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What's Fresh at Kitsilano - June 18

What’s Fresh

Stawberries | Garlic Scapes | Lettuce | Turnips | Radishes | Peas | Eggs | Chicken | Mushrooms | Herbs | Kale | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Carrots | Cheese

CHECK OUT OUR IN SEASON AT THE MARKETS BLOG FOR A FULL MARKET FRESH GUIDE.

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL KITSILANO VENDOR LIST


Don’t Miss

 

Evo 

Evo Car Share will be at the market this week! Come and get 30 minutes and free membership, spin a prize wheel with swag and free minutes, and a draw box for more free minutes and swag. 

 


Vegetable Feature – Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes Grown by Cropthorne at the Main St Market

Garlic Scapes are one of those perplexing greens once a year, they taste great but what are you going to do with them? Head on over to Serious Eats for ideas and a recipe including Garlic Scape Pesto, Grilled Scapes, Scape Hummus! Find your scapes at BC Garlic Growers in the Kits Cafe on the South end of the market for their first market of the season, or at a number of other farms all throughout the market!

 


  Summer Market Schedules

  • Trout Lake – Saturdays 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • West End – Saturdays 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – Sundays 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – Wednesdays 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – Thursdays 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.


What's Fresh at Kitsilano - June 11

What’s Fresh

This week is the first week of sugar snap peas at Klippers Organics! Check out our In Season at the Markets blog for a full market fresh guide.

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL KITSILANO VENDOR LIST


Don’t Miss

ElectroRecycle 

Electro Recycle is ready to accept over 300 small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Kitsilano Farmers Market. Have recycling questions? Ask their friendly staff onsite located near the information booth! For what they can accept please visit their website at electrorecycle.ca/

AMS Bike Co-op

Get your bike tuned while you shop around the market with the UBC Bike Co-Op’s Cycling Resource Centre! The Bike Co-Op also collects bike accessory donations (bike lights, helmets, bells etc) for their Bici Libre program. Find out more about their program here.


Vendor Features – Green Coast Coffee, Ice Cap Organics

Green Coast Coffee, often located in the Kits Cafe section of the market and known for their cold brew coffee, has added iced tea to their menu! Pictured is a Cold Brewed Pink Grapefruit Iced Tea on Nitro. Also featured is the “Blue Roy” a caffeine-free blueberry rooibos iced tea that’s full of antioxidants, and the “Black Silk”, a Sri Lankan black tea with marshmallow root.

Ice Cap Organics is a young, small-scale farm in Pemberton, founded in 2008.  They are only a few markets into their season and will be here all summer! This week is their second week of swiss chard and green garlic, and the first week of carrots and zucchini!


  Summer Market Schedules

  • Trout Lake – Saturdays 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • West End – Saturdays 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – Sundays 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – Wednesdays 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – Thursdays 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.


What's Fresh at Kitsilano - June 4

What’s Fresh

This week is the first week of carrots at Forstbauer Farm and swiss chard at Ice Cap Organics! Check out our In Season at the Markets blog for a full market fresh guide.

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL KITSILANO VENDOR LIST


Don’t Miss

Membership Appreciation Day is this week! In addition to being a major player in supporting local farmers and producers, Vancouver Farmers Members enjoy specials and discounts from a number of vendors on the first market of every month! Find out more about the importance of our members and the perks here!

A few of the member specials include:

Odd Society Spirits – $2 off 750ml Bottles of Wallfower Gin or East Van Vodka

Stapleton Sausage Co. – 10% off NEW flavours – Turkey Chorizo or English Breakfast

French Made Baking – $1 Plain Croissants (limit 2/member)

Check out the full list of specials to be ready for Sunday!

Canadian School of Natural Nutrition will be on site today! They’ll be offering 20 minute nutritional consultations, colouring sheets for kids, handing out free buttons, magnets, and cutlery sets. Check CSNN out just north of the Information Booth.

 

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.


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.


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.