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What's Fresh at Kitsilano - May 21

Kitsilano Farmers Market runs every Sunday, 10am-2pm until October 22

What’s Fresh

Produce: acorn squash, apples, beets, bok choi, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage,  onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, sunchokes, heirloom tomatoes, turnips, wild mushrooms, winter squash

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

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Tulips, Frozen Berries, Juice, Yogurt, Preserves, Starter Plants

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL KITSILANO VENDOR LIST

Don’t Miss

Evo Car Share will be at the market this week! Come and check out their stall to ask them about evo and get a free membership. Car sharing is a also great way to get walk to the market without worrying about carrying your groceries home!

Transplant Tips

With spring in full swing and some days even feeling downright summery, seeing all the starter plants at the market is tempting and a great way to get a head start on your own garden. Farmer Koo has tons of options.

Now that you’ve bought them, how to ensure they do well at home?

Follow these steps and all will work out!

  1. Prepare the Soil: loosen, fertilize or compost and weed the soil
  2. Getting Used to the Great Outdoors: hardening off is the process of getting seedlings used to being outside in the cold and wind.
  3. Transplant! Dig a hole for your seedling in well-watered soil and set seedling in the hole, fill with soil and press gently, water and you’re done!

For more details and the source of these instructions, check out Mother Earth Living.

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.

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

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


What's Fresh at Trout Lake - May 20

Summer produce is making its appearance at the markets – don’t miss heirloom tomatoes and sweet bell peppers from the Applebarn, and crunchy mini cukes from Farmer Koo.


Produce: acorn squash, apples, beets, bok choi, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, sunchokes, heirloom tomatoes, turnips, wild mushroom



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


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 – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • 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. 

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 Kitsilano - May 14

Kitsilano Farmers Market runs every Sunday, 10am-2pm until October 22

What’s Fresh

Produce: acorn squash, apples, beets, bok choi, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, sunchokes, heirloom tomatoes, turnips, wild mushrooms, winter squash

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

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Yogurt, Preserves, Starter Plants, Growler Fills: Dickie’s Ginger, Persephone Brewing Company

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL KITSILANO VENDOR LIST

Don’t Miss

Electro Recycle is ready to accept over 300 small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Kitsilano Farmers Market. Have recycling questions? Ask their friendly staff onsite located near the information booth! For what they can accept please visit their website at electrorecycle.ca/

 

Get your bike tuned while you shop around the market with the UBC Bike Co-Op’s Cycling Resource Centre! The Bike Co-Op also collects bike accessory donations (bike lights, helmets, bells etc) for their Bici Libre program. Find out more about their program here.

Recipe of the Week

It’s rhubarb season in full swing! Check out these Rhubarb and White Chocolate Blondies:

 
Ingredients:
  • 1 pound rhubarb, trimmed and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips, divided into 1 cup and 1/2 cup portions

Check out the instructions here.

Summer Market Schedules

Excited to be starting this summer market season! Looking forward to sunny warm days and the produce that comes with them. All our summer markets can be found here:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • 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.

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

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


What's Fresh at Trout Lake - May 13

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


Produce: acorn squash, apples, beets, bok choi, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, sunchokes, heirloom tomatoes, turnips, 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

New Vendors

Turtle Valley Bison will be at the Trout Lake market this weekend for the first time ever. They will have delicious ranch grown Bison from Chase B.C. Be sure to stop by their stall and check them out!

Urban Farm Girl Co starts her first weekend with Vancouver Farmers Market this Saturday at Trout Lake. Her product list includes – bedding plants, hanging baskets, fresh cut herbs, eggplant, rhubarb and much more! Stop by and show her some love.

Don’t Miss

ElectroRecycle will be onsite this weekend at the market. They will be ready to accept over 300 small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Trout Lake. Have recycling questions? Ask their friendly staff onsite located near the information booth! For what they can accept please visit their website at electrorecycle.ca/

Market News

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

Excited to be starting this summer market season! Looking forward to sunny warm days and the produce that comes with them. All our summer markets can be found here:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • 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.

 


For more Info on the Trout Lake Farmers Market click here

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


New season, new vendors

Our summer markets kick-off the first weekend of May, and we are more than excited to introduce a BUMPER CROP of 30+ new vendors this season! Everything from urban farms to bison ranches, fermented foodsters and mead-makers – this is our biggest introduction of new vendors ever!

The Goods

 

First, let’s talk about the farmers. We have a number of new producers at the markets this year, including Abundant Acres Family Farm from Chilliwack (mixed veg), Turtle Valley Bison (Chef Chris Whittaker’s source for all things bison), One Love Farm from Lilloet (veg, herbs, and flowers), and Urban Farm Girl & Co. from Burnaby (mixed veg). Also joining us this season is longtime VFM vendor Rachel Ryall (sister of Cropthorne Farm’s Lydia) in her newest incarnation as River & Sea Flowers. Rachel grows some of the most beautiful blooms around. And the bonus? They’re certified organic.

Ok, on to the carbs. We know you love them. There are a few new bakeries on the VFM roster for 2017, including Whistler’s Rising Knead and Nelson’s Bakeshop, operating out of Vancouver’s west side. Both have a focus on sourdough fermentation and produce a range of delicious breads and pastries. Also look out for Cascadia Bakery this summer.

Ever heard of raclette? It’s a kind of cheese most commonly eaten like a fondue, melted over bread and veggies. Cheese Me will be bringing it to the markets food truck-style with all kinds of delicious toppings – check them out on select dates at Downtown and Mount Pleasant. Other food trucks joining us this summer are Gaia Ma, specializing in healthy, vegan eats, and Chickpea Food Truck, who’ll be serving up vegetarian comfort food with a Mediterranean twist. Rounding out the selection is Cheeses Crust, purveyors of grilled cheese and taco delights.

We’ve got some great craft beverage debuting at the markets this summer, including Left Field Cider (yay!), makers of traditional dry English ciders, and Vancouver-based Faculty Brewing Co., who brew a wide range of lagers, ales, saisons, and stouts down on Ontario St. For something a little different, check out Humblebee Mead, makers of dry, sparkly mead (a.k.a honey alcohol) that incorporates surprising ingredients like kaffir lime and saffron. Looking for something non-alcoholic? Check out one of our three new kombucha makers this summer – Healthy Hooch, Oddity Kombucha, and The Royals Kombucha Brew House.

And now for the healthy stuff! Love you some sauerkraut? We’ve got two new fermented foods vendors coming onboard this season, including nutritionist and chef Alice Savage, and Lakehouse Foods, who produce a range of lactose-fermented sauerkrauts and pickles. Smoothie fans have to check out the super wholesome ready-to-blend smoothie mixes from The Good Stuff, and for the little ones, look out for Tiny Tummie‘s line of handcrafted baby foods.

View a complete list of new 2017 summer season vendors here.