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What's Fresh at Kitsilano - May 28

What’s Fresh

Produce: apples, basil, beets, bok choi, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, chard, collards, daikon, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, spinach, strawberries, sunchokes, heirloom tomatoes, turnips, wild mushrooms

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Halibut, Salmon, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Peonies, Frozen Berries, Juice, Yogurt, Preserves, Starter Plants

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL KITSILANO VENDOR LIST


Vendor Feature – Shalefield and Warmerdam

Last summer, some market staff went on a farm tour to a few farms including Shalefield Organic Gardens and Warmerdam Flowers, both here this week at the market!

 

Shalefield is in the Columbia Valley, just past Cultus Lake and we were warmly welcomed by Brian with a farm tour, including aromatic greenhouses filled with tomatoes, raspberries and other goodies. This week Shalefield will be bringing strawberries and microbasil to the market for the first time this season.

 

 

Warmerdam Flowers mostly specialize in tulips, peonies, daffodils and gladiolas. We got to see their automated greenhouse system for growing tulips in the winter. Now that we are fully past winter, tulips are in full force and last week Caitlyn brought peonies for the first time this season and should have more this week as well.


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.

Get a complete list of this week’s Kitsilano Market vendors here.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page.


Opening Day at Mount Pleasant - May 28

It’s opening day at Mount Pleasant Farmers Market this Sunday! We are very excited to be back in the neighbourhood for another summer season. Stop by to shop a wide variety of locally produced foods. Check out Dickies Ginger for delicious flavours of ginger beer and stop in at Blue Comet Seafood for B.C. caught Wild Salmon.


Produce: apples, beets, bok choi, butternut squash, cabbage, chard, collards, eggplant, fennel, garlic, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, salad mix, Savoy cabbage, spinach, shallots, heirloom tomatoes, turnips


Meats: Beef, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Preserves


CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL MOUNT PLEASANT VENDOR LIST

MOUNT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET RUNS EVERY SUNDAY, 10AM-2PM UNTIL OCT 8


New Vendors

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

Tiny Tummies – They make handcrafted, organic baby food, sold in a ton of different flavours. Check them out!

Cowichcan Pasta – Delicious, locally made pasta produced from ancient and modern grains. Stop by to show him some love!

Gaia Ma – A new addition to our food truck roster! They are dedicated to being a 100% organic and vegan food service, with lots of tasty options. Be sure to try them out!


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:

  • Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm –North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • 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. 

For more Info on the Mount Pleasant Market click here

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page.


Join us at Trout Lake - May 27

Come spend a beautiful sunny after noon at the Farmers Markets this weekend – don’t miss cool weather starts and lovely bedding plants from Christina’s Garden, and delicious locally raised Bison from Turtle Valley Bison.


Produce: acorn squash, apples, beets, bok choi, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, strawberries, sunchokes, heirloom tomatoes, turnips, wild mushroom



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


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 – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • 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. 

For more Info on the Trout Lake Farmers Market click here

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page.


West End Opening Day - May 27th

The West End Farmers Market is coming back to the 1100 block of Comox St. at Nelson Park this Saturday for another summer season, and we are celebrating its 20th Birthday! It seems like only yesterday that this small community market started up in the parking lot of Lord Roberts Elementary, but we’ve come a long way. Join us at noon for cake and speeches from special guests to celebrate 20 years of bringing fresh local fruits, vegetables, cheese, fish, eggs, meats, baked goods, artisan foods and crafts and more to a loyal, loving and enthusiastic community every week of the summer! Bring memories and pictures to share!


Make sure to check out: Warmerdam Flowers for some colourful tulips, Ice Cap Organics for some spicy radishes and Humblebee Meadery for some mead – an alcohol derived from fermented honey!


Produce: Arugula, beets, chives, cress, cucumbers, garlic scapes, green onions, head lettuce, kale, mizuna, onions, parsnips, peppers, radishes, rhubarb, salad mix, snap peas, snow peas, spinach, swiss chard, tomatoes, zucchini

Meat, Seafood, Dairy, Poultry: Beef, Cheese, Chicken, Duck, Eggs, Pork, Turkey

Other: Bread, Honey, Mead, Tulips, Spreads, Tea


Looking to get involved? Consider volunteering at the market! It’s a great way to get involved and help develop a more sustainable food system. We invite you to sign up via our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and start volunteering this season!


TIME & LOCATION:

Every Saturday 9AM – 2PM at 1100 Comox St on beautiful Nelson Park!

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GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S WEST END FARMERS MARKET VENDORS HERE.


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:

  • Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm – Lakewood Dr. & E 13th Ave.
  • Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch 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. 

What's Fresh at Kitsilano - May 21

Kitsilano Farmers Market runs every Sunday, 10am-2pm until October 22

What’s Fresh

Produce: acorn squash, apples, beets, bok choi, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage,  onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, sunchokes, heirloom tomatoes, turnips, wild mushrooms, winter squash

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Tulips, Frozen Berries, Juice, Yogurt, Preserves, Starter Plants

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL KITSILANO VENDOR LIST

Don’t Miss

Evo Car Share will be at the market this week! Come and check out their stall to ask them about evo and get a free membership. Car sharing is a also great way to get walk to the market without worrying about carrying your groceries home!

Transplant Tips

With spring in full swing and some days even feeling downright summery, seeing all the starter plants at the market is tempting and a great way to get a head start on your own garden. Farmer Koo has tons of options.

Now that you’ve bought them, how to ensure they do well at home?

Follow these steps and all will work out!

  1. Prepare the Soil: loosen, fertilize or compost and weed the soil
  2. Getting Used to the Great Outdoors: hardening off is the process of getting seedlings used to being outside in the cold and wind.
  3. Transplant! Dig a hole for your seedling in well-watered soil and set seedling in the hole, fill with soil and press gently, water and you’re done!

For more details and the source of these instructions, check out Mother Earth Living.

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.

Get a complete list of this week’s Kitsilano Market vendors here.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page.