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Berry Fest at Main St Station! July 12


Berries, Berries, Berries!

Limited-Edition Verrry Berrry Shrub from Mixers & Elixirs

Join us at Berry Festival and celebrate the berry best season! Find berry recipes, limited-edition berry items and taste berries from our local farmers including Sull Farms, Shalefield Organic Gardens, Mandair Farms & Maan Farms.

A few berry-filled treats to look forward to:

  • Blueberry Pakoras from Mandair Farm
  • Blueberry Pierogies from Old Country Pierogi
  • Verrry Berrry Shrub from Mixiers & Elixirs

Don’t forget Berry Festival continues at Mt Pleasant Farmers Market on Sunday, July 16th with our BC Berry Pie Competition! Pie entries are now FULL but you can taste the winning pies by donation.


July Fresh Guide

Blueberries  | Garlic Scapes | Raspberries | Lettuce | Turnips | Radishes | Eggs | Chicken  | Patty Pan Squash | Herbs | Kholrabi | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Cherries | Cheese | Grass Fed Butter | Strawberries

Check out our In Season at the Markets blog for a full market fresh guide.

Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here


Recipe of the Week: Pan Seared Salmon with Blueberry Reduction

Ingredients

4 (6-oz.) wild salmon fillets, skin on – from Blue Comet Seafood
2 tbsp. coconut oil
¼ cup chicken broth
¼ cup dry white wine
salt-free garlic powder
2 tbsp. shallots, minced
freshly ground black pepper
1 cup fresh blueberries

  1. Pat salmon dry with paper towels.  Season with freshly ground pepper and garlic powder.
  2. In skillet over medium heat, warm oil. Place salmon in skillet with skin side down and cook for two minutes. Flip salmon and cook for two additional minutes (or longer if preferred).
  3. Transfer salmon to a plate and tent with foil.
  4. Add shallots to skillet and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in broth and wine and bring to a simmer, using spatula to scrape up browned bits.
  5. Add berries; mash with spatula.
  6. Remove skillet from heat and let mixture cool slightly. Pour mixture into food processor and puree.
  7. Spoon mixture on top salmon and serve with your favorite fresh veggies

Recipe Source: Blue Comet Seafood


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What's Fresh at Main St Station - July 5


July Fresh Guide

Strawberries from Mandair Farm

Blueberries | Strawberries | Garlic Scapes | Raspberries | Lettuce | Turnips | Radishes | Eggs | Chicken  | Patty Pan Squash | Herbs | Kholrabi | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Cherries | Cheese | Grass Fed Butter | Zucchini

Check out our In Season at the Markets blog for a full market fresh guide.

Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here


In Season Now: Blueberries

Blueberries from Maan Farms

Blueberries are back at Main St Station! Find them at Maan Farms, Mandair Farm & Fresh Quality Produce.

High Stakes Lemonade

2ox Odd Society Mongrel Unaged Rye Spirit
0.75oz Lemon Juice
0.75oz Rosemary Syrup
6 Blueberries

In a mixing glass combine all ingredients and shake, pour into a highball glass, top with soda and garnish with a single blueberry, lemon peel and a rosemary sprig

Rosemary Syrup:
Steep 3 large sprigs of rosemary in 1 cup of boiling water until like warm, strain and add 1 cup of sugar, stir to dissolve.

Recipe Source: Odd Society Spirits


Don’t Miss

Membership Appreciation Day

It’s Membership Appreciation Day! Vancouver Farmers Market is a non profit organization that relies on our members’ support in order to bring local food to the heart of the city and change the local food system. To say thanks for your support, VFM members get special deals from participating vendors! For a complete list of specials, click here.

Find out more about the importance of our members and the perks here!

Berry Festival

Come celebrate the juiciest season at Berry Festival at Main St Station and Mt Pleasant Farmers Markets! We’ll have berry tasting, recipes, limited-edition berry items (blueberry pierogies anyone?) Buy your berries at Main St Station on July 12th and show off your baking skills at our annual BC Berry Pie Competition at Mt Pleasant Farmers Market. Enter your prize-winning pie HERE.

Find out more on our Berry Festival page: eatlocal.org/berry-festival/


Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here

Find more information on the Main St Station location here

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page


What's Fresh at Main St Station - June 28


June Fresh Guide

Strawberries | Garlic Scapes | Raspberries | Lettuce | Turnips | Radishes | Eggs | Chicken  | Herbs | Kale | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Cherries | Cheese | Grass Fed Butter

Check out our In Season at the Markets blog for a full market fresh guide.

Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here


In Season Now: Garlic Scapes

Ivan Rocambole Scapes from BC Garlic Growers

Garlic scapes are the most delicious and versatile seasonal garlic product. They differ in shape, size and flavors just like bulbs – BC Garlic Growers brings 4 varieties to the market! They can be used in stir fry, soups, stews and chopped up in salads as well as for making crunchy garlic pesto. Garlic scapes have a very short growing season, available only late June until early July – grab them this Wednesday before they’re gone until next year!

Abdul proudly showing off his garlic scapes!

Garlic Scape Chutney

3/4 cup chopped garlic scapes, tops removed
1/2 cup fresh mint packed
1/2 cup roasted almonds
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 jalapeño or serrano pepper
1 tbsp lime juice
1/3 cup olive oil
paneer

Place all the above ingredients in a food processor and pulse until uniformly granular. Enjoy as a condiment for savory dishes or as a sandwich spread!

Recipe from: BC Garlic Growers

Don’t Miss: Berry Festival – July 12th


Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here

Find more information on the Main St Station location here

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What's Fresh at Main St Station - June 21


June Fresh Guide

Stawberries | Garlic Scapes | Raspberries | Lettuce | Turnips | Raddishes | Eggs | Chicken  | Mushrooms | Herbs | Kale | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Cherries | Cheese | Grass Fed Butter

Check out our In Season at the Markets blog for a full market fresh guide.

Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here


Don’t Miss

Riley Park Opening Day!

Join us on Saturday, June 24th for the grand opening of Riley Park Farmers Market! Come for the opening reception and cake service between 10-11am – stay and shop with our 30+ farms and producers until 2pm!

Located across the street from our popular Nat Bailey Winter Market, Riley Park will feature 30 local farms and producers bringing you a great selection of fresh fruits and veggiesethically raised and grass fed meat, eggs, and dairysustainable seafoodcraft beerwine, and spiritsartisanal prepared foodhandmade craft, and food trucks!

Riley Park Farmers Market will run every Saturday, 10am-2pm from June 24 – October 7, 2017. Click HERE for more info!


Summer Markets Are Open!

Trout Lake – Saturdays 9am-2pm –North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park
Kitsilano – Sundays 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
West End – Saturdays 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
Mt Pleasant – Sundays 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
Downtown – Thursdays 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, Saturdays 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.


Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here

Find more information on the Main St Station location here

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page


What's Fresh at Main St Station - June 14


June Fresh Guide

Stawberries | Garlic Scapes | Lettuce | Turnips | Raddishes | Eggs | Chicken | Mushrooms | Herbs | Kale | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Cheese | Grass Fed Butter

Check out our In Season at the Markets blog for a full market fresh guide.

Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here


Strawberry Season!

Nothing is better than a fresh, juicy, sweet local strawberry. Find them at Fresh Quality Produce, Mandair Farms & Sole Foods Street Farm. Jams, pies and ice cream are classic recipe ideas, but maybe try something more imaginative like this Strawberry Walnut Salsa from thefeedfeed.com – pickup some fresh mint and dill at the market along with your berries this Wednesday and whip up this fresh salsa.


Summer Markets Are Open!

Trout Lake – Saturdays 9am-2pm –North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park
Kitsilano – Sundays 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
West End – Saturdays 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
Mt Pleasant – Sundays 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
Downtown – Thursdays 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, Saturdays 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.


Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here

Find more information on the Main St Station location here

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page