Market News

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.


What's Fresh at Kitsilano - May 14

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, nettles, 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, Frozen Berries, Juice, Yogurt, Preserves, Starter Plants, Growler Fills: Dickie’s Ginger, Persephone Brewing Company

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL KITSILANO VENDOR LIST

Don’t Miss

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/

 

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.

Recipe of the Week

It’s rhubarb season in full swing! Check out these Rhubarb and White Chocolate Blondies:

 
Ingredients:
  • 1 pound rhubarb, trimmed and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips, divided into 1 cup and 1/2 cup portions

Check out the instructions here.

Summer Market Schedules

Excited to be starting this summer market season! Looking forward to sunny warm days and the produce that comes with them. All our summer markets can be found here:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • 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.

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

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


We're Back at Kitsilano!

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, nettles, 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, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

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!

Market News

BMO Marathon road closures may affect your trip to the market this week if you’re coming from UBC or downtown. Heading out of downtown on the Burrard Street Bridge will be closed as will 4th west of Alma. Read more about traffic changes on the BMO Marathon site.

Summer Market Schedules

Excited to be starting this summer market season! Looking forward to sunny warm days and the produce that comes with them. All our summer markets can be found here:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • 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.

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

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