Earlier this week, farmer Brian Patterson from Shalefield Organic Gardens invited the Vancouver Farmers Market market crew to see his 10 acre organic farm, located just north of the USA boarder (and by “just north” we literally mean just across the street!) Brian proudly showed us his fields of berries, greens, cucumbers & tomatoes and explained that most of his produce at Main St Station is picked the day before or on the same day of the market! Can’t find anything that fresh at a grocery store! Check out our Facebook album for our farm tour photos.
apples, apricots, basil, bell peppers, blueberries, blackberries, broccoli, bok choy, carrots, celery, chard, cherries, cauliflower, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, fennel, fresh herbs, garlic, green onions, grapes, heirloom tomatoes, leeks, nectarines, new potatoes, melons, mushrooms, patty pan squash, peaches, plums, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, strawberries, sunflowers, snap peas, sugar peas, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini, zucchini flowers
Watermelon from Cropthorne Organic Farm – melon season is upon us!
Pickling Cucumbers from Forstbauer Family Farm – hurry down to Main St Station for some pickling cukes! Their season is nearing the end, so get them while they’re still at the market. Happy Pickling!
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” 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.
apricots, basil, bell peppers, blueberries, blackberries, broccoli, bok choy, carrots, celery, chard, cherries, cauliflower, cucumbers, corn, crab apples, eggplant, fennel, fresh herbs, garlic, garlic scapes, green onions, heirloom tomatoes, leeks, nectarines, new potatoes, mushrooms, patty pan squash, peaches, plums, radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, salad mix, strawberries, sunflowers, snap peas, sugar peas, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini, zucchini flowers
Cranberry Ginger Rasin Bread from Pure Bread
Tomatoes from Klippers Organics, Organic Farm Connection, Paul’s Produce, Langley Organic Growers, Cropthorne Farm, Ice Cap Organics, Forrest Nelson Certified Organic Produce, Applebarn Pumpkin Farm & Stein Mountain Farm
Blueberry Mojitos Popsicles from Johhny Pops
We’re excited to celebrate Tomato Fest at Trout Lake and Kitsilano on August 20th and 21st. Come out and celebrate this beautiful fruit with us. There will be tons of Tomato related fun activities, Tomatao sampling and much more!
Get a complete list of this week’s Kitsilano Market vendors here.
Discover our five other summer market locations on our Markets Page.
apricots, artichokes, basil, beets, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, cherry tomatoes, chili peppers, chives, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions, kholrabi, melons, pattypan squash, peaches, plums, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, spinach, strawberries, sunflowers, tomatoes, turnips, wheatgrass, zucchini
This Saturday, we’re celebrating tomatoes in all their multicoloured and many-sized glory!
- Tomato Display: Did you know there are over 150 varieties of tomatoes at the Trout Lake and Kitsilano Farmers Markets? Including but not limited to 150VarietiesofKlippersOrganicTomatoes (click on the link for a PDF with pictures!). Check out our display tabes in the middle of the market to see some of the different varieties as well as suggestions for how to eat them
- Tomato Tasting: What better way to get to know tomatoes than to taste them? We’ll have a variety of tomatoes available to sample.
- Recipes: Got a favourite? Share it on our Facebook page! We’ll share some of ours at the markets
Circle Farm Tour will have seedling planting for kids, as well as a gift basket shoppers of any age can enter to win! Visit their booth at the West entrance to the market to learn more about their self-guided agri-tourism tours in the Fraser Valley and enter their contest.
apples, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, 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, zucchini
NEW VENDORS THIS WEEK:
Chou Chou Crepes are new to the West End line up this week. They are a local food truck that serves delicious authentic Brittany crepes – both savoury and sweet!
TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT:
Stop by Forage & BLOOM to choose a bouquet to brighten your home!
Pick up some sweet peppers from Crisp Organics!
Be sure to visit Choi’s Pottery for a unique selection of Handmade, microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and lead free Korean Celadon Pottery!
ChopSwap is a community campaign that helps turn local restaurants and their customers into zero-waste heroes, and they will have a station at the market this Saturday! Pay them a visit to swap your disposable chopsticks for a pair of reusable ones! All swapped + reclaimed chopsticks will be donated to local school arts programs, crafters and other creative initiatives (or sent to compost).
The Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (NFNs) are networks of community members, organizations, and agencies that together collaborate on community-based food initiatives and programs that support food justice at the neighbourhood level. They will be on site at the West End this Saturday – make sure to stop by their booth and learn more about their worthy cause!
Market sponsor Evo Car Share is offering market shoppers free memberships and 30 minutes of driving time just by stopping by their tent. If you’re already a member stop anyway as they might have a special give away for members!
TIME & LOCATION:
Every Saturday 9AM – 2PM at 1100 Comox St on beautiful Nelson Park!
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.
Apples, apricots, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, 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, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini
Inside Green, a Vancouver-based project that connects people through the stewardship and gifting of houseplants, will have 50 plants to give away to the first 50 shoppers that visit them this Sunday! Find out how you can be a little greener from inside spaces out.
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!