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What's Fresh at Riley Park - June 24th


We can’t wait for the Riley Park Farmers Market Grand Opening this Saturday June 24th! We are looking forward to bringing seasonal produce, ethically raised meat, eggs & dairy, sustainable seafood, craft beer, wine, & spirits, artisanal food and craft and food trucks to the neighbourhood this summer! Join us to kick off the festivities with a ribbon cutting, speeches and cake at 10AM. There will also be activities in the community garden throughout the day and a face painter on site.


What’s in Season:

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

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


Don’t Miss:

  • Blue Comet has fresh Sockeye fillets from the Nass! Visit them to pick up some tasty fish
  • Stop by River and Sea Flowers for a beautiful bouquet to brighten your home!
  • Pay a visit to Blackberry Hill and treat yourself to a fresh baked pastry.

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


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.

 


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-June25th

In Season:

Strawberries, raspberries & cherries! All at the market this week! Check out what your local farmers are expecting to bring to market this month HERE!

Fresh Sockeye Salmon

Make sure to visit Blue Comet Seafood this weekend for some fresh Sockeye salmon fillets from the Nass River in Northern BC.  Celebrate the sunshine with barbecued salmon fillets and veggies like zucchini and potatoes!


 

Have you tried Take a Fancys ice cream or her latest creation-yummy ice cream sandwiches? You can get both this Sunday! And don’t forget your spoon:)

Help welcome NEW vendor to MT P market The Royals Kombucha Brewhouse! Their delicious craft brewed kombucha is made with 100% organic ingredients. 


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.


 Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook and follow @VanMarkets on Twitter and Instagram – make sure to tag your Mount Pleasant photos and videos #MtPleasantFM!

What's Fresh at the West End- June 24th

Now that it is officially summer, what better way to celebrate than shopping at the West End Market this Saturday?! We’re open 9-2, rain or shine (but we’re really hoping for sunshine).


In Season:

Raspberries | Strawberries | Garlic Scapes | Lettuce | Salad Greens | Cherries | Chard | Turnips | Radishes | Potatoes | Eggs | Cheese Curds| Sockeye Salmon | Honey…Check out the full IN SEASON LIST HERE!


Fresh Sockeye Salmon

Make sure to visit Blue Comet Seafood this weekend for some fresh Sockeye salmon fillets from the Nass River in Northern BC.  Celebrate the sunshine with barbecued salmon fillets and veggies like zucchini and potatoes!


Grand Opening at Riley Park

If you can’t make it to the West End on June 24th be sure to check out the Grand Opening of the Riley Park Farmers Market! Opening reception and cake service will be happening between 10-11am, the market will be running until 2pm! Located across the street from our Nat Bailey Winter Market, Riley Park will feature 30 local farms and producers!

If you’re feeling super adventurous, why not have a Saturday bike adventure and hit the West End, Trout Lake, and Riley Park Farmers Market?  Make it a summer goal!


West End’s 20th Birthday Promo!

To celebrate the West End’s 20th birthday, we will be having weekly draws for $20 of market money! What do you have to do to enter?  Come by the info booth on Saturday to sign up for our weekly newsletter!


Summer Market Schedules

Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park

Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

Mt Pleasant – opened May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – opened May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – opened 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 West End Market vendors HERE.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our MARKETS PAGE.

Looking to get involved? Consider volunteering at the market! It’s a great way to get involved and help develop a more sustainable food system. We invite you to sign up via our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and start volunteering this season!


Join us at Trout Lake - June 24th

Come spend the day with us at the Trout Lake Farmers Market this Saturday June 24th! Be sure to stop in and pick up all the exciting summer produce starting to make an appearance. Stop by Pauls Produce for sweet delicious raspberries. Also check out Stein Mountain Farm for amazing summer cherries!


Produce: bok choi, broccoli, 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, nettles, onions, potatoes, radicchio, 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


RILEY PARK OPENING DAY!

If you can’t make it to Trout Lake on June 24th be sure to check out the Grand Opening of the Riley Park Farmers Market! Opening reception and cake service between 10-11am – stay and shop with our 30+ farms and producers until 2pm!

Located across the street from our popular Nat Bailey Winter Market, Riley Park will feature 30 local farms and producers bringing you a great selection of fresh fruits and veggiesethically raised and grass fed meat, eggs, and dairysustainable seafoodcraft beerwine, and spiritsartisanal prepared foodhandmade craft, and food trucks!

Riley Park Farmers Market will run every Saturday, 10am-2pm from June 24 – October 7, 2017. Click HERE for more info!


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 – 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.


The Weekend Starts Now - June 22

The Weekend Starts Now!

Finally a Thursday with some sunshine! Extra big thanks to all those who came to the market on one of the wet days – it makes all the difference! Don’t forget we’re rain or shine!

With the weekend weather also looking great – stock up on Thursday for all the fresh farm-to-table goods you need for your weekend bbq, beach picnics, or if you’re escaping the city – cherries and berries make for great road trip snacks!

Join us on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton St.) from 11-3pm! Our new market hours make it convenient to shop for the weekend ahead but also grab a bite to eat at the market. We’ll have great lunch options at one of the food trucks on site each week and afternoon snacks like coffee, cookies, cherries, berries, snap peas and much more!

This week we welcome Mandalay Burmese Kitchen exclusively to the Downtown Farmers Market! Their bringing authentic Burmese eats – don’t miss out on their tasty Fish Tacos or Hanglay Curry! We’ve also got Cheeses Crust back bringing their signature Bacon Bomb and Cheeses Steak! Make sure to pick up a Loyalty Lunch Card from the market info tent and every 8th lunch is on us!


In Season:

Strawberries & Cherries! Both at the market this week! Start your summer off right with these sweet, juicy treats! Check out what your local farmers are expecting to bring to market this month HERE!


Meet our Farmers:

Douglas Farms – We’re happy to welcome Douglas Farms back to the Downtown Market this year after the slow start for strawberries! Coral-Anne will have delicious sweet strawberries and eggs coming from the Fraser Valley.

Rai Produce – a family farm that has been farming for 22 years, located in Osoyoos B.C. They grow all kinds of tasty fruit including Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Prunes, Pears and Apples. This week they’ll be bringing their rainier cherries! You won’t want to miss them!

GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S DOWNTOWN MARKET VENDORS HERE


Downtown Farmers Market Fresh Box

June 15th Fresh Box

No time to shop?  Don’t miss out on the fresh stuff – order a FreshBox, our weekly market CSA program.  $25 per week, packed and ready to go home with you!

Looking ahead at a busy week? With a Downtown Farmers Market Fresh Box you’ll get a market shopping trip done in 5 minutes. Pickup is Thursday at the Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market and you can order online until 5pm on Tuesdays.

We do the picking and all you have to do is enjoy!


Help us spread the word! Print out a Downtown Farmers Market poster for your lunch room, and help promote the market on your social media channels with these handy sample posts and market photos!

VISIT US AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE PLAZA (650 HAMILTON ST.), EVERY THURSDAY, 11AM-3PM, UNTIL OCTOBER 5TH

FIND MORE INFORMATION ON THE DOWNTOWN LOCATION HERE

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