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What's Fresh Downtown - Sept 1

In Season Now

 

artichokes

Artichokes                          Sungold Tomatoes

 

Cucamelons                        Free Stone Peaches

 

Borolotti Beans               German Blue Potatoes


More fresh picks from the Markets:

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apples, artichokes, apricots, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, bitter melon, blackberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, corn, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, mushrooms, mustards, nectarines, potatoes, peaches, peas, plums, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini


Don’t Miss:

It’s Member Appreciation Day this Thursday at the Downtown Market! Look out for the “Member Special” signs in vendors stall and show your card to save.

This month’s specials include $1 off all SPREAD’EM dips and $2 off a box of
Applebarn’s cucamelons. Look out for more tomorrow at the market!

Not a Market Member yet? Sign up at the Info Tent, or find out more info on our Membership page.


RIPE_appie_web_1Celebrate the harvest with Vancouver Farmers Markets at RIPE 2016! Tickets are on sale now for our annual dinner fundraiser, which takes place Sunday, October 16 at The Roundhouse. RIPE features a knock-out roster of farm-to-table chefs paired with VFM producers to present 8 mount-watering small plate tasting stations, seasonal cocktails, and local craft beverage. More info on participating chefs and vendors, and to buy tickets, at the RIPE event page.


What's Fresh at Main St Station - Aug 31

Move over perfect peppers, we’ve got some weird and wonderful peppers for you at Main St Station – this bell pepper was found at one of Sole Food‘s urban farms. Sole Food Street Farm grows fruits and veggies in small farms around Vancouver – turning empty parking lots into productive farmland. Along with greening urban spaces, Sole Food Farms is committed to empower individuals with barriers by providing employment, agricultural education and a sense of community. Find Sole Foods Farms at every Main St Station Farmers Market until the end of the season and support their social enterprise by purchasing their delicious produce!
Need a fresh way to cook up some bell peppers? Huffington Post has 27 Ways to Make Your Bell Peppers Less Boring.

Produce

apples, apricots, basil, bell peppers, broccoli, bok choy, carrots, celery, chard, cherries, cauliflower, cucumbers, cucamelons, corn, dahlias, eggplant, fennel, fresh herbs, garlic, green onions, grapes, heirloom tomatoes, leeks, nectarines, new potatoes, melons, mushrooms, patty pan squash, plums, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, sunflowers, snap peas, sugar peas, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini, zucchini flowers

Top Picks

Sun Gold Tomatoes – explosively flavourful, sun gold tomatoes pack a punch. Try some this Wednesday at Cropthorne Farm

Lemon Bars from Yellow Basket Baking – sweet and tangy, chewy and gluten free? Yum!

Don’t Miss

Pickup your Salt Spring Coffee’s Edible Scavenger Hunt card and complete 5 activities to be entered to win Salt Spring Island swag, $100 market money or tickets to our annual Ripe harvest dinner.

Are you a regular Main St Station shopper? Pickup your Main St Station Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Main St Station only.

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here.

Find more information on the Main St Station location here

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

 


What's Fresh at Trout Lake - August 27th

The Produce

Artichokes, Cucamelons, Grapes, Apples, Heirloom Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Kohlrabi, Pattypan Squash, Pears, Purple Beans, Sweet Peppers, Sungold Tomatoes, Watermelon, Eggplant

Farm Tour

This past week our market team was lucky enough to visit Shalefield Organic Gardens in the Columbia Valley. We toured the 10-acre farm and got to see first hand where all the delicious berries, greens, tomatoes and cucumbers grow! Stop by their stall this week to see what made it to the market and for a taste of this biodynamic farm.

For photos of the visit to Shalefield Organic Gardens, as well as to Fresh Quality Produce and Warmerdam Flowers, see our Facebook album.

Don’t Miss

The Salt Spring Coffee Edible Scavenger Hunt kicks off this Saturday at Trout Lake, and runs until October 9. This is a super fun and easy way for shoppers to connect with farmers, food, and even market crew, for a chance to win some sweet prizes. Pick up a copy at the red Info Booth mid market and get ready for some market fun!

RIPE Tickets On Sale

Early Bird tickets for RIPE 2016 on sale now! A limited number of discounted tickets (save $15) are still available for Vancouver Farmers Markets’ Annual Dinner Celebration, taking place at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall on Sunday, October 16th. RIPE 2016 will feature 8 of the city’s top farm-to-table restaurants paired with our farms and producers to present a local food feast to remember.

And the best part? Buy your tickets before August 31st and be entered to win a pair of tickets to Metro Vancouver Feast of FieldsGet tickets today!

Find us in the north parking lot of John Hendry Park / Trout Lake.

GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET VENDORS HERE.

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


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-Aug 28th

THE PRODUCE:

Blackberries, Corn, Cucamelons, Concord Grapes,  Apples, Pears, Nectarines, Plums, Heirloom Tomatoes, King Oyster Mushrooms, Kohlrabi,  Squash, Sweet Peppers

EDIBLE SCAVENGER HUNT:

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What to do:
Pick up a card at any Vancouver Farmers Market, all Salt Spring Coffee events or download here.
How to Enter:
*Complete all five activities listed on the edible scavenger hunt card between August 27 and October 9.
*Fill out your contact details on the completed card.
*Hand in your completed card at a Salt Spring Coffee booth or any Vancouver Farmers Market info stand—or add a stamp and pop it in the mail.
Rewards:
There is no limit to the number of entries per person. Prizes will be awarded randomly during the contest period. You could win Salt Spring Coffee beans and gear, $100 Vancouver Farmers Market Shop, which includes market tokens and tote bag or tickets to Vancouver Farmers Market RIPE dinner

 

RIPE 2016:

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Early Bird tickets for RIPE 2016 on sale now! A limited number of discounted tickets (save $15) are still available for Vancouver Farmers Markets’ Annual Dinner Celebration, taking place at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall on Sunday, October 16th. RIPE 2016 will feature 8 of the city’s top farm-to-table restaurants paired with our farms and producers to present a local food feast to remember!

And the best part? Buy your tickets before August 31st and be entered to win a pair of tickets to Metro Vancouver Feast of FieldsGet tickets today!

HELLO COFFEE:

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Did you know that Mt Pleasant has it’s very own coffee booth? Serving iced and hot SaltSpring Coffee, and Applebarn Apple Cider. Grab a market jar with fancy lid for $11 (members $10.25) and get your beverage for FREE!

Help us spread the word about your market… ask for a poster for your building or business or leaflets to hand out. Sign out a Mt Pleasant Market lawn sign and tell you neighbours about this great market!

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Share your market finds @vanmarkets  #mountpleasantFM and follow Mt Pleasant Market on facebook!

See you Sunday!!


CLICK ON UPCOMING SCHEDULES TO FIND COMPLETE LIST OF VENDORS

CLICK ON MT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET TO FIND LOCATION DETAILS


What's Fresh at the West End August 27th

PRODUCE:

apples, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, chard, cauliflower, cherries, cherry tomatoes, chives, corn cucumbers, fennel, onions, garlic, garlic scapes, green beans, head lettuce, nectarines, peaches, peppers, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, snap peas, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini

NEW VENDORS THIS WEEK:

Yolk’s Breakfast Food Truck will be at the West End for the first time this season – why not meet your friends for brunch at Nelson Park this Saturday?

TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT:

Choose from a variety of big, juicy melons from Oliver BC’s Hill Top Farm!

Visit Le Meadow’s Pantry for a selection of jams and marmalades that are cooked by hand, all natural, and using local fruits, spices, herbs and liquors.

Stop by Quality Oak Accents to check out their beautiful collection of hand crafted wood products!

DON’T MISS:

The Ancient Forest Alliance will have a community table at the West End Farmers Market this Saturday! They are a British Columbian organization working to protect the endangered old-growth forests of BC and to ensure sustainable forestry jobs in the province. Take a minute to chat with their reps to learn more about their important work!

The Salt Spring Coffee Edible Scavenger Hunt kicks off this Saturday! Pick up a card at any Vancouver Farmers Market, all Salt Spring Coffee events or download online, then complete all five activities listed on the edible scavenger hunt card between August 27 and October 9, and submit it for your chance to win a number of great different prizes! For more info click here!

RIPE_appie_webEarly Bird tickets for RIPE 2016 on sale now! A limited number of discounted tickets (save $15) are still available for Vancouver Farmers Markets’ Annual Dinner Celebration, taking place at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall on Sunday, October 16th. RIPE 2016 will feature 8 of the city’s top farm-to-table restaurants paired with our farms and producers to present a local food feast to remember! And the best part? Buy your tickets before August 31st and be entered to win a pair of tickets to Metro Vancouver Feast of FieldsGet tickets today!

TIME & LOCATION:

Every Saturday 9AM – 2PM at 1100 Comox St on beautiful Nelson Park!

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GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S WEST END FARMERS MARKET VENDORS HERE.

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