Market News

What's Fresh at Trout Lake - July 30

MSS - June 22

The Produce

apricots, basil, beets, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, cherry tomatoes, chili peppers, chives, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions, kholrabi, melons, pattypan squash, peaches, peas, plums, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, spinach, strawberries, sunflowers, tomatoes, turnips, wheatgrass, zucchini

 

Manager’s Picks

With so many beautiful tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers at the market, this week is a great one for a greek salad! Get your veggies from one of our many organic and non-organic farmers, some olives and olive oil from Dundarave Olive Company, feta cheese from Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and you’ve got yourself a delicious summertime meal.

 

Don’t Miss:

Alcohol vendors this week include Bomber Brewing, Artisan SakeMaker, and Wayward Distillation House. Crafters include Jacqueline Robins Ceramics, Royal Herbs organic bodycare products, woodworker The Wooden Forge, and jeweler Nancy Esworthy Designs. Our alcohol-makers and crafters only come to the market a few times a season, so visit them while you have the chance!

Find us in the north parking lot of John Hendry Park, just north of Trout Lake.

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 - July 23rd

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The Produce

apricots, basil, beets, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, cherry tomatoes,  Chinese lettuce, chives, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions, pattypan squash, peaches, peas, plums, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, strawberries, sunflowers, tomatoes, turnips, wheatgrass, zucchini

The Vendors

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

FIRST WEEK:

  • Earnest Ice Cream: Artisan ice cream with an emphasis on local, seasonal and creative flavours.
  • Forrest Nelson Certified Organic Produce: Cawston grown organic tree fruit, vegetables and herbs
  • Helmer’s Organic Farm: Pemberton grown organic garlic, potatoes and carrots
  • The Hive Printing: Artisan screen print shop in Vancouver, printing onto locally sourced fabrics
  • Twisted Hills Craft Cider: Small batch organic cider produced from their own apple orchard in Cawston BC.

LAST WEEK:

  • Natural Village: locally grown vegetables, fruit and herbs.

Manager’s Picks

Snag some fresh Smith Inlet Sockeye from Blue Comet Seafood, certified organic meat from Vale Farms Grassroots, or a scoop of regular or vegan ice cream from Earnest Ice Cream. It’s also corn and zucchini season – consider buying lots of both for corn and zucchini chowder, grilled together as a summer salad, or added to pork for a great entree.

Don’t Miss:

Helmer’s Organic Farm is back at Trout Lake with their many varieties of Pemberton, BC potatoes, grown on a certified organic farm using bio-dynamic practices. Unfamiliar with bio-dynamic practices? Ask them to learn more!

Find us in the north parking lot of John Hendry Park, just north of Trout Lake.

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 - July 16th

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The Produce

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

The Vendors

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

FIRST WEEK:

Arila Apiary – local honey, beeswax balm and bee pollen

Manager’s Picks

Now is a great opportunity to preserve the bounty of fresh, BC grown summer produce for the winter months. Beets and pickling cucumbers can be pickled, berries made into jams or frozen whole, peaches and apricots canned, herbs dried – the possibilities are endless! If you’re picking up large quantities of produce, come to the red Info Booth to learn about our grocery valet service.

Don’t Miss:

Erin from Stein Mountain Farm will be braiding garlic during the market. Braiding garlic is both beautiful and practical, providing great air circulation for each bulb during storage. Find her on the southeast side of the market to watch this unique skill in action!

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 - July 9

The Produce

apricots, basil, beets, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, cherry tomatoes,  Chinese lettuce, chives, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, green onions, pattypan squash, peaches, peas, plums, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, strawberries, sunflowers, tomatoes, turnips, wheatgrass, zucchini

The Vendors

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

FIRST WEEK:

Pottery by Dave and Family, Tempea Natural Foods Ltd, Dogwood Brewing

Manager’s Picks

If you’ve been to the market recently, you’ll know that cherry season is in full swing! Whether you prefer crunchy, tart cherries or soft, sweet cherries – there is a variety for you. Jobst-Hof, Golden West, Stein Mountain and Harvey’s Orchards are just a few cherry vendors you can expect to see this Saturday.

Don’t Miss:

Creperie la Boheme is back with their popular buckwheat crepes – arrive early to avoid long lines! To satisfy any sweet craving, the gooey pecan dairy free coconut dark chocolates from Take a Fancy Chocolate & Sweets come highly recommended. Other bread and baked good options include Blackberry Hill, A Bread Affair, French Made Baking and Batard Boulangerie.

 

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 - July 2nd

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Member Appreciation Day

It’s Member Appreciation Day, the first market of the month! Members help support our non-profit organization in organizing 8 seasonal farmers markets every year. On Member Appreciation Day, we say thank you by waiving the $2 transaction fee for market money. Vendors also offer discounts!

Here are some of the deals available at Trout Lake on Saturday:

  • A Bread Affair – $1 Organic Baguettes
  • Albert’s Herbs and Nursery – All vegetable bedding plants 25% off any purchase over $10
  • Gelderman – Ground Pork, $3.50/lb (reg. $4.25)
  • Nidhi’s Cuisine – Baked Samosas, 3 for $11
  • Purebread – .50 cents Off Any Loaf of Bread
  • Rockweld Farm – Buy Two Packs of Chicken Drumsticks, Get One Free
  • Stapleton Sausage – 10% Off Any Two Packages
  • Sole Food Street Farms – Free Bunch of Perennial Herbs with Any Purchase over $5

Curious about the membership program? Check out the different levels of membership here.

The Produce

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

The Vendors

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

FIRST WEEK:

Howling Dog Art Company

Manager’s Picks

This week is one of your last chances to buy plant starts for your garden! Albert’s Herbs and Nursery has beautiful squash plants, among others. Plant them now and you’ll have beautiful squash by the end of summer.

Don’t Miss:

ElectroRecycle will be at the market ready to accept over 300 different kinds of small appliances, as well as answer any recycling questions you may have!

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 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