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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!!


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!!


CLICK ON UPCOMING SCHEDULES TO FIND COMPLETE LIST OF VENDORS

CLICK ON MT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET TO FIND LOCATION DETAILS


Fall Fair is coming -Oct 2nd!

Fun for the whole family! Contests,games,pumpkin patch and great fresh food!

“You grew THAT?!” Veggie Brag contest!

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Have you grown the weirdest,wildest,biggest fruit or veggie that everyone HAS to see?

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This contest is for you! Bring it to Fall Fair and it will be judged by shoppers and vendors, and you could win some great Vancouver Farmers Market Swag! Aug2010-4864


“Veggies on Parade”

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It’s okay to play with your food! Creatively display your fave fruits and veggies (don’t worry you don’t have to grown them yourself;) and you can WIN great Market Swag!

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To enter: send you name,contact info, and details about your fruit/veggie display to gibson@eatlocal.org

 


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-July 17th

The Produce:

apricots,peaches, beans, mushrooms, beets, blackberries, blueberries, cabbage, carrots, chard,  cherries, chives, cucumbers, fennel,  garlic scapes, spinach,kale, peppers, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, snap peas, tomatoes, zucchini

New Vendors:

Welcome Honest Food Farm back to Mt Pleasant Market! All the way from the Similkameen Valley, The Zebroff  family grow a wide variety of organic produce, be sure to stop by for their delicious peaches.

Gillespie’s Fine Spirits is an artisan craft distillery in Squamish BC. They produce a number of craft spirits from BC grain and fruit as well as a line of Boozewitch shrubs, tonic syrup and raw apple cider vinegar.

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Don’t Miss Berry Fest!

This week we’re berry excited to celebrate berries: Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries…we love them all! Vendors are celebrating the sweetest season by featuring their berry-filled products:

Applebarn will be offering flats of gooseberries (last week for them) and currants for purchase.  5 lbs boxes for $25 and 10 lbs flats for $40.

Urban Digs has two sausages featuring berries for the Berry Fest this week: one bison and one duck.

Old Country Perogi has yummy blueberry-filled pierogis

Jordans Jam seasonal berry jams with berries from VFM vendors;Gooseberry Jam made with gooseberries from Applebarn, Blackberry Jam with blackberries from Paul’s Produce, Strawberry Jam with strawberries from Maan Farms

BC Berry Council will be on hand with lots of recipes,storage tips and and activities! Plus Mr Blueberry!

You can visit our berry fest page for more info: http://eatlocal.org/berry-festival/

Our Famous Annual Pie Competition

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Bring a fork…there’s PIE! 

Amateur and professional bakers from all neighborhoods were  invited to bake their favorite berry pie and enter it in our BC Berry Pie Bake Off.  All pies are made with BC grown berries and baked from scratch. Judging starts at noon, and shoppers can buy pie by the slice for a $2 donation thru out the afternoon. YUM!

Judging will take place between 12:00pm and 1:00pm at Mt Pleasant Farmers Market . Winners will be announced at 1:30pm.


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