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What's Fresh at Trout Lake - July 22

It’s stone fruit season at the Markets! Come get your peaches, plums, apricotscherries and more…. Stop in at Stein Mountain Farm for delicious organic cherries and apricots. Also be sure to pop by Klippers Organics for some sweet summer peaches.


Produce: beans, beets, blackberriesblueberries, broccolini, bok choi, cabbage, callaloocarrotscauliflower, chard, cherrieschives, collards, currents, eggplant, garlic, heirloom tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mini cukesmini peppers, mushrooms, onions, peachespeas, potatoes, radishes, raspberriessalad mixspinach, strawberries, turnips, wild mushrooms, zucchini


 Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs

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


CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL TROUT LAKE VENDOR LIST

THE TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET RUNS EVERY SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM UNTIL OCT 21


Recyclefest

Bring your old, broken or unwanted small appliances for a day of family fun! Located in the Trout Lake Park neighbouring the market, Recyclefest is happening Saturday July 22! They will have Bouncy Castles, Photo Booths, Popcorn, Arts and Crafts, Caricaturists and much more….


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:

Kitsilano – Sundays, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

West End – Saturdays, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.

Mt Pleasant – Sundays, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – Thursdays, 11am-2pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – *NEW* Saturdays, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave. 


For more Info on the Trout Lake Farmers Market click here

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


Join us at Trout Lake - July 15th

Berries are out in full swing at the Trout Lake Farmers Market. Come and get them! Stop in at Apple Barn for delicious goose berries and currents. Visit Langley Organics for sweet locally picked raspberries, soo good you may just want to buy them by the flat…


Produce: beans, beets, blackberriesblueberries, broccolini, bok choi, cabbage, callaloocarrotscauliflower, chard, cherrieschives, collards, currents, eggplant, garlic, garlic scapes, heirloom tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mini peppers, mushrooms, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, raspberriessalad mixspinach, strawberries, tayberries, turnips, wild mushrooms, zucchini


Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs

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


CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL TROUT LAKE VENDOR LIST

THE TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET RUNS EVERY SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM UNTIL OCT 21


Featured Vendor

JASBIR COOKING UP HER FAMOUS
VEGGIE PAKORAS ONSITE AT THE MARKET

Jasbir Mandair has been coming to VFM markets since early 2016, and currently sells her berries, mixed vegetables, and hot pakoras at our markets. She has been growing commercially in British Columbia since 1983, but her farming roots go much deeper to a childhood spent on her family’s farm in the Punjab. VFM staffers recently had the opportunity to talk with her and tour the farm she runs with her son Sajan in Abbotsford.

FOR THE FULL Q & A WITH JASBIR CLICK HERE!

Mandair Farms is at the Riley Park Farmers Market all season!


Upcoming Events

Berry fest – It’s time again to celebrate our annual Berry Festival at Mount Pleasant Market Yay! There will be tons of fun Berry related activities for all! We will be hosting a Berry Tasting, Kids Activities and of course our BC Berry Pie Contest!

Where/When?

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market (Pie Contest Day) – Sunday July 16th from 10am to 2pm

  • Berry Fest Info Page here

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:

Kitsilano – Sundays, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

West End – Saturdays, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.

Mt Pleasant – Sundays, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – Thursdays, 11am-2pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – *NEW* Saturdays, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave. 


For more Info on the Trout Lake Farmers Market click here

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


Join us at Trout Lake - July 8th

It’s Summer time! Come check out the Farmers Markets this weekend to get all your local favourites. Be sure to stop in at Soban Organics for beautiful organic zucchini. Also swing by Crisp Organics for delicious crispy peas.


Produce: beans, beetsblueberries, broccolini, bok choi, cabbage, callaloocarrotscauliflower, celtuce, chard, cherrieschives, collards, currents, eggplant, garlic, garlic scapes, heirloom tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mini peppers, mushrooms, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, raspberries, rhubarbsalad mixspinach, strawberries, tayberries, turnips, wild mushrooms, zucchini


Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs

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


CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL TROUT LAKE VENDOR LIST

THE TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET RUNS EVERY SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM UNTIL OCT 21


Don’t Miss

Electro Recycle is ready to accept over 300 different small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Trout Lake Farmers Market. Have recycling questions? Ask their friendly staff onsite located near the information booth! For what they can accept please visit their website at electrorecycle.ca/


Upcoming Events

Berry fest – It’s almost time again to celebrate our annual Berry Festival at Main st. and Mount Pleasant Markets Yay! There will be tons of fun Berry related activities for all! We will be hosting a Berry Tasting, Kids Activities and of course our BC Berry Pie Contest!

Where/When?

Main St Farmers Market (No Pie Contest) – Wednesday July 12th from 2pm to 6pm

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market (Pie Contest Day) – Sunday July 16th from 10am to 2pm

Do you, or do you know someone who makes the best berry pie this side of the Fraser? Please sign up and or spread the word. Competitors are encouraged to source their Berries on Wednesday (July 12th) at the Main St Market (No Pie contest at Main St. Market) to use for their Pie Entries at Mount Pleasant on Sunday July 16th. We’ve got great prizes this year – 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will all go home with a berry related something!

  • Link to Pie Contest Entry here
  • Berry Fest Info Page here

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:

Kitsilano – Sundays, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

West End – Saturdays, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.

Mt Pleasant – Sundays, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – Thursdays, 11am-2pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – *NEW* Saturdays, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave. 


For more Info on the Trout Lake Farmers Market click here

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


Come spend Canada Day with us at Trout Lake - July 1st

Happy Canada Day to all!! It’s official, berries are here in full force at the Trout Lake Farmers Markets, Come and get them! Stop by Maan Farms for the seasons first blueberries. Also swing by Fresh Quality Produce for sweet delicious raspberries, strawberries and more!


Produce: beetsblueberries, bok choi, carrotscauliflower, chard, cherrieschives, collards, eggplant, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, garlic scapes, heirloom tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mini peppers, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, radishes, raspberries, rhubarbsalad mixspinach, strawberries, wild mushrooms


Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

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


CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL TROUT LAKE VENDOR LIST

THE TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET RUNS EVERY SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM UNTIL OCT 21


Don’t Miss

Member Appreciation Day! VFM members will enjoy free market money transactions and discounts at various vendors around the market. Learn more about our membership program and how you can support our non-profit organization HERE. Be sure to keep an eye out for the member special signs for deals all around the market such as these (and don’t forget that member card!)

  • Blue Comet Seafoods: 10% off Keta Salmon Fillets
  • Gelderman Farms: 5% off all purchases
  • Klippers Organics: $50.00 off/Nights Guest Suites when booked directly
  • Nidhi’s Cuisine: 3 for $12 samosa’s, 3 for $27 signature chutney
  • Sole Food Street Farms: 15% off any purchase over $10

For a list of all upcoming member specials click here.


Upcoming Events

Berry fest – It’s almost time again to celebrate our annual Berry Festival at Main st. and Mount Pleasant Markets Yay! There will be tons of fun Berry related activities for all! We will be hosting a Berry Tasting, Kids Activities and of course our BC Berry Pie Contest!

Where/When?

Main St Farmers Market (No Pie Contest) – Wednesday July 12th from 2pm to 6pm

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market (Pie Contest Day) – Sunday July 16th from 10am to 2pm

Do you, or do you know someone who makes the best berry pie this side of the Fraser? Please sign up and or spread the word. Competitors are encouraged to source their Berries on Wednesday (July 12th) at the Main St Market (No Pie contest at Main St. Market) to use for their Pie Entries at Mount Pleasant on Sunday July 16th. We’ve got great prizes this year – 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will all go home with a berry related something!

  • Link to Pie Contest Entry here
  • Berry Fest Info Page here

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:

Kitsilano – Sundays, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

West End – Saturdays, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.

Mt Pleasant – Sundays, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – Thursdays, 11am-2pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – *NEW* Saturdays, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave. 


For more Info on the Trout Lake Farmers Market click here

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


Join us at Trout Lake - June 24th

Come spend the day with us at the Trout Lake Farmers Market this Saturday June 24th! Be sure to stop in and pick up all the exciting summer produce starting to make an appearance. Stop by Pauls Produce for sweet delicious raspberries. Also check out Stein Mountain Farm for amazing summer cherries!


Produce: bok choi, broccoli, carrotscauliflower, chard, cherrieschives, collards, eggplant, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, garlic scapes, heirloom tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mini peppers, mushrooms, nettles, onions, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, raspberries, rhubarbsalad mixspinach, strawberries, wild mushrooms


Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

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


CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL TROUT LAKE VENDOR LIST

THE TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET RUNS EVERY SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM UNTIL OCT 21


RILEY PARK OPENING DAY!

If you can’t make it to Trout Lake on June 24th be sure to check out the Grand Opening of the Riley Park Farmers Market! Opening reception and cake service between 10-11am – stay and shop with our 30+ farms and producers until 2pm!

Located across the street from our popular Nat Bailey Winter Market, Riley Park will feature 30 local farms and producers bringing you a great selection of fresh fruits and veggiesethically raised and grass fed meat, eggs, and dairysustainable seafoodcraft beerwine, and spiritsartisanal prepared foodhandmade craft, and food trucks!

Riley Park Farmers Market will run every Saturday, 10am-2pm from June 24 – October 7, 2017. Click HERE for more info!


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:

Kitsilano – Sundays 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

West End – Saturdays, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.

Mt Pleasant – Sundays, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – Thursdays – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave. 


For more Info on the Trout Lake Farmers Market click here

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