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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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Berry Fest at Main St Station! July 12


Berries, Berries, Berries!

Limited-Edition Verrry Berrry Shrub from Mixers & Elixirs

Join us at Berry Festival and celebrate the berry best season! Find berry recipes, limited-edition berry items and taste berries from our local farmers including Sull Farms, Shalefield Organic Gardens, Mandair Farms & Maan Farms.

A few berry-filled treats to look forward to:

  • Blueberry Pakoras from Mandair Farm
  • Blueberry Pierogies from Old Country Pierogi
  • Verrry Berrry Shrub from Mixiers & Elixirs

Don’t forget Berry Festival continues at Mt Pleasant Farmers Market on Sunday, July 16th with our BC Berry Pie Competition! Pie entries are now FULL but you can taste the winning pies by donation.


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.

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


Recipe of the Week: Pan Seared Salmon with Blueberry Reduction

Ingredients

4 (6-oz.) wild salmon fillets, skin on – from Blue Comet Seafood
2 tbsp. coconut oil
¼ cup chicken broth
¼ cup dry white wine
salt-free garlic powder
2 tbsp. shallots, minced
freshly ground black pepper
1 cup fresh blueberries

  1. Pat salmon dry with paper towels.  Season with freshly ground pepper and garlic powder.
  2. In skillet over medium heat, warm oil. Place salmon in skillet with skin side down and cook for two minutes. Flip salmon and cook for two additional minutes (or longer if preferred).
  3. Transfer salmon to a plate and tent with foil.
  4. Add shallots to skillet and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in broth and wine and bring to a simmer, using spatula to scrape up browned bits.
  5. Add berries; mash with spatula.
  6. Remove skillet from heat and let mixture cool slightly. Pour mixture into food processor and puree.
  7. Spoon mixture on top salmon and serve with your favorite fresh veggies

Recipe Source: Blue Comet Seafood


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


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant-June 4th

In Season Now   

The cold, damp spring has resulted in a slow start to the season for growers across the board; many are reporting they’re a month behind planting, crops are struggling in the wet soil, and the lack of sunshine has been slowing down production. Despite these challenges you’ll find an abundance of fresh produce and new vendors!

Produce: basil, beets,chard, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, kale, mini peppers, parsley radishes, rhubarb, salad mix, spinach,  heirloom tomatoes

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL Mt P VENDOR LIST


Member Appreciation Day! We’re kicking the season off with MAD! VFM members will enjoy free market money transactions and discounts at various vendors around the market. Don’t forget your member cards! Need to sign up or renew your card? Swing by the market information booth and our team will be happy to help. Keep an eye out for the member special signs around the market and take advantage of some great savings!

Lita’s Mexican Foods – $1 off (8oz/235ml vegan and organic) Authentic Mexican Salsa, Potatoes (taco filling), Mexican Beans,  $1 off packages of tortillas (white or whole wheat)

A Bread Affair-$1 Organic Baguette

Georels -3 packs of Bone Broths for $40 – Mt. Pleasant (June 4, 11)

Green Coast Craft Coffee – 2 for 1 Cold Brew Iced Teas

Kiki’s Kitchen -$1 o purchase of Single Jar of Soup ($10/ea), or 3 Jars for $30

Le Bouledogue -20% o All Purchases

Tempea Natural Foods -Handmade Tempeh, $4.50 for 200g and $6 for 300g

Tien Neo Eames, jewels & spells -Tien will pay the tax on All Purchases


New Vendors!

We’ve got some brand new vendors onsite this weekend at Mount Pleasant. Lets give them a warm market welcome!

Le Bouledogue: baked goods featuring local, seasonal ingredients

El Coroto Latin Kitchen: sell a traditional dish called Arepa (dough is formed into a patty, grilled, baked, split open and stuffed with a variety of ingredients like a sandwich) Yum!

Kasama Chocolate: chocolate handmade in small batches directly from cacao beans

Kikis Kitchen: vegan soups using organic, local ingredients

Alice Savage: fermented Sauerkrauts and vegetables


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.


 

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What's Fresh at Hastings Park - Feb 12

What’s in Season

acorn squash, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, crimini mushrooms, delicata squash, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, kabocha squash, king oyster mushrooms, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, portobello mushrooms, potatoes, radishes, re

d kuri squash, rutabaga, savoy cabbage, shallots, shiitake mushrooms, spaghetti squash, sunchokes, turnips, walnuts

Win Free Lunch FOR A YEAR!

Pick up a Food Truck February Passport at our Info Booth and get it stamped each week when you purchase a food truck meal. Passport holders with 3 out of 4 stamps at the end of February will be entered to win the Golden Ticketa food truck lunch every week at the markets FOR A YEAR! Imagine all the deliciousness you’ll be able todevour over a whole year…

#FoodTruckFeb @vanmarkets

Instagram Contest Alert! Post a pic of your food truck meal at the market and tag #FoodTruckFeb @vanmarkets and be entered to win a VFM tote bag, travel mug and Got It! bags!

Click HERE to learn more about Food Truck February

Featured Vendors

Cheeses Crust | Disco Cheetah | Eli’s Serious Sausage

Feastro The Rolling Bistro | Chickpea Food Truck

Upcoming Events

PNE Family Day Community Skate! Bring your family & your skates for a fun day of skating on February 13th! Learn more HERE.

Hastings Park Shoppers Card

Are you a regular Hastings Park shopper? Pickup your Hastings 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” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

It’s free to join, just sign up for our weekly newsletter!

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Hastings Park only.

Help Spread the Word!

Love the market? Tell your friends and family about Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market to help this new market grow. Share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

Be a Market Champion! Get a Hastings Park lawn sign and let your neighbours know where to find the freshest in local produce, all within a few minutes of their home. Pickup your lawn sign at the Info Booth this week!

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Hastings Park vendors here.

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here


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!

CLICK ON UPCOMING SCHEDULES TO FIND COMPLETE LIST OF VENDORS

CLICK ON MT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET TO FIND LOCATION DETAILS

See you Sunday!!