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What's Fresh at Main St Station - Sept 7

Above is a photo from the Tu’wusht Trading farm stall – a new and innovative social enterprise operated by Vancouver Native Health Society. Rooted in Indigenous reciprocal trade and cultural practices, Tu’wusht harvests, trades, and distributes food grown by the Tsawwassen First Nations Farm School to Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal individuals, organizations and businesses across Vancouver, including the Main St Station Farmers Market!

 

Produce

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

Don’t Miss

Survey September is underway at Main St Station – help us develop our markets by telling us about yourself! Each week we’ll have different questions so be sure to stop by and complete our dot survey.

Pickup your Salt Spring Coffee’s Edible Scavenger Hunt card and complete 5 activities to be entered to win Salt Spring Island swag, $100 market money or tickets to our annual Ripe harvest dinner.

Are you a regular Main St Station shopper? Pickup your Main St Station Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Main St Station only.

See you at the market!


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 five other summer market locations on our Markets Page.


What's Fresh at Main St Station - Aug 31

Move over perfect peppers, we’ve got some weird and wonderful peppers for you at Main St Station – this bell pepper was found at one of Sole Food‘s urban farms. Sole Food Street Farm grows fruits and veggies in small farms around Vancouver – turning empty parking lots into productive farmland. Along with greening urban spaces, Sole Food Farms is committed to empower individuals with barriers by providing employment, agricultural education and a sense of community. Find Sole Foods Farms at every Main St Station Farmers Market until the end of the season and support their social enterprise by purchasing their delicious produce!
Need a fresh way to cook up some bell peppers? Huffington Post has 27 Ways to Make Your Bell Peppers Less Boring.

Produce

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

Top Picks

Sun Gold Tomatoes – explosively flavourful, sun gold tomatoes pack a punch. Try some this Wednesday at Cropthorne Farm

Lemon Bars from Yellow Basket Baking – sweet and tangy, chewy and gluten free? Yum!

Don’t Miss

Pickup your Salt Spring Coffee’s Edible Scavenger Hunt card and complete 5 activities to be entered to win Salt Spring Island swag, $100 market money or tickets to our annual Ripe harvest dinner.

Are you a regular Main St Station shopper? Pickup your Main St Station Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Main St Station only.

See you at the market!


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 five other summer market locations on our Markets Page.

 


What's Fresh at Main St Station - August 24

Earlier this week, farmer Brian Patterson from Shalefield Organic Gardens invited the Vancouver Farmers Market market crew to see his 10 acre organic farm, located just north of the USA boarder (and by “just north” we literally mean just across the street!) Brian proudly showed us his fields of berries, greens, cucumbers & tomatoes and explained that most of his produce at Main St Station is picked the day before or on the same day of the market! Can’t find anything that fresh at a grocery store! Check out our Facebook album for our farm tour photos.

Produce

apples, apricots, basil, bell peppers, blueberries, blackberries, broccoli, bok choy, carrots, celery, chard, cherries, cauliflower, 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

Watermelon from Cropthorne Organic Farm – melon season is upon us!

Pickling Cucumbers from Forstbauer Family Farm – hurry down to Main St Station for some pickling cukes! Their season is nearing the end, so get them while they’re still at the market. Happy Pickling!

Don’t Miss

Are you a regular Main St Station shopper? Pickup your Main St Station Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Main St Station only.

See you at the market!


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 five other summer market locations on our Markets Page.


What's Fresh at Main St Station - August 17

The Produce

apples, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, chard, cauliflower, cherries, chives, corn, cucumbers, fennel, figs, onions, garlic, head lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, kale, nectarines, patty pan squash, peaches, peppers, plums, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, snap peas, sunflowers, turnips, zucchini

Top Picks

Nectarine Shrub from Mixers & Elixirs, Granola from Gabi & Jules, Grassfed Cultured Butter from Golden Ears Cheese Crafters 

Don’t Miss

Contest Alert!  We’re excited to celebrate Tomato Fest at Trout Lake and Kitsilano on August 20th and 21st. Show us your ugliest tomatoes and enter to win $20 Market Money by tagging your ugly tomato photo #inglorioustomato @vanmarkets on Instagram. Winner will be picked on Friday, August 19th. Find your ugly heirloom tomato this week at Main St Station.

See you at the market!


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 five other summer market locations on our Markets Page.


This Week at Main St Station - August 10

The Produce

apples, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, chard, cauliflower, cherries, chives, corn, cucumbers, fennel, figs, onions, garlic, head lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, kale, nectarines, patty pan squash, peaches, peppers, plums, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, snap peas, sunflowers, turnips, zucchini

New This Week

Pickup some mid-week happiness with some Dahlias and Sunflowers from Christina’s Garden! Flowers will be a weekly item at Main St Station from now until the end of September.

Top Picks

Coconut Oil from Ostro Organics, BBQ Jam from Jordan’s Jam & Fresh Kale Pakoras from Mandair Farms

Don’t Miss

Contest Alert!  We’re excited to celebrate Tomato Fest at Trout Lake and Kitsilano on August 20th and 21st. Show us your ugliest tomatoes and enter to win $20 Market Money by tagging your ugly tomato photo #inglorioustomato @vanmarkets on Instagram. Winner will be picked on Friday, August 19th. Find your ugly heirloom tomato this week at Main St Station.

See you at the market!


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 five other summer market locations on our Markets Page.