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What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-July 16th? Berry Fest!

Berries, Berries, Berries!

Join us at Berry Festival and celebrate the berry best season!  Now is the perfect time to stock up by the flat-load!  Find berry recipes, limited edition berry treats and taste berries from our local farmers including:

Sull Farms: raspberries and blueberries

Fresh Quality Produce: raspberries,blueberries,strawberries

Mandair Farms: raspberries,blueberries and strawberries

Applebarn Farms: gooseberries and currants

#berryfestival 🙂


And bring your fork, there is Mmmmm PIE!!

Our BC Berry Pie Competition is on this Sunday! Pie entries are now FULL but you can taste the winning pies by donation throughout the competition!

Plus you can pick up a whole pie from Her Majesty’s Pie Company this Sunday too! Which one is your favourite?

Mixers and Elixirs created a Verrry Berrry Shrub using Maan Farm Berries and is selling it by the glass this Sunday. It’s delicious! Grab yours before they are gone!


July Fresh Guide

Blueberries  | Garlic Scapes | Raspberries | Lettuce | Turnips | Radishes | Eggs | Chicken  | Patty Pan Squash | Herbs | Kholrabi | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Cherries | Cheese | Grass Fed Butter | Strawberries

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

 

 

 

 


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 – opened June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

 

 


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What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-Oct 2nd

Fun for the whole Family! #MtPFallFair

Don’t forget to bring your “Veggie Brag” or “Veggie on Parade” by 9:30am. To be judged by shoppers and vendors, and winners get great Market Swag!


THE PRODUCE:

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Our famous annual Urban Pumpkin Patch brought by The Applebarn! Don’t forget to grab your pumpkin for Halloween and squash for Thanksgiving!

apples, basil, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, celery,  chard, cauliflower, chives, corn, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, fennel, onions, garlic, garlic scapes, green beans, head lettuce, peaches, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, salad mix, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini

DON’T MISS:

Georels Smokehouse has Turkey Stock just in time for your Thanksgiving prep, and Old Country Pierogis has made some delicious  turkey and cranberry pierogis!


Member Appreciation Day!

We love our members! You always get 15% off at Hello Coffee, and 15% off cool Merchandise like our fancy NEW totebag!

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On Member Appreciation Day:

Applebarn – $1 Off Bag of Pepper Challenge

Lita’s Mexican Foods – $1 Off package of Fresh, Handmade Tortillas

Realmeals – 10% Off orders $40 and over 

Tempea Natural Foods – Handmade Tempeh, $4.50 for 200gm pack and $6 for 300gm pack

Urban Digs Farm – 25% Off all Pork Cuts

Make sure to sign up for a membership at the information booth if you haven’t already to take advantage of all your member perks!


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

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See you Sunday!!


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-Sept 25th

THE PRODUCE:

Acorn squash, apples, artichokes, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, bitter melon, blackberries, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, dill, eggplant, fennel, garlic, gem squash, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mint, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, potatoes, peas, plums, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips

(photo has apples from new vendor Open View Orchard)


Fall Fair is Oct 2nd!

 Pumpkin Patch, games, yummy treats! Fun for the WHOLE Family!

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Plus there are two great CONTESTS all ages can enter! Win some great Vancouver Farmers Market swag!


RECIPE OF THE WEEK:

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This recipe for celery and cashew nut soup combines the subtle flavour of celery with the nuttiness of cashew.

1 medium sized onion, peeled and chopped

1 medium sized potato, peeled and chopped

1/2 head celery, wash, remove leaves and chop

2 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons broken cashew nuts

1 1/4 pints vegetable stock

3/4 pint milk

seasoning to taste

Melt the butter in a large saucepan.Saute the prepared vegetables gently until the onion is transparent. Add the cashews and continue cooking for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the stock, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.Add the milk and allow to cool slightly.Blend in a blender.Reheat to serve and add seasoning to taste.

Yield: 4 portions

For more Local Food Global Flavours look out for our recipe cards throughout the market!


DON’T MISS:

Survey September at Mt Pleasant Market – help us  learn about you and what you’d like to see at your market! Each week we’ll display different questions so grab some of our stickers, have some fun, and let us know what you’d like to see!

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. #fairtofarmer


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!

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

See you Sunday!!


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What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-Aug 7th

THE PRODUCE:

Apples, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, bok choy, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, corn, cucumber, currants, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, mushrooms, mustards, potatoes, peaches, peas, plums, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini

DON’T MISS:

It’s Member Appreciation Day! Membership has plenty of juicy market benefits, including Member Only Specials from our vendors and community partners, free Market Money transactions in the first week of every month,  Market Merch for Beefsteak and Brandywine Members, and much more!

Our members help support our 6 weekly summer markets and 2 weekly winter markets, without them the markets wouldn’t be possible. Not a member yet? Learn more here or ask at our Info Booth!

This Sundays Member Specials include:

Take a Fancy Chocolates $1 off Fleur de Sel Caramels

Urban Digs Farm buy one get one 20% all Bison Products

Tien Eamas Spells and Jewels all items tax-free

Mixers and Elixirs $2 off regular 12oz bottle of shrubs

A Meadows Pantry $1 off rhubard jam

Coast Mushrooms 10% off oyster mushrooms

Lita’s Mexican Foods $1 off each pack of tortillas

Rai Produce case of free stone peaches $35 ,nectarines $40

Hello Coffee members get 15% your beverages EVERY market

Be sure to bring your Membership card! 🙂

 

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!

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


And the winner is...

 

First Place winnerBC Fall-Fruit Pie Competition winner Jason McRobbie with his Apple, Quince and Cranberry Pie as part of the West End Farmers Markets annual Harvest Festival. All the fall fruit that’s in season at Harvey’s Orchards & Snowy Mountain Organics, inspired Jason! With twelve pies entered, our judging panel had their work cut out for them but loved the nicely balanced ginger in this pie.

Jason is sharing his recipe and you’re in luck because apples, quince and ginger can still be found at the market! (Find out who sells them using our Product Search Feature)

Apple, Quince and Cranberry Pie

 Crust

  • 2 ½-cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 1Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1/2lb. Tenderflake
  • 1 egg
  • 1Tbsp white vinegar
  • To fill 1-cup cold water (*in addition to egg and vinegar)

Whisk together dry ingredients, before cutting in room temperature Tenderflake with pastry knife until oatmeal like.

Whisk together egg, white vinegar and cold water. Slowly stir into mixture, adding only enough to make dough cling together – best results are approximately half the mixture.

Shape into a ball, cut in two, reshape into two balls then wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours, ideally over night.

Filling

  • 2-cups quince, peeled, coarsely grated
  • 6-cups apples (Harvey’s Orchards & Snowy Mountain Organics seasonal best), cored, peeled, sliced thinly
  • ½-cup brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp. grated ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon, freshly grated
  • Pinch salt

Blend all ingredients together in a large bowl.

Topping

  • 1-cup organic all-purpose flour
  • ¾-cup brown sugar
  • ½-cup unsalted butter, chilled

Cut butter into small cubes then add to a bowl and stir with flour and sugar. Use a fork or pastry knife to break the mixture into a crumble.

Assembly

Remove one ball of dough from the fridge and allow to warm slightly between rolling out on a floured work surface. Turn and four each time the size doubles, then fold twice gently and move to pie pan. Unfold gently and shape, cutting off excess crust below the rim and shaping as desired.

Add pie filling, and then top generously with crumble mixture. Move to bottom rack of preheated 375°F oven for 60 minutes, and cover the top with foil if it begins to darken. Remove the foil for the final few minutes of baking.

Apple Quince & Cranberry Pie

Photo credit: Karen Dar Woon / Your Secret Chef