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What's Fresh At Kitsilano - Sept 25

Weekly Recipe

Stir-fried Asian Greens with Chiles
Makes 4 servings

1 medium sized bunch of tender Asian greens such as bok choy, baby bok choy, gai lan or water spinach, ends trimmed and washed and dried thoroughly

3 tbsp peanut oil

4 cloves garlic, peeled, bruise until juicy with the flat side of a knife and coarsely chopped into 3 or 4 chunks

¼ tsp salt

1 – 3 hot peppers such as Thai bird, Fresno or Cayenne, stemmed and sliced on the diagonal

Method:
1. Cut the greens into pieces 2 ½ – 3” long.
2. In a wok or 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add garlic, salt and chiles if using. Saute for about 1 minute. Don’t let the garlic brown.
3. Add the greens. Raise the heat to high and immediately begin to stir-fry the greens around the pot. Continue cooking until they begin to look limp but remain bright green – 3 -4 minutes depending on the type of greens. Taste for salt.
4. Transfer greens to a serving platter and serve immediately. A plate is better than a bowl for this task – a bowl will cause the greens to continue cook until they are mushy.

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Produce

acorn squash, apples, basil, bell peppers, blackberries, bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, butternut squash, carrots, celery, chard, cauliflower, cucamelons, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, fennel, fresh herbs, garlic, green beans, green onions, grapes, heirloom tomatoes, leeks, nectarines, new potatoes, melons, mushrooms, patty pan squash, peaches, plums, pumpkin, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, sunflowers, snap peas, sugar peas, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini, zucchini flowers

Don’t Miss

Survey September- It’s our last week for survey questions and we want to hear some feed back from our Market shoppers! Come on by the Survey booth to answer a new round of quick and easy Market related questions.

The Canadian School Of Natural Nutrition will be set up this weekend at the Kitsilano Market. They are B.C.’s premier school for holistic nutrition training; dedicated to fostering skilled and confident nutrition professionals. Their program focuses on natural nutrition as a vital component to any health and wellness regime. Check out them out on Sunday for more information!

Get your bike tuned while you shop around the market with the UBC Bike Co-Op’s Cycling Resource Centre! This year the Bike Co-Op is collecting bike accessory donations (bike lights, helmets, bells etc) for their Pedals for the People and Bici Libre programs. Find out more about their programs here.

The Salt Spring Coffee Edible Scavenger Hunt has kicked off, and runs until October 9. This is a super fun and easy way for shoppers to connect with farmers, food, and even market crew for a chance to win some sweet prizes.

What to do:
Pick up a card at any Vancouver Farmers Market, all Salt Spring Coffee events or download online here.

How to Enter:
Complete all five activities listed on the edible scavenger hunt card between August 27 and October 9. Fill out your contact details on the completed card.

Hand in your completed card at a Salt Spring Coffee booth or any Vancouver Farmers Market Info stand—or add a stamp and pop it in the mail!

Celebrate 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.

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

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


What's Fresh At Kitsilano - Sept 18th

Produce

apples, basil, bell peppers, blackberries, broccoli, brussel sprouts, bok choy, carrots, celery, chard, cherries, cauliflower, cucamelons, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, fennel, fresh herbs, garlic, green beans, green onions, grapes, heirloom tomatoes, leeks, nectarines, new potatoes, melons, mushrooms, patty pan squash, peaches, plums, pumpkin, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, sunflowers, snap peas, sugar peas, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini, zucchini flowers

Top Picks 

  • Visit Goldwing to pick up some free range Aldergrove-grown Chicken
  • Cool down at the Earnest Ice Cream scoop truck and treat your self to a scoop or pint of your favourite flavour. Whiskey Hazelnut is popular among ice cream fans.
  • Check out the MANY delicious treats Pure Bread has to offer! If you’re overwhelmed by the selection they carry the Lemon Sugar Buns are never disappointing!

What’s New

The Lemon Square will be returning to the Kitsilano Market this weekend. They are a small slice of paradise, handmade and all wrapped up just for you! Stop by their tent to enjoy some absolutely delicious treats.

Don’t Miss

We are Celebrating Farmer Appreciation week this Sunday at the Kitsilano Market. The Market will be providing treats for the farmers to show them the appreciation they deserve! If you would like to show them some love, stop by our Survey September tent and answer some questions related to why you love your local Farmer so much!

Survey September continues on at the Farmers Markets. We want to hear some feed back from our Market shoppers! Come on by the Survey booth to answer a new round of quick and easy Market related questions.

Evo Car Share is offering market shoppers free memberships and 30 minutes of driving time – stop by their tent and sign up this Sunday!

The Vancoucer Neighbourhood Food Network will have a booth set up at Kitsilano this weekend. The Network represents the will of community members, organizations, and agencies to collaborate on community-based food initiatives and programs. They provide a space for representatives from across the city to collaborate, share best practices and advocate for food justice with a unified voice. Come by their booth and check them out!

The Salt Spring Coffee Edible Scavenger Hunt has kicked off, and runs until October 9. This is a super fun and easy way for shoppers to connect with farmers, food, and even market crew for a chance to win some sweet prizes.

What to do:
Pick up a card at any Vancouver Farmers Market, all Salt Spring Coffee events or download online here.

How to Enter:
Complete all five activities listed on the edible scavenger hunt card between August 27 and October 9. Fill out your contact details on the completed card.

Hand in your completed card at a Salt Spring Coffee booth or any Vancouver Farmers Market Info stand—or add a stamp and pop it in the mail!

Celebrate 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.

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

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


What's Fresh At Kitsilano - Sept 11th

Produce

apples, basil, bell peppers, blackberries, broccoli, brussel sprouts, bok choy, carrots, celery, chard, cherries, cauliflower, cucamelons, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, fennel, fresh herbs, garlic, green beans, green onions, grapes, heirloom tomatoes, leeks, nectarines, new potatoes, melons, mushrooms, patty pan squash, peaches, plums, pumpkin, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, sunflowers, snap peas, sugar peas, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini, zucchini flowers

Top Picks

A deliciously creamy cheese with a kick of spice Hot Jill cheese from Little Qualicum Cheese Works

Beautiful Apples from numerous vendors- Golden West Farms, Forrest Nelson, Jobst-Hof, Klippers Organics and the list goes on!

Stapleton Sausages offers a wide selection of quality sausages – try a sample this Sunday!

New This Week 

Come by and check out Sweet Fig Farm Collective who will be new to the Kits Market this season. They’re an urban farm collective that uses natural growing methods in bringing fresh edible/medicinal herbs, vegetables, bedding plants, cut flowers, and soil amendments to its market customers from no more than 35 km away.

Stoney Paradise Farm is making their first appearance this season at the Kitsilano Farmers Market. Milan is bringing beautiful grapes and tomatoes from the Kelowna – try them and taste why they claim to “bring the joy back to food!”

Don’t Miss

Its Survey September at the Farmers Markets. We want to hear some feed back from our Market shoppers! Stop by the Survey booth to answer a few quick and easy Market related questions.

The Salt Spring Coffee Edible Scavenger Hunt has kicked off, and runs until October 9. This is a super fun and easy way for shoppers to connect with farmers, food, and even market crew for a chance to win some sweet prizes.

What to do:
Pick up a card at any Vancouver Farmers Market, all Salt Spring Coffee events or download online here.

How to Enter:
Complete all five activities listed on the edible scavenger hunt card between August 27 and October 9. Fill out your contact details on the completed card.

Hand in your completed card at a Salt Spring Coffee booth or any Vancouver Farmers Market Info stand—or add a stamp and pop it in the mail!

Celebrate 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.

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

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


What's Fresh At Kitsilano - Sept 4th

Produce

apples, basil, bell peppers, blackberries, broccoli, bok choy, carrots, celery, chard, cherries, cauliflower, cucamelons, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, fennel, fresh herbs, garlic, green onions, grapes, heirloom tomatoes, leeks, nectarines, new potatoes, melons, mushrooms, patty pan squash, peaches, plums, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, strawberries, sunflowers, snap peas, sugar peas, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini, zucchini flowers

Top Picks

Plums are deliciously in season, each variety tastes completely different! Get them at the market from Stein Mountain Farm, Jobst-Hof, Klippers Organics

Cucamelons from Taves Family Farm (Apple Barn) are the perfect addition to a salad, and they’re just soo cute!

Go Check out a variety of different Mushrooms from Huis Mushroom Farm, his list of mushrooms entails Pink Oyster, Shitake, Enoki and much more!

Don’t Miss

It’s Member Appreciation Day at Kitsilano this Sunday, as it is the first market of the month! Make sure to sign up for a membership at the information booth if you haven’t already to take advantage of all your member perks!

ElectroRecycle is ready to accept over 300 small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Kitsilano Farmers Market. Have recycling questions? Be sure to ask their friendly staff at their tent located at the North entrance off 10th Avenue.

Its Survey September at the Farmers Markets. We want to hear some feed back from our Market shoppers! Stop by the Survey booth to answer a few quick and easy Market related questions.

The Salt Spring Coffee Edible Scavenger Hunt has kicked off last Saturday at Trout Lake Market, and runs until October 9. This is a super fun and easy way for shoppers to connect with farmers, food, and even market crew for a chance to win some sweet prizes.

What to do:
Pick up a card at any Vancouver Farmers Market, all Salt Spring Coffee events or download online here.

How to Enter:
Complete all five activities listed on the edible scavenger hunt card between August 27 and October 9. Fill out your contact details on the completed card.

Hand in your completed card at a Salt Spring Coffee booth or any Vancouver Farmers Market Info stand—or add a stamp and pop it in the mail!

Celebrate 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.

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

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


What's Fresh At Kitsilano - Aug 21

Produce

apricots, basil, bell peppers, blueberries, blackberries, broccoli, bok choy, carrots, celery, chard, cherries, cauliflower, cucumbers, corn, crab apples, eggplant, fennel, fresh herbs, garlic, garlic scapes, green onions, heirloom tomatoes, leeks, nectarines, new potatoes, mushrooms, patty pan squash, peaches, plums, radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, salad mix, strawberries, sunflowers, snap peas, sugar peas, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini, zucchini flowers

Top Pick’s

Cranberry Ginger Rasin Bread from Pure Bread

Tomatoes from Klippers Organics, Organic Farm Connection, Paul’s Produce, Langley Organic Growers, Cropthorne Farm, Ice Cap Organics, Forrest Nelson Certified Organic Produce, Applebarn Pumpkin Farm & Stein Mountain Farm

Blueberry Mojitos Popsicles from Johhny Pops

Don’t Miss

We’re excited to celebrate Tomato Fest at Trout Lake and Kitsilano on August 20th and 21st. Come out and celebrate this beautiful fruit with us. There will be tons of Tomato related fun activities, Tomatao sampling and much more!

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

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