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What's Fresh at Trout Lake - June 25th

The Produce

basil, beets, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, cherry tomatoes,  Chinese lettuce, chives, cucumbers, edible flowers, eggplant, fennel, garlic scapes, green onions, peas, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, salad mix, strawberries, sunflowers, turnips, wheatgrass, zucchini

The Vendors

We’ve got some Trout Lake vendors that we’re seeing for the first time this season!

First Week:

Bean Boy Creations, Chouchou Crepes, Pete’s Pies and Jacqueline Robins Ceramics

Manager’s Picks

It looks like it will be great Saturday for a summer picnic! Great snacking options at Trout include popsicles from Nice Pops, baked goods from Blackberry Hill, cheese from Golden Ears Cheesecrafters or Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, hummus from Bean Boy Creations, or a selection of fruit from one of the many farmers. Cherries, blackberries, apricots, blueberries, strawberries AND raspberries are all in season – incredible.

Don’t Miss:

This week we’ll be celebrating the mural painted last summer on the Trout Lake Market container by artist Cole Bazin and community volunteers. Join us at 1pm for cake and snacks to celebrate!

Blue Comet Seafoods will have fresh Barkley Sound sockeye (fillets and whole fish).

Salt Spring Coffee will be there with cold brew coffee samples – find them at the West entrance to the market.

 

Get a complete list of this week’s Trout Lake Farmers Market vendors here.

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


What's Fresh at Trout Lake - June 18

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The Produce

beets, blackberries, blueberries, bok choy, broccolini, cabbage, carrots, chard, cherries, cherry tomatoes, Chinese lettuce, chives, cucumbers, edible flowers, fennel, garlic scapes, green apricots, green onions, peppers, peas, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, salad mix, strawberries, turnips

The Vendors

We’ve got one Trout Lake vendor that we’re seeing for the first time this season!

First Week:

Stein Mountain

Manager’s Picks

Whether you are looking for a quick snack or shopping for a meal, there are many meat and seafood options at the market every week. This week, Blue Comet Seafoods, Estevan Tuna Co., Sawmill Bay Shellfish Company, and Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery will all have seafood for sale, while Goldwing, Gelderman Farms and Rockweld Farm will be bringing pork, chicken, duck, beef, and turkey.

Don’t Miss:

The Wilderness Committee and BC Blueberry Council will both be at the market talking about their work. Rumour has it Mr. Blueberry may make a guest appearance with goodies to share!

Get a complete list of this week’s Trout Lake Farmers Market vendors here.

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


What's Fresh at Trout Lake - June 11

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The Produce

beets, blueberries, bok choy, broccolini, carrots, chard, cherries, chives, cucumbers, edible flowers, fennel, garlic scapes, green apricots, green onions, leeks, mini peppers, potatoes, radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, salad mix, strawberries, tomato starts, turnip greens

The Vendors

We’ve got some Trout Lake newbies that we’re seeing for the first time this season!

First Week:

Hill Top Farm, Jobst-Hof Orchard, kics lemonade, ratatouille designs, SPREAD’EM

Manager’s Picks

Rumour has it there will be blueberries at this week’s market, along with cherries, raspberries and strawberries again! There may even be cherry tomatoes – keep your eyes open for them in the coming markets.

Don’t Miss:

Canadian School of Natural Nutrition will be onsite offering complimentary 20 minute nutritional consultations as well as food literacy games for the kids! At last week’s Main St Market, one of their Registered Holistic Nutritionist’s picked up some beautiful cherries and made the most delectable looking cherry creamsicles. Get the recipe and learn more about CSNN here.

Get a complete list of this week’s Trout Lake Farmers Market vendors here.

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


What's Fresh at Trout Lake - June 4th

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The Produce

beets, bok choy, broccolini, carrots, chard, cherries, chives, cucumbers, edible flowers, fennel, garlic scapes, green apricots, green onions, leeks, mini peppers, peonies, radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, salad mix, strawberries, tomato starts, turnip greens

The Vendors

We’ve got some Trout Lake newbies and others that we’re seeing for the first time this season!

Brand New:

Persephone Brewing Co, Woodland Bread

First Week:

Culver City Salads, Howling Moon Cider House, Sweet Earth Soapworks, Choi’s Pottery

Manager’s Picks

In case you missed them last week, Harvey’s Orchards will be bringing fresh cherries, while red raspberries will be available from multiple vendors for your snacking pleasure. Urban Digs Farm will be back for the second time with their BC raised meat and eggs.

If your garden or apartment needs some new foliage, consider getting a plant start or beautiful hanging basket from our of our many nursery vendors. Farmer Koo, Organic Farm Connection, Lowland Herb Farm, Albert’s, G & K Garden, Klippers, South Grove Nursery and Christina’s Garden will all have plants.

Don’t Miss:

Electro Recycle will be at the market accepting your old electronics, from sewing machines to coffee grinders to telescopes!

Get a complete list of this week’s Trout Lake Farmers Market vendors here.

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


Dig In! Demos & Schedule

Schedule

  • 9:00 – Market Opens
  • 10:00 – Build your own Terrarium
  • 11:00 – Backyard Boxes Compost Demo
  • 12:00 – Build your own Terrarium
  • 1:00 – Backyard Boxes Compost Demo
  • 2:00 – Market Closes

Ongoing: Garden Q & A with Vancouver Master Gardeners, Live Bee Box with Richmond Beekeepers Association

Demos

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Master Gardeners  Build Your Own Terrarium

BackyardBoxes  Beekeepers


Dig In! Garden Fest at Trout Lake - May 28

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The Produce

asparagus, bok choy, broccolini, chard, chives, cucumbers, edible flowers, fennel, garlic scapes, green apricots, green onions, kohlrabi, leeks, radishes, rhubarb, salad mix, strawberries, snap peas, tomato starts, turnip greens, zucchini, zucchini flowers

The Vendors

This Dig In! Garden Fest, find shrubs, hanging baskets and veggie starts from the farmers themselves!

Veggie Starts:

Farmer Koo, Organic Farm Connection, natural village, Albert’s Herbs & Nursery, Lowland Herb Farm, Sweet Fig’s Farm Collective, Christina’s Garden, Applebarn Pumpkin Farm, S&G Fresh Produce Ltd

Hanging Baskets:

Farmer Koo, G & K Gardens

Shrubs:

South Grove Nursery, S&G Fresh Produce Ltd., Applebarn Pumpkin Farm, Lowland Herb Farm, Sweet Fig’s Farm Collective

Don’t Miss: 

Salt Spring Coffee

They’re our sponsors this year and will have cold brew on tap!

Special Dig In! Garden Fest Activities

  • Build Your Own Terrarium with Sweet Fig’s Farm Collective and Figaro’s Garden – 10-10:45 & 12-12:45 (Cost: $20 and bring one home!)
  • Compost Demonstrations with Robin Poirier of Backyard Boxes (11am & 1pm)
  • Live Bee Box with Gus Axen – Richmond Beekeepers and Arila Apiary (ongoing)
  • Garden Q & A with Vancouver Master Gardeners (ongoing)
  • Facepainting with Tiare Jung (ongoing), Live Music with Brainchild (9-11:30am) and Terrarium (11:30am-2pm) and more!

Please share our event on Facebook and Twitter!

Manager’s Picks

Walter Harvey is back and he’s bringing Rainier cherries – they’re early this year! First week for raspberries from Maan Farms and Mandair Farms too. This is the first week for Soban Organic Farm at Yarrow Ecovillage who bring delicious organic produce and usually have some beautiful hand-carved something to grace your table.

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Trout Lake Farmers Market vendors here.

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


What's Fresh at Trout Lake - May 21

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The Produce

asparagus, beets, bok choy, broccolini, chard, chives, cucumbers, edible flowers, fennel, garlic scapes, green apricots, green onions, leeks, mini peppers, morels, peonies, radishes, rhubarb, salad mix, strawberries, tomato starts, turnip greens

The Vendors

We’ve got some Trout Lake newbies and others that we’re seeing for the first time this season!

Brand New:

Disco Cheetah, Gillespie’s Fine Spirits, Vale Farms Grassroots Ltd

First Week:

Bomber Brewing, Fable Naturals, Golden West Farms, Maan Farms, Nice Pops, Thai Princess, The Magpie’s Nest, The Poplar Studio

Last week:

Vlad’s Apiary

Manager’s Picks

This is your last chance to pick up honey from Zdenka of Vlad’s Apiary and you won’t want to miss freshly roasted tandoori masala from Trudy Anne’s Chai & Spices to go with your organic Vale Farms chicken Farm House Natural Cheese grass-fed yogurt and spring veggies. Maan Farms is bringing their gorgeous strawberries for the first time this year, and you’ll want to buy two boxes – one for later and one for the walk home!

Don’t miss:

Credit Unions of BC: They’ll be roaming around the market with sign-up bonuses and have some market $ for random acts of kindness!

Dig In! Garden Fest on May 28 – Learn at garden demos from Sweet Fig’s Collective, check out the bees with The Richmond Beekeepers, and pick up supplies for your own garden of course! More details here

Get a complete list of this week’s Trout Lake Farmers Market vendors here.

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


Trout Lake Fresh Sheet - May 14

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What a great start to the Trout Lake Farmers Market! We’re excited to be back and as always, we’ve got your favourite vendors who have been coming for over 20 years and some of the best new local producers Vancouver has to offer!

What’s Fresh at Trout Lake:

The Produce:

asparagus, beets, chard, chives, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, fiddleheads, green onions, head lettuce, mini peppers, peonies, radishes, rhubarb, salad mix, strawberries (?), strawberry plants, tomato starts, tulips, wheatgrass

The Vendors:

These vendors have been to other Vancouver Farmers Markets, but this is their first time at Trout Lake – make sure to check them out and give them a Trout Lake welcome:

33 Acres Brewing Co, Golden Ears Cheesecrafters, Jerky Baron, Original Mexican Gourmet, Soho Road’s Tiffinwalla, Sweet Fig’s Farm Collective, Urban Digs Farm

Manager’s Picks:

Bring your bottles and fill up on Dickie’s Ginger’s seasonal flavour, find your new favourite fruit chips with Michael at fruitguy farms, get some chemical-free sunscreen from Scentimental Creations, the perfect BBQ rub at Maison Cote, and some sweet, beeswax tapers at von Hardenberg Candles

Don’t miss:

Sign up for EVO: They’ll have car-sharing activation tent in the middle of the market. If you sign up at the market, you’ll get free minutes!

Dig In! Garden Fest on May 28 – Learn at garden demos from Sweet Fig’s Collective, check out the bees with The Richmond Beekeepers, and pick up supplies for your own garden of course! More details here

Get a complete list of this week’s Trout Lake Farmers Market vendors here.

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


Opening Day at Trout Lake

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The Trout Lake Farmers Market returns to John Hendry Park this Saturday, May 7 from 9am-2pm! Shop fresh weekly at the market that started it all, featuring the finest selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy and poultry, baked goods, artisan food and craft products, fresh fish, and local artisan beer, wine and spirits. Vancouver’s summer tradition continues with 65+ vendors to shop with each week!

What’s Fresh at Trout Lake:

beets, chives, cucumbers, eggplant, green onions, head lettuce, mini peppers, radishes, rhubarb, salad mix, strawberry plants, tomato starts, tulips, wheatgrass

New Vendors this week:

Albert’s Herbs & Nursery, Christina’s Garden, G & K Garden, South Grove Nursery, S&G Fresh Produce, Warmerdam Flowers, Wayward Distillation House

Top picks to check out:

Pick up a bar of French Clay soap from Royal Herbs, sample craft spirits made from 100% BC Honey from Wayward Distillation House, and take home a venus fly trap from Twin Oaks Farm 

Don’t miss:

It’s Member Appreciation Day, so look out for Member Specials signage at the market! The first market of each month, we give a little extra love to our annual Market Members in the form of specials and discounts from VFM and our vendors. Not a member yet? Sign up online or at the Market Info Tent at any of our six summer locations.

Vancouver Master Gardeners are at Trout Lake this week! Browse the nursery vendors, pick up your veggie starts and ask the experts what to do with them right on site!

Dig In! Garden Fest on May 28 – Learn at garden demos from Sweet Fig’s Collective, check out the bees with The Richmond Beekeepers, and pick up supplies for your own garden of course! More details here

Get a complete list of this week’s Trout Lake Farmers Market vendors here.

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


NEW! Grocery Pick-Up Zone

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Gone are days of hauling your heavy groceries to your car or surreptitiously parking in the resident-only zone on 13th Ave. We’ve got a new, handy Grocery Pick-Up Zone so you can drop-off your passengers and pick-up your groceries with ease!

Simply follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Borrow one of our carts to pick-up your groceries
  2. Leave your name and groceries at the Information Booth
  3. Bring your car to the Grocery Pick-Up Zone and your groceries will be waiting for you!

Check out our map or talk to the crew at the Information Booth for more details.

See you at the market!