE.


What's Fresh at Kitsilano - July 2

What’s Fresh 

Tomatoes from Applebarn

Stawberries | Garlic Scapes | Lettuce | Cherries | Turnips | Radishes | Peas | Eggs | Chicken | Raspberries | Mushrooms | Herbs | Kale | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Zucchini | Carrots | Cheese

CHECK OUT OUR IN SEASON AT THE MARKETS BLOG FOR A FULL MARKET FRESH GUIDE.

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL KITSILANO VENDOR LIST


Don’t Miss

Member Appreciation Day

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Artisan Cheeses
Johnny Pops

Membership Appreciation Day is this week! In addition to being a major player in supporting local farmers and producers, Vancouver Farmers Members enjoy specials and discounts from a number of vendors on the first market of every month! Find out more about the importance of our members and the perks here!

A few of the member specials include:

  • Johnny Pops – $3 Pops
  • Rockweld Farm – Buy 2 Cornish Get 1 Free
  • Golden Ears Cheesecrafters – Buy 3 Pieces of Cheese Get 10% Off
  • Applebarn Pumpkin Farm – $1 off $6 Pepper Challenge Bags, 50 cents off $3 Pepper Challenge Bag, $2 off 5lb Boxes of Roma Tomatoes

There are even more specials, come check them out at the market!

KidSafe Donation Station

 

The KidSafe Project Society is a Vancouver-based charity whose mission is to provide nurturing safe havens fro vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed. This week, drop by the KidsSafe Donation Station and donate, so the project can provide nutritious meals to children using market produce.


  Summer Market Schedules

  • Trout Lake – Saturdays 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • West End – Saturdays 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – Sundays 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – Wednesdays 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – Thursdays 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – Saturdays 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Get a complete list of this week’s Kitsilano Market vendors here.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page.


Come spend Canada Day with us at Trout Lake - July 1st

Happy Canada Day to all!! It’s official, berries are here in full force at the Trout Lake Farmers Markets, Come and get them! Stop by Maan Farms for the seasons first blueberries. Also swing by Fresh Quality Produce for sweet delicious raspberries, strawberries and more!


Produce: beetsblueberries, bok choi, carrotscauliflower, chard, cherrieschives, collards, eggplant, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, garlic scapes, heirloom tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mini peppers, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, radishes, raspberries, rhubarbsalad mixspinach, strawberries, wild mushrooms


Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves


CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL TROUT LAKE VENDOR LIST

THE TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET RUNS EVERY SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM UNTIL OCT 21


Don’t Miss

Member Appreciation Day! VFM members will enjoy free market money transactions and discounts at various vendors around the market. Learn more about our membership program and how you can support our non-profit organization HERE. Be sure to keep an eye out for the member special signs for deals all around the market such as these (and don’t forget that member card!)

  • Blue Comet Seafoods: 10% off Keta Salmon Fillets
  • Gelderman Farms: 5% off all purchases
  • Klippers Organics: $50.00 off/Nights Guest Suites when booked directly
  • Nidhi’s Cuisine: 3 for $12 samosa’s, 3 for $27 signature chutney
  • Sole Food Street Farms: 15% off any purchase over $10

For a list of all upcoming member specials click here.


Upcoming Events

Berry fest – It’s almost time again to celebrate our annual Berry Festival at Main st. and Mount Pleasant Markets Yay! There will be tons of fun Berry related activities for all! We will be hosting a Berry Tasting, Kids Activities and of course our BC Berry Pie Contest!

Where/When?

Main St Farmers Market (No Pie Contest) – Wednesday July 12th from 2pm to 6pm

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market (Pie Contest Day) – Sunday July 16th from 10am to 2pm

Do you, or do you know someone who makes the best berry pie this side of the Fraser? Please sign up and or spread the word. Competitors are encouraged to source their Berries on Wednesday (July 12th) at the Main St Market (No Pie contest at Main St. Market) to use for their Pie Entries at Mount Pleasant on Sunday July 16th. We’ve got great prizes this year – 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will all go home with a berry related something!

  • Link to Pie Contest Entry here
  • Berry Fest Info Page here

Visit us at our other Summer Market locations opening soon all across the city!

Looking forward to sunny warm days and the produce that comes with them. Our other summer markets can be found here:

Kitsilano – Sundays, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

West End – Saturdays, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.

Mt Pleasant – Sundays, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – Thursdays, 11am-2pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – *NEW* Saturdays, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave. 


For more Info on the Trout Lake Farmers Market click here

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page.


What's Fresh at Riley Park - July 1


Bring your friends and family and come spend Canada’s 150th Birthday at Riley Park! Lay on the grass with a popsicle or a tasty food truck lunch and enjoy some tunes from our buskers. We will also have all of your grocery needs for a Canada Day Dinner – a variety of meats and fish for the BBQ, vegetables and fruits, bread, wine, flowers, spirits and much more! What better way to spend Canada Day than supporting your local (BC) Canadian producers?


What’s in Season:

arugula, asparagus, bell peppers, carrots, cabbage, chard, cherries, collards, cucumber, garlic, garlic scapes, kale, leeks, onions, parsnips, potatoes, radish, rhubarb, raspberries, salad greens, shallots, spinach, spring onions, sprouts, strawberries, turnips

CHECK OUT OUR IN SEASON AT THE MARKETS BLOG FOR A FULL FRESH GUIDE.


Don’t Miss:

  • Rai Produce has sweet, juicy cherries! Come early to claim your bunch!
  • Stop by Forbidden Fruit Winery for Tree Fruit and Grape wines from Similkameen Valley.
  • Visit Greendale Meats truck for a great variety of meats raised in Greendale, Chilliwack.
  • Pick up some Irises from Warmerdam Flowers.

GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S RILEY PARK VENDORS HERE


It’s Member Appreciation Day:

At all of our markets, the first market of every month is member appreciation day! VFM members can enjoy member discounts on a number of products on these days. If you don’t already have a membership, make sure to sign up at the information booth! Saturday’s specials at Riley Park include:

 

  • 10% off Keta Salmon Filets at Blue Comet Seafoods
  • $4 Cup of Chocolate at Coconama Chocolate
  • 3 Bone Broths for $40 at Georels
  • Free Garlic Scape Bunch with any purchase at One love Farm
  • Buy 2 boxes of cherries and get $1 off at Rai Produce
  • Buy 1 poppy bunch for $10, get a second for $5 at River and Sea Flowers
  • 10% off Greek Donair Turkey, Broccoli Cheddar Chicken, or Tandoori Chicken/Mango Sausages at Stapleton Sausage Co.

Summer Markets Are Open!

Trout Lake – Saturdays 9am-2pm –North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park

Kitsilano – Sundays 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
West End – Saturdays 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
Mt Pleasant – Sundays 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
Downtown – Thursdays 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, Saturdays 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.


VISIT US AT THE RILEY PARK PLAZA (50 E 30th AVE), EVERY SATURDAY, 10AM-2PM, UNTIL OCTOBER 7TH

FIND MORE INFORMATION ON THE RILEY PARK LOCATION HERE

DISCOVER OUR SIX OTHER SUMMER MARKET LOCATIONS ON OUR MARKETS PAGE.


Happy Canada Day weekend!! Let's celebrate at Mount Pleasant

Member Appreciation Day!

Bring your membership cards because this Sunday is Member Appreciation Day! Keep an eye out for member special signs on vendor tents for some good deals!  Not a member?  Sign up online, or at the information booth on market day!


In Season:

 

 

 

 

Strawberries | Garlic Scapes | Raspberries | Salad Greens | Mushrooms | Chard | Turnips | Radishes | Potatoes | Zucchini | Eggs | Cheese| Seafood | Honey…Check out the full IN SEASON LIST HERE!


New Vendors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BCB HONEY FARM is new to Mt P Market!  They run thousands of hives throughout the Lower Mainland and Peace River in an effort to make B.C. independent from imported bees. Their bees pollinate on a wide variety of crops: blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, and other local crops found in British Columbia. The honey is local and they sale it Raw,Unpasteurized and Unfiltered which makes it great for people with seasonal allergies.

Be sure to stop by and give them a warm Mt P welcome:)


Summer Market Schedules

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page.


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