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What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant-June 4th

In Season Now   

The cold, damp spring has resulted in a slow start to the season for growers across the board; many are reporting they’re a month behind planting, crops are struggling in the wet soil, and the lack of sunshine has been slowing down production. Despite these challenges you’ll find an abundance of fresh produce and new vendors!

Produce: basil, beets,chard, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, kale, mini peppers, parsley radishes, rhubarb, salad mix, spinach,  heirloom tomatoes

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL Mt P VENDOR LIST


Member Appreciation Day! We’re kicking the season off with MAD! VFM members will enjoy free market money transactions and discounts at various vendors around the market. Don’t forget your member cards! Need to sign up or renew your card? Swing by the market information booth and our team will be happy to help. Keep an eye out for the member special signs around the market and take advantage of some great savings!

Lita’s Mexican Foods – $1 off (8oz/235ml vegan and organic) Authentic Mexican Salsa, Potatoes (taco filling), Mexican Beans,  $1 off packages of tortillas (white or whole wheat)

A Bread Affair-$1 Organic Baguette

Georels -3 packs of Bone Broths for $40 – Mt. Pleasant (June 4, 11)

Green Coast Craft Coffee – 2 for 1 Cold Brew Iced Teas

Kiki’s Kitchen -$1 o purchase of Single Jar of Soup ($10/ea), or 3 Jars for $30

Le Bouledogue -20% o All Purchases

Tempea Natural Foods -Handmade Tempeh, $4.50 for 200g and $6 for 300g

Tien Neo Eames, jewels & spells -Tien will pay the tax on All Purchases


New Vendors!

We’ve got some brand new vendors onsite this weekend at Mount Pleasant. Lets give them a warm market welcome!

Le Bouledogue: baked goods featuring local, seasonal ingredients

El Coroto Latin Kitchen: sell a traditional dish called Arepa (dough is formed into a patty, grilled, baked, split open and stuffed with a variety of ingredients like a sandwich) Yum!

Kasama Chocolate: chocolate handmade in small batches directly from cacao beans

Kikis Kitchen: vegan soups using organic, local ingredients

Alice Savage: fermented Sauerkrauts and vegetables


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.

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


 

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Opening Day at Mount Pleasant - May 28

It’s opening day at Mount Pleasant Farmers Market this Sunday! We are very excited to be back in the neighbourhood for another summer season. Stop by to shop a wide variety of locally produced foods. Check out Dickies Ginger for delicious flavours of ginger beer and stop in at Blue Comet Seafood for B.C. caught Wild Salmon.


Produce: apples, beets, bok choi, butternut squash, cabbage, chard, collards, eggplant, fennel, garlic, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, salad mix, Savoy cabbage, spinach, shallots, heirloom tomatoes, turnips


Meats: Beef, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Preserves


CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL MOUNT PLEASANT VENDOR LIST

MOUNT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET RUNS EVERY SUNDAY, 10AM-2PM UNTIL OCT 8


New Vendors

We’ve got some brand new vendors onsite this weekend at Mount Pleasant. Lets give them a warm market welcome!

Tiny Tummies – They make handcrafted, organic baby food, sold in a ton of different flavours. Check them out!

Cowichcan Pasta – Delicious, locally made pasta produced from ancient and modern grains. Stop by to show him some love!

Gaia Ma – A new addition to our food truck roster! They are dedicated to being a 100% organic and vegan food service, with lots of tasty options. Be sure to try them out!


Visit us at our other Summer Market locations opening soon all across the city!

Looking forward to sunny warm days and the produce that comes with them. Our other summer markets can be found here:

  • Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm –North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • 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. 

For more Info on the Mount Pleasant Market click here

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


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-Oct 9th

Be sure to come by for the last Mt P Market of the season, it’s a perfect chance to stock up on your Thanksgiving menu needs!

What’s in season:

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apples, artichokes, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, melon,  bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, dill, eggplant, fennel, garlic, gem squash, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, honey dew, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mint, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, potatoes, pears, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, winter squash, zucchini

We have all the produce you need to make this delish stew:

SLOW COOKER VEGGIE STEW

INGREDIENTS:

3 large tomatoes, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

1/2 kabocha squash, peeled & seeded and roughly chopped

1 cup chopped bok choy

1 bunch spinach or kale (if using kale chop into bite sized pieces)

1 ear corn

1 small zucchini, chopped

1 cup oyster mushrooms, chopped

1 tbsp garam masala

2 tbsp KICS lemon syrup

1/2 cup AJI

Chicken or vegetable stock

DIRECTIONS:

Place the above ingredients in a slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook on low for 4 hours. Check the stew after 4 hours and add either chicken or vegetable stock. The amount depends on how much liquid is in the slow cooker. Start with 1⁄2 a cup and add more if needed. At this point, you can also add 1 drained tin of chickpeas or lentils. Cook another 2-3 hours. Season with salt and pepper.

This can also be made on the stove. The cooking time will be approximately 1 hour.
This recipe is great to have on hand as you can use any combination of vegetables you like. Make a big batch and store it in 8 or 16 oz containers in the freezer. You can turn it into soup simply by adding chicken or vegetable stock. Use it as a filling for wraps. Serve it over rice.

Thanks for the great recipe Karen Curtis (Kics Lemonade) 


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Do you see these helpful signs around the market? Let us know! Try something new for dinner tonight, grab one (or seven) of our Local Food Global Flavour recipes cards found throughout the market! #localfoodglobalflavours


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 stationsseasonal cocktails, and local craft beverage. More info on participating chefs and vendors, and to buy tickets, at the RIPE event page.


Did you get your LIMITED EDITION stylish VFM market bag yet?

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Grab yours before they are gone! Only $15, and for members $12.75


Share your market finds @vanmarkets  #mountpleasantFM and follow Mt Pleasant Market on facebook!

CLICK ON UPCOMING SCHEDULES TO FIND COMPLETE LIST OF VENDORS

CLICK ON MT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET TO FIND LOCATION DETAILS

See you Sunday!!


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-Oct 2nd

Fun for the whole Family! #MtPFallFair

Don’t forget to bring your “Veggie Brag” or “Veggie on Parade” by 9:30am. To be judged by shoppers and vendors, and winners get great Market Swag!


THE PRODUCE:

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Our famous annual Urban Pumpkin Patch brought by The Applebarn! Don’t forget to grab your pumpkin for Halloween and squash for Thanksgiving!

apples, basil, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, celery,  chard, cauliflower, chives, corn, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, fennel, onions, garlic, garlic scapes, green beans, head lettuce, peaches, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, salad mix, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini

DON’T MISS:

Georels Smokehouse has Turkey Stock just in time for your Thanksgiving prep, and Old Country Pierogis has made some delicious  turkey and cranberry pierogis!


Member Appreciation Day!

We love our members! You always get 15% off at Hello Coffee, and 15% off cool Merchandise like our fancy NEW totebag!

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On Member Appreciation Day:

Applebarn – $1 Off Bag of Pepper Challenge

Lita’s Mexican Foods – $1 Off package of Fresh, Handmade Tortillas

Realmeals – 10% Off orders $40 and over 

Tempea Natural Foods – Handmade Tempeh, $4.50 for 200gm pack and $6 for 300gm pack

Urban Digs Farm – 25% Off all Pork Cuts

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!


Share your market finds @vanmarkets  #mountpleasantFM and follow Mt Pleasant Market on facebook!

CLICK ON UPCOMING SCHEDULES TO FIND COMPLETE LIST OF VENDORS

CLICK ON MT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET TO FIND LOCATION DETAILS

See you Sunday!!


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-Sept 25th

THE PRODUCE:

Acorn squash, apples, artichokes, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, bitter melon, blackberries, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, dill, eggplant, fennel, garlic, gem squash, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mint, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, potatoes, peas, plums, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips

(photo has apples from new vendor Open View Orchard)


Fall Fair is Oct 2nd!

 Pumpkin Patch, games, yummy treats! Fun for the WHOLE Family!

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Plus there are two great CONTESTS all ages can enter! Win some great Vancouver Farmers Market swag!


RECIPE OF THE WEEK:

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This recipe for celery and cashew nut soup combines the subtle flavour of celery with the nuttiness of cashew.

1 medium sized onion, peeled and chopped

1 medium sized potato, peeled and chopped

1/2 head celery, wash, remove leaves and chop

2 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons broken cashew nuts

1 1/4 pints vegetable stock

3/4 pint milk

seasoning to taste

Melt the butter in a large saucepan.Saute the prepared vegetables gently until the onion is transparent. Add the cashews and continue cooking for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the stock, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.Add the milk and allow to cool slightly.Blend in a blender.Reheat to serve and add seasoning to taste.

Yield: 4 portions

For more Local Food Global Flavours look out for our recipe cards throughout the market!


DON’T MISS:

Survey September at Mt Pleasant Market – help us  learn about you and what you’d like to see at your market! Each week we’ll display different questions so grab some of our stickers, have some fun, and let us know what you’d like to see!

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. #fairtofarmer


Help us spread the word about your market… ask for a poster for your building or business or leaflets to hand out. Sign out a Mt Pleasant Market lawn sign and tell you neighbours about this great market!

Share your market finds @vanmarkets  #mountpleasantFM and follow Mt Pleasant Market on facebook!

See you Sunday!!


CLICK ON UPCOMING SCHEDULES TO FIND COMPLETE LIST OF VENDORS

CLICK ON MT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET TO FIND LOCATION DETAILS