Market News

What's Fresh Downtown - Oct 13

We’re back on the Queen Elizabeth Plaza for the next three weeks to finish off our first season Downtown! Thanks to all of you who supported us at our temporary site the past two weeks. This Thursday, the weather looks like it will let up before another storm sets in later in the evening – swing by the market to get your fix of fresh local food so you’re well prepared for a weekend inside!


In Season Now

apples, artichokes, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, bitter melon, 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, honey dew, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mint, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, potatoes, pears, pumpkin, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon, winter squash, zucchini


The Vendors

With only 3 weeks left of the Downtown market catch these vendors one last time!

BC Wine Studio | Dogwood Brewing | Marie’s Guilt Free Baking | Spark Kombucha


Its your last chance to celebrate the harvest with Vancouver Farmers Markets at RIPE 2016! Tickets are on sale now for our annual dinner fundraiser this Sunday, October 16 at The Roundhouse. RIPE features a knock-out roster of farm-to-table chefs paired with VFM producers to present 8 mount-watering small plate tasting stationsseasonal cocktails, and local craft beverage. More info on participating chefs and vendors, and to buy tickets, at the RIPE event page.


Don’t Miss:

Our community table this week – The Binners’ Project – a group of waste-pickers aided by support staff dedicated to improving their economic opportunities, and reducing the stigma they face as informal recyclable collectors. Learn about unique initiative happening right here in Vancouver!


Take pride in your market! Did you love having us downtown this year? Be sure to tell your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues about this market! Better yet, bring them with you!

Visit us at 650 Hamilton St., Thursdays, 2pm-6pm

Like us on our new Facebook page and stay up on what’s going on at the market:Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market

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

 


What's Fresh Downtown - Oct 6

Attention Shoppers:

The Downtown Farmers Market will be relocating to the Easy Park Parking Lot across the street from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 688 Cambie St. this week only! Same time and same great vendors – see you there!


In Season Now

dtaubergines-1-of-1apples, 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, honey dew, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mint, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, potatoes, pears, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon, wild rice, winter squash, zucchini


The Vendors


New this week we have Tempea Natural Foods Ltd. bringing their unpasteurized delicious tempeh to the market! This meat-alternative is one not to be missed!

With only 4 weeks left of the Downtown market we’re starting to see the end of the season for a few vendors – Catch these vendors one last time!

Aji Gourmet Products – making guacamole was never so easy! Try a sample.

Autumn Wild Rice – exclusively found at the Vancouver mid-week markets, this is the finest wild rice from Saskatchewan.

BobAli Hummus, Pestos and Tapenades – Make sure to try a few dips but the Chipotle-Yam is a market manager favourite!

Watershed Naturals – stock up on all natural bath and body care!

The Hive Printing – pick up a hand printed bicycle t-shirt; they make the perfect give for any bike enthusiast!


Don’t Miss:

It’s your last chance to enter the Salt Spring Coffee’s Edible Scavenger Hunt. It’s simple – complete 5 activities and be entered to win Salt Spring Island swag, $100 market money or tickets to our annual Ripe harvest dinner. Ask us at the info tent for all the info! #fairtofarmer

Enter our annual pie contest this Saturday at the West End Farmers Market. Do you have what it takes to win Farmers Market glory? Entry deadline is Friday at noon – click here for all the details.


RIPE_appie_web_1Celebrate the harvest with Vancouver Farmers Markets at RIPE 2016! Tickets are on sale now for our annual dinner fundraiser, which takes place Sunday, October 16 at The Roundhouse. RIPE features a knock-out roster of farm-to-table chefs paired with VFM producers to present 8 mount-watering small plate tasting stationsseasonal cocktails, and local craft beverage. More info on participating chefs and vendors, and to buy tickets, at the RIPE event page.


Take pride in your market! Did you love having us downtown this year? Be sure to tell your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues about this market! Better yet, bring them with you!

Visit us in Easy Park Lot 21 (688 Cambie St.) Thursday October 6, 2pm-6pm

Like us on our new Facebook page and stay up on what’s going on at the market: Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market

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


What's Fresh Downtown - Sept 29

Attention Shoppers:

The Downtown Farmers Market will be relocating to the Easy Park Parking Lot across the street from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 688 Cambie St. for the next two weeks! Same time and same great vendors – see image above.


In Season Now

wildriceAcorn 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, honey dew, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mint, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, potatoes, pears, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon, wild rice, zucchini


New vendors this week:

Autumn Wild Rice – We’re excited to have wild rice from Saskatchewan – exclusively available at Main St Station Farmers Market and Downtown Farmers Market until October 6th.

Georals – a Vancouver based company bringing you artisan bacon and grass fed bone broth!

Sweet Earth Farm – bringing you onions, potatoes, garlic, lettuce heads, spinach, mixed greens, tomatoes, turnips, arugula from the sweet earth (Chilliwack).


Don’t Miss:

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

Love to bake? Don’t miss our BC Fall Fruit Pie Contest at the West End Farmers Markets’ annual Harvest Festival on October 8. Click here for all the details.


RIPE_appie_web_1Celebrate the harvest with Vancouver Farmers Markets at RIPE 2016! Tickets are on sale now for our annual dinner fundraiser, which takes place Sunday, October 16 at The Roundhouse. RIPE features a knock-out roster of farm-to-table chefs paired with VFM producers to present 8 mount-watering small plate tasting stations, seasonal cocktails, and local craft beverage. More info on participating chefs and vendors, and to buy tickets, at the RIPE event page.


Help the market grow by spreading the word to your colleagues, neighbours and friends! Pick up a poster and some leaflets at the information booth and hang them up in lunchrooms, elevators, lobbies and community boards. Be sure to have your say by filling out our surveys every week at the market.

Visit us in Easy Park Lot 21 (688 Cambie St.) Thursday September 29 & October 6, 2pm-6pm

Like us on our new Facebook page and stay up on what’s going on at the market: Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market

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


What's Fresh Downtown - Sept 22

In Season Now

onionsAcorn 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, watermelon, zucchini


Here’s some inspiration for a post market dinner!

Kohlrabi & Apple Slaw

Ingredients

*ingredients that can be found at the market
3 small kohlrabi, peeled and cut into matchsticks*
1 large apple, cut into matchsticks*
¼ large red onion, very thinly sliced*
3 Tbsp. chopped chives*
Shaved hard cheese – ask Farmhouse Cheese for a suggestion*
1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. honey*
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Directions:
Combine the kohlrabi, apple, red onion, and chives in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper.

In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, honey, and vinegar. While whisking, slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking until the dressing has emulsified.

Toss the slaw with the vinaigrette. Shave the cheese over the slaw and serve.

Serves 4-6


Last week for these vendors:

Thai Princess | Ostro Organics | Trudy Ann’s Chai | Aussie Pie Guy


Don’t Miss:

For the next two weeks, September 29 & October 6, the Downtown Farmers Market will be temporarily moving to the Easy Park lot across the street at 688 Cambie St. Same day, same vendors – see you there!

Survey September at the Downtown Farmers Market. We want to hear from you, help us continue to grow the downtown farmers market by letting us learn about you and what you’d like to see at your market!

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


RIPE_appie_web_1Celebrate the harvest with Vancouver Farmers Markets at RIPE 2016! Tickets are on sale now for our annual dinner fundraiser, which takes place Sunday, October 16 at The Roundhouse. RIPE features a knock-out roster of farm-to-table chefs paired with VFM producers to present 8 mount-watering small plate tasting stations, seasonal cocktails, and local craft beverage. More info on participating chefs and vendors, and to buy tickets, at the RIPE event page.


Help the market grow by spreading the word to your colleagues, neighbours and friends! Pick up a poster and some leaflets at the information booth and hang them up in lunchrooms, elevators, lobbies and community boards.

Visit us on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton St.) Thursdays, 2pm-6pm

Like us on our new Facebook page: Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market

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


What's fresh downtown - Sept 15

Farmers feed us! We <3 Farmers!

This week we’re celebrating our local food growers with Farmers Appreciation Week! Join us as we celebrate the importance local food and farmers make to our everyday lives. Take an extra moment to tell the farmers how much you appreciate what they do and how important farmers markets (like the Downtown location) are to you!


In Season Now

arty floweracorn squash, apples, artichokes, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, bitter melon, blackberries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, garlic, gem squash, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, mushrooms, peaches, potatoes, peas, plums, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon, zucchini


The last week for some and the first for others

Last week:

It’s Sole Food Street Farms last week so be sure to stop by for one last fix of those delicious sungold tomatoes and pickup some urban grown peppers!

It’s also your last chance to grab some Douglas Farms juicy strawberries!

First Week:

We’re excited to welcome Creperie La Boheme to the Downtown Farmers Market! If you’re a market regular you know how good their crepes are! Stop by for a late lunch or an early dinner and get your creperie fix without the weekend lineups!


Don’t Miss:

Survey September at the Downtown Farmers Market – help us continue to build the downtown farmers market by letting 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

On September 29 & October 6 the Downtown Farmers Market will be temporarily moving to the Easy park lot across the street at 688 Cambie St. Same day, same vendors!


RIPE_appie_web_1Celebrate the harvest with Vancouver Farmers Markets at RIPE 2016! Tickets are on sale now for our annual dinner fundraiser, which takes place Sunday, October 16 at The Roundhouse. RIPE features a knock-out roster of farm-to-table chefs paired with VFM producers to present 8 mount-watering small plate tasting stations, seasonal cocktails, and local craft beverage. More info on participating chefs and vendors, and to buy tickets, at the RIPE event page.


Help the market grow by spreading the word to your colleagues, neighbours and friends! Pick up a poster and some leaflets at the information booth and hang them up in lunchrooms, elevators, lobbies and community boards.

Visit us on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton St.) Thursdays, 2pm-6pm

Like us on our new Facebook page: Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market

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