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This Week at the Market - August 22

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Were gearing up for our upcoming annual Seniors Day celebration at Kerrisdale Famers Market. Our vendors are busy putting together some great specials tailored towards seniors. But we’ll have fun for the whole family as well so bring your parent or grandparent to the market on September 5. More details to follow in next week’s post.

This Saturday, August 22 we’ve got some great vendors on hand. Stapleton Sausage Company is back with their expanding array of hand made sausages. For those of you with a taste for the unique, we’ll see the return of Muy Rico and The Original Mexican Gourmet who will be offering samples of their fabulous salsa, and cajeta — the caramelized goats milk concoction that is absolutely mouth-watering!

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This week we welcome a new vendor to KFM, Lochs & Lambs. The name comes from a play on both the owner’s last names: Kate McLaughlin (pronounced McLochlin), the Lochs, and Bonnie Lambie, the Lambs. Visit their website to find out more about how these two women are creating unique items while recycling fabrics for a better world.

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Farmer Koo is a long-time VFM vendor. I spoke with him at a recent market and he impressed me with his dedication to freshness. We discussed how long his produce takes to make it from field to fork as compared to most produce stores. If you’d like to find out about Farmer Koo freshness talk to one of his staff onsite.

For bread and baked treats we’ve got Beyond Bread, Float On Gluten Free, and littlehomecook. Littlehomecook makes delightful baked mini loaves you’ve got to try. For meat and chicken and eggs we’ll have Vale Farms and their organic and grass-fed beef.

Looking for some spirited beverages? Well you’re in luck, because we’ve got no less than 3 liquor vendors. We’ll have Yaletown Distilling Company and their selections of hand-crafted vodkas. BC Wine Studio and their signature Siren’s Call vintages. And, Artisan Sake Maker. All three are very popular vendors so drop by for a wee dram sample!

Plus, we’ve got 2 organic produce vendors and lots of fruit vendors as well. Prepared food vendors will include Spread ‘Em, Kics Lemonade and Aji Gourmet Products. And, lot’s of fruit and traditional produce vendors as well.

We look forward to seeing you at the market… rain or shine!

Looking for your favourite vendor? Here’s a link to our interactive market map.


Check out these new vendors at Kerrisdale Farmers Market for August 15, 2015!

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This week we welcome Float On Bakeshop & Cafe. Here’s a short blurb from their website:

floatonShael and Tobin are a husband and wife team who are passionate about food and coffee. Shael, who was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, was forced to adapt her baking skills by learning to use gluten free flours and alternative ingredients in her recipes. Their two daughters are also sensitive to gluten and dairy and help to inspire Shael to create delicious and wholesome food they can enjoy.

For those of you who are looking for gluten free with a difference, make sure you stop by their stall this coming Saturday.

We’ve got a new food truck coming to Kerrisdale Farmers Market this weekend called Reel Mac and Cheese.

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We offer gourmet, made from scratch macaroni and cheese with a variety of movie themed menu items.  We have been in the mobile food biz for over ten years having two first class food concessions:  Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes and Pub Grub.  These trailers have been operating successfully at the Calgary Stampede and The PNE and will now be joined by their upstart little brother; Reel Mac and Cheese.

We’re please to welcome back Mogiana Coffee.
mogianaHere’s a quick excerpt from their story: Today’s demanding coffee drinkers know that 100% Arabica is where taste buds start smiling. Our great-great-grandparents figured that out back in the 1890’s. But then they went further. Their path led them to discover a rare kind of Arabica: the Bourbon Coffee.

Intriguing, si? Read more at www.mogianacoffee.com

Plus, we’ve got two certified organic produce vendors in addition to a great selection of traditional produce. For baked goods (in addition to the aforementioned Float On Bakeshop & Cafe) we’ve got A Bread Affair, and littlehomecook who does delightful mini loaves that you’ve really got to try.

Looking for your favourite vendor? Here’s a link to our interactive market map.

See you there!

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This week at Kerrisdale Farmers Market - Saturday, August 8, 2015

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crispThis week we’ll have two Certified Organic produce sellers at Kerrisdale – Forrest Nelson and Crisp Organics – both long-term KFM vendors. And, both dedicated to bringing you the best produce possible.

 

littlehomecookThis week we welcome a new vendor to KFM – Little Home Cook. Check out their website, but for those of you in a rush, here’s a short blurb I gleaned from their site:

Muffins are so overly done and a slice of loaf is somewhat underwhelming, we realized that it is time for a change. That change is our PETIT LOAVES – a hybrid between muffins, cakes and loaves; crafted with love and care. These loaves are made with carefully selected local (BC) and Canadian-based produce; from the unbleached flour, fruits, berries, cultured butter, dairy products to fleur de sel. –

Well, my interest has been piqued! I’m going to be trying one of their petit loaves this Saturday.
potterybydaveOne of our frequent vendors at KFM is the unassuming Dave of Pottery by Dave & Family. Dave creates beautiful pieces and here’s a short description from their website:

I’ve been quietly making pots on and off since 1975. I live in Abbotsford with my wife Val, daughter Aisa, and our 2 cats. During the last 20+ years we’ve concentrated on raising our 2 daughters. Now that they are older, I’m able to get back into the pottery studio.

Pay them a visit next time you’re at the market. Dave loves to talk about the potter’s art.

 

This coming Saturday at KFM, will host lots of traditional produce, prepared food, honey, bakery and sausage vendors. But don’t forget the Okanagan fruits that will be arriving by the truckload.

Looking for your favourite vendor? Here’s a link to an interactive market map.

See you this coming Saturday, August 8!


Kerrisdale Farmers Market - for August 1, 2015


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This Saturday’s market is going to absolutely MAD! That’s Member Appreciation Day (for the uninitiated). MAD markets are the first market of each month where members receive special discounts from most vendors. How do you become a member? Just talk to a helpful crewperson at the info tent to buy a level of membership, and find out the other benefits to becoming a member.

Corn_ladyOur corn festival this past July 25, was a huge success that saw our vendors arriving to the market with truckloads of just-picked corn. A standout was Roberta’s Corn Relish demo where sampling was was a big draw. Thanks to all the vendors, shoppers, volunteers, and crew who worked hard to make it such a fun day. Here’s a photo of Anupama, our delightful corn suit volunteer!

This week we welcome a new vendor called Real Meals. Here’s a short blurb from their website: Tired of eating processed and chemical filled foods but don’t have the time and the patience to cook from scratch? Well that’s where we come in. We at Real Meals are dedicated to creating “clean” meals from scratch just like Grandma used to make. “Clean” to us means using certified organic or natural ingredients. All our meals are hearty, healthy and traditional “comfort foods.”  –  Sounds pretty good to me.. and they deliver too! Check out their website and stop by and say hi this Saturday and find out more about this company and their products and services.

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Are you a wine lover? This week we welcome Earlco Wines. Their motto is Caring for Vine & Wine. Their logo sports an Airedale Terrier and here’s why, as stated on their website: Our logo focuses boldly on the family named company and our long line of family Airedale Terriers. What do Airedales have to do with viticulture? Nothing! However we believe they are an emblem of the family values we use in guiding our business practices. Their characters reflect dependability, high energy, fun loving, and loyalty. They are eager to please and protective with high stamina, although this could be confused with being stubborn! Drop by for a free sample or a chat about their wine making process and winery.

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Plus, we’ve got 2 organic produce vendors and lots of traditional produce and prepared food vendors to suit practically everyone’s tastes.

Looking for a favourite vendor? Here’s a link to an interactive market map.

See you there!


It's Corn Festival Time at Kerrisdale Farmers Market

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That’s right friends, our Corn Festival is this coming Saturday where we’ll be celebrating the bumper crop that promises to be one great harvest. Our corn vendors will be bringing in truckloads of their varieties to please the most finicky of ‘corn-noisseurs’ (I made that word up). Plus, we’ll have lots of other stuff going on like a big ol’ corn cookout, a corn salsa making demonstration, corn prizes on the spinning prize wheel, and, our old friend and corn-costumed market greeter, ‘Corny McCobb!’

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Are you looking for adult craft beverages? Well, you’re in luck, because this Saturday we have Bomber Brewing, Odd Society Spirits and BC Wine Studio. Three local and world-class creators right here at our doorstep. Drop by for a sampling.

And speaking of beverages, Kics Lemonade will be on hand. Small batch lemonades in a variety of flavours that taste the way lemonades should.

For beef and chicken we’ve got Rockweld Farms and Vale Farms Grassroots Ltd. Grass-fed beef and specialty chicken of the highest quality.

This Saturday we’ll welcome a new vendor called Lulu Island Honey. Read about this honey farmer and how their always fascinating bees create different types and flavours of honey.

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Plus we’ve got lots of produce, prepared foods, craft, and fruit vendors along with our bumper crop of BCs freshest corn. See you there!

Looking for your favourite vendor? Here’s a link to our interactive market map.