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What's Fresh at Main St Station - June 21


June Fresh Guide

Stawberries | Garlic Scapes | Raspberries | Lettuce | Turnips | Raddishes | Eggs | Chicken  | Mushrooms | Herbs | Kale | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Cherries | Cheese | Grass Fed Butter

Check out our In Season at the Markets blog for a full market fresh guide.

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


Don’t Miss

Riley Park Opening Day!

Join us on Saturday, June 24th for the grand opening of Riley Park Farmers Market! Come for the 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!


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.


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 six other summer market locations on our Markets Page


Fresh Box June 15

June 15th Fresh Box

Today’s Fresh Box includes:

English Cucumber – Nature Village Farm, Richmond

French Breakfast Radishes – SOLE Food Farms, Vancouver

Snap Peas – SOLE Food Farms, Vancouver

Orange Bell Pepper – Taves Family Farm, Abbotsford

Beefsteak Tomato – Taves Family Farm, Abbotsford

Mini Head of Romaine Lettuce – Abundant Acres Farm, Abbotsford

Spring Garlic – One Love Farm, Lillooet

Never used Spring Garlic? Use it like regular garlic except that the bulb AND stem can be used. The Kitchn has everything you need to know about how to use it and store it.

Stay in the Know!
Do you receive the Downtown Farmers Market weekly bulletin?  Subscribe here (scroll down) and you’ll get a sneak peak at who’ll be at the market.


Order future Fresh Boxes HERE.  Tell a friend and you’ll both get $5 off your next box.  Enter FRESHFRIEND at checkout and tell your friend to mention your name in the order notes.

Tell us how you liked your Fresh Box.  We’d love to see what you made with your goodies too!  Tweet or Instagram us at @vanmarkets and tag your photos #DFMFreshBox

 

The Downtown Farmers Market Fresh Box is a weekly box of 5-7 fruits and vegetables picked and packed and ready for you.  Order online and pickup at the market or we can deliver!  For more information, visit the Fresh Box page.


What's Fresh at Kitsilano - June 18

What’s Fresh

Stawberries | Garlic Scapes | Lettuce | Turnips | Radishes | Peas | Eggs | Chicken | Mushrooms | Herbs | Kale | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | 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

 

Evo 

Evo Car Share will be at the market this week! Come and get 30 minutes and free membership, spin a prize wheel with swag and free minutes, and a draw box for more free minutes and swag. 

 


Vegetable Feature – Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes Grown by Cropthorne at the Main St Market

Garlic Scapes are one of those perplexing greens once a year, they taste great but what are you going to do with them? Head on over to Serious Eats for ideas and a recipe including Garlic Scape Pesto, Grilled Scapes, Scape Hummus! Find your scapes at BC Garlic Growers in the Kits Cafe on the South end of the market for their first market of the season, or at a number of other farms all throughout the market!

 


  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 – *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 - June 17

Join us on Saturdays at the Trout Lake Farmers Market. Located in the North Parking lot of John Hendry Park. Be sure to Stop by Mandair Farms for sweet delicious strawberries. Also check out Greendale Meats for any weekend BBQ plans you may have!


Produce: bok choi, broccoli, cabbage, carrotscauliflower, chard, chives, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, eggplant, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, garlic scapes, heirloom tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spinach, shallots, 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

Win $50 in Market Money and score a free coffee from Telus this Saturday at Trout Lake Market! Visit their PureFibre booth in the market to get a coffee voucher for The Bean Buggy (while supplies last!), and enter to win their $50 Market Money prize draw.


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.


Damp spring for BC farmers

Yolanda Versterre of Shalefield Organics has struggled with extreme weather at her farm for several months. Credit: Shalefield Organic Gardens

There’s never been a better time than now to support BC farmers. The cold, damp spring following on the heels of a harsh winter has left many of our growers a month or more behind on production. Some farmers have had to cancel market dates due to lack of product, impacting their early season sales when they need them most.

Despite these challenges, an abundance of farm-to-table goodness, seasonal produce, and some exciting new vendors can be found at the markets right now. We hope to see market shoppers out en masse in the next few weeks to give our farmers the boost they need to get through a tough start to the season!

Strawberries coming in from Mandair Farms in Abbotsford are offering some sweet relief from all the grey, wet weather. Credit: Mandair Farms

Read more: Vancouver Sun’s recent article on wet weather and its affects on BC farmers.

 

Want to get the latest news on what our growers are bringing to the markets each week?

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