Market News

Fall Fair is coming -Oct 2nd!

Fun for the whole family! Contests,games,pumpkin patch and great fresh food!

“You grew THAT?!” Veggie Brag contest!

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Have you grown the weirdest,wildest,biggest fruit or veggie that everyone HAS to see?

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This contest is for you! Bring it to Fall Fair and it will be judged by shoppers and vendors, and you could win some great Vancouver Farmers Market Swag! Aug2010-4864


“Veggies on Parade”

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It’s okay to play with your food! Creatively display your fave fruits and veggies (don’t worry you don’t have to grown them yourself;) and you can WIN great Market Swag!

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To enter: send you name,contact info, and details about your fruit/veggie display to gibson@eatlocal.org

 


What's Fresh -Mt Pleasant Market-Sept 18th

WE HEART FARMERS!

This week we’re celebrating our local food growers with Farmers Appreciation Week! Join us as we celebrate the importance local food and farmers make to our everyday lives. Take an extra moment to tell the farmers how much you appreciate what they do and how important farmers markets  are to you!

WHATS FRESH THIS WEEK:

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acorn squash, apples,  beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, bitter melon, blackberries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, garlic, gem squash, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, mushrooms, peaches, potatoes, peas, plums, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini

MANAGERS PICK:

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  Found a new favourite recipe thanks to a suggestion from David at Coast Mushroom! Mixed bag of mushrooms+rice=delicious,brag worthy dinner.

Kinoko Gohan

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mixed mushrooms
  • 2 cups rice (180 ml per cup)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp soya sauce
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • water
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Separate mushrooms into pieces. Slice thinly.
  2. Wash rice and put in the rice cooker’s removable bowl. Add salt, soy sauce, rice vinegar and stir. Add enough water to reach the line for 2 cups of rice, and then add mushrooms. Cook like white rice (according to the rice cooker instructions).
  3. After the rice is done, mix in green onions.
  4. Enjoy! And don’t tell anyone how easy it was to make:)

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


What's Fresh at Mount Pleasant Market -Sept 11th

FRESH PICKS FROM THE MARKETS:

apples, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant,  garlic, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale,  mushrooms, mustards, peaches, potatoes, peas,  radishes,  salad mix, spinach, summer squash, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini


NEW VENDORS TO MOUNT PLEASANT:

Mandair Farms will be making her fresh and delicious pakoras and will have some frozen berries to stock up on! And first time vendor Open View Organic Farm has loads of yummy organic apples, great for that  pre-Thanksgiving practice pie!


MANAGERS PICKS:

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Rai Produces grapes are nature’s candy bursting with sweetness! Do yourself a flavour favour and grab yours before they disappear.

Have you tried Riverside Farms amazing relish yet? Stop by and get some! So yummy with a wee spicy kick…good on everything!


Survey September at Vancouver Farmers Market – help us continue to grow by letting 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 think!


 

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 mouth-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.


CONTEST ALERT!

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What to do:

Pick up a card at any Vancouver Farmers Market, all Salt Spring Coffee events or download 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.
Rewards:
There is no limit to the number of entries per person. Prizes will be awarded randomly during the contest period. You could win Salt Spring Coffee beans and gear, $100 Vancouver Farmers Market Shop, which includes market tokens and tote bag or tickets to Vancouver Farmers Market RIPE dinner


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


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market- Sept 4th

THE PRODUCE:

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apples, apricots, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers,  broccoli, cabbage,cantelopes, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, corn, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, mushrooms,  nectarines, potatoes, peaches, peas, plums, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini


EDIBLE SCAVENGER HUNT:

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What to do:

Pick up a card at any Vancouver Farmers Market, all Salt Spring Coffee events or download 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.
Rewards:
There is no limit to the number of entries per person. Prizes will be awarded randomly during the contest period. You could win Salt Spring Coffee beans and gear, $100 Vancouver Farmers Market Shop, which includes market tokens and tote bag or tickets to Vancouver Farmers Market RIPE dinner


RIPE:

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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.


 It’s Member Appreciation Day! 

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Membership has plenty of juicy market benefits, including Member Only Specials from our vendors and community partners, free Market Money transactions in the first week of every month,  Market Merch for Beefsteak and Brandywine Members, and much more!

Our members help support our 6 weekly summer markets and 2 weekly winter markets, without them the markets wouldn’t be possible. Not a member yet? Learn more here or ask at our Info Booth!

Applebarn Farms: $2 off a basket of cucumelons, $1 off their pepper bag challenge

Georels:buy 2 packs of bacons, get 3rd 1/2 price

Hello Coffee: members always get 15% off


Congrads to Deborah Cooper! She is  the winner of the $100 in Market Money from the Toyota Dealerships of BC!
Enjoy your winnings!
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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


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-Aug 28th

THE PRODUCE:

Blackberries, Corn, Cucamelons, Concord Grapes,  Apples, Pears, Nectarines, Plums, Heirloom Tomatoes, King Oyster Mushrooms, Kohlrabi,  Squash, Sweet Peppers

EDIBLE SCAVENGER HUNT:

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What to do:
Pick up a card at any Vancouver Farmers Market, all Salt Spring Coffee events or download 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.
Rewards:
There is no limit to the number of entries per person. Prizes will be awarded randomly during the contest period. You could win Salt Spring Coffee beans and gear, $100 Vancouver Farmers Market Shop, which includes market tokens and tote bag or tickets to Vancouver Farmers Market RIPE dinner

 

RIPE 2016:

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Early Bird tickets for RIPE 2016 on sale now! A limited number of discounted tickets (save $15) are still available for Vancouver Farmers Markets’ Annual Dinner Celebration, taking place at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall on Sunday, October 16th. RIPE 2016 will feature 8 of the city’s top farm-to-table restaurants paired with our farms and producers to present a local food feast to remember!

And the best part? Buy your tickets before August 31st and be entered to win a pair of tickets to Metro Vancouver Feast of FieldsGet tickets today!

HELLO COFFEE:

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Did you know that Mt Pleasant has it’s very own coffee booth? Serving iced and hot SaltSpring Coffee, and Applebarn Apple Cider. Grab a market jar with fancy lid for $11 (members $10.25) and get your beverage for FREE!

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!

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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