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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

Succulent from South Grove

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!

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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!


Getting to Trout Lake

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Planning your visit to the Trout Lake Farmers Market? We’ve got suggestions for some of the best ways to get there. Read more for details about how to get to Trout Lake or pull up our PDF here: Parking and Transit Info

on a bicycle

Trout Lake is located directly on the BC Parkway and is a short 500m from the Central Valley Greenway at Lakewood Drive. Simply type in “Trout Lake Farmers Market” as your end goal on GoogleMaps and you’ll find us in no time!

Note: There is no bicycle valet this year at Trout Lake. Please make sure to bring your bicycle lock to secure your bicycle while you visit.

by skytrain

Commercial-Broadway Station is a 15 minute (1.3km) walk to the Trout Lake Farmers Market. Find us by following the crowds of people walking past Safeway with reusable shopping bags!

Nanaimo Station is a 20 minute (1.5km) walk to the Trout Lake Farmers Market. We suggest ambling along the BC Parkway to get a glimpse of the Copley Community Orchard and strolling along the lake at John Hendry Park.

by bus

007:  Coming from Hastings-Sunrise, Downtown, or want the closest bus stop off the skytrain? The 007 stops at Nanaimo and Grandview Hwy a mere 500m from the market.

020:  Get off at Commercial and 14th Ave to get within 900m of the farmers market.

009:  Want a shorter walk than the 020? If you’re coming from Commercial-Broadway Station or anywhere along Broadway, the 009 will take you within 750m of the market at Lakewood Dr and Broadway.

by car

There is no designated parking at the Trout Lake Farmers Market or surrounding areas. If at all possible, please walk, cycle or take transit. Resident-only parking areas are strictly enforced and many shoppers have ended their visit with a parking ticket!  If you are driving, we advise that you park outside the area and walk in. A grocery valet pick-up is available for heavy purchases. Just ask for more information at the Market Info Booth.

accessible parking: There are four designated accessible parking spaces at the east end of the market along Templeton Drive. These are north-facing between 13th Ave and Grandview Hwy.  A ramped sidewalk provides access from these spaces to the market. Please see the map below for location information and City of Vancouver accessible parking info for more info and exemptions.


New season - new vendors!

Wildcrafted cuttings from forage & BLOOM

We like to keep things super fresh at Vancouver Farmers Markets, which is why we’re thrilled to bring you our latest crop of new vendors and exciting, unique products. Look out for these farms and producers at a summer market near you!

The FarmsGolden Choy, Riverside, Tsawwassen Farm School, Tu’wusht Trading, Salt & Harrow, Sweet Fig’s Farm Collective

The Bakeries Gabi & Jules, Woodland Bread

The Craft Beverage Producers33 Acres Brewing Co., Forbidden Fruit Winery, Wayward Distillation House

The Foraging Florist – forage & BLOOM

The Jams and Sauces – Jordan’s Jam, Roasters Hot Sauce

Check out our market pages for upcoming vendor schedules: http://eatlocal.org/markets/

 


Last week at Trout Lake

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Thanks for a great season!

We had such a great season – thanks for coming out and supporting your local farmers and our non-profit farmers market society! Our summer markets are closing this week – here’s the updated info:

It’s Official – East Vancouver has a Winter Market!

You’ve been asking for a winter market in your neighbourhood since we moved the Wise Hall and it’s finally arrived! The Hastings Park Winter Market will operate every Sunday, 10am-2pm at the PNE! Check out our market page for more details! (Nat Bailey opens Nov 7 too!)

What’s happening this week, October 24

Trout Lake Imaginarium

Francoise Thibault from the Tiny Community Centre will be live plexi-glass painting at the market this Saturday. Check out some of her other work!

Trout Lake Community Mural Project

Join artist, Cole Bazin, as he paints our Trout Lake storage container! He’ll be painting from 10-12 on Saturday. Send volunteer@eatlocal.org a note if you want to join!

Hastings-Sunrise Cooks

Help support this awesome initiative! This group has created a cookbook from restaurants/bakeries/cafes around the Hastings-Sunrise community, such as Tacofina, Campagnolo Roma & Basho Cafe, which will raise money for Garibaldi Annex as well as an organization they have partnered with called Backpack Buddies.  BB is a charitable organization that noticed a need for providing food for children, in breakfast/lunch programs, on the weekend when they are not at school to ensure they are fed.  The children take a ‘backpack’ filled with food home with them every Friday for the weekend. Cookbooks are available by suggested donation at the market.

See you at the market!


Click here for this week’s schedule and market map

For location information, check out the Trout Lake market page


Two weeks left! at Trout Lake

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Artist Cole Bazin and Trout Lake Youth Council volunteers gathering ideas for our Community Mural Project

The Trout Lake Farmers Market still has two more weeks before we’re done our season, and what a season it’s been! Summer came early this year, which means fall did too, but there’s still plenty of produce to fill your pantry and flavour fall soups and salads! Find hot lunch on site with The Schnitzel Shack, Eli’s Serious Sausage, Soho Road Naan Kebab or Le Tigre and bring a wagon to take home some squash!

Don’t miss these vendors:

  • Vraj Organics: James is coming with his lovely wooden vermi-compost systems, red wrigglers, soap made on farm and root veggies. He’ll be down for two weeks only!
  • Nidhi’s Cuisine: Pick up some delightful samosas or some of Nidhi’s chutney for a warming lunch or easy Saturday dinner
  • Hill Top Farm: This is the last week for Jetander and his Okanagan produce – he’s got some of the best varieties of peppers, so make sure to stock up! You might even want to pick up some extra for drying…

Trout Lake Community Mural Project

Have you noticed that we operate the Trout Lake Farmers Market out of a shipping container? Being able to store tents, tables, weight bags, road closed signs and barricades onsite means we can run the market using a Modo Car and a bicycle. What’s more, the Trout Lake Youth Council and artist Cole Bazin are turning our shipping container into a work of art!  Check out the beginning sketches this Saturday at the market and stay tuned for an unveiling celebration once it’s all done. Interested in painting? Email volunter@eatlocal.org.

Winter Markets are coming!

Trout Lake goes until October 24 and then we divide into the Hastings Park Winter Market (Sundays, starting November 8, 10am-2pm at the PNE) and Nat Bailey Winter Market (Saturdays, starting November 7, 10am-2pm at Nat Bailey Stadium). There’s just one weekend off in between!

See you at the market!


Click here for this week’s schedule and market map

For location information, check out the Trout Lake market page