Market News

What's Fresh at the West End- July 15

Summer is in full swing and every week we seem to have more and more amazing produce popping up at the West End Farmers Market!  Along with all the berries and cherries, will also be having crepes from Chouchou Crepes and handcrafted sterling silver jewelry from Ildiko Jewelry.


In Season:

Blueberries | Garlic Scapes | Cherries | Salad Greens | Summer Squash | Chard | Green Peas | Radishes | Potatoes | Eggs | Cheese| Seafood | Honey | Sunflowers | Mushrooms…Check out the full IN SEASON LIST HERE!

Photo credit: BC Blueberry Council

Make sure to also read the latest In Season blog post that features berries, berries, and more berries!  There’s even a delicious recipe for blueberry lemon pudding pie!


Sunflowers and Peaches

Along with their gorgeous gladiolas, Warmerdam Flowers will also be bringing sunflowers this weekend! Make sure to come early to grab some flowers to brighten up any room!

PEACHES!!! Snowy Mountain Organics will be bringing the first peaches of the season to the West End this weekend and we could not be more excited!


 Summer Market Schedules

Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park

Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

Mt Pleasant – opened May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – opened May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – opened June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

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

Get a complete list of this week’s West End Market vendors HERE.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our MARKETS PAGE.

Looking to get involved? Consider volunteering at the market! It’s a great way to get involved and help develop a more sustainable food system. We invite you to sign up via our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and start volunteering this season!


What's Fresh at the West End- July 8

Another beautiful Saturday is almost here!  So swing by the West End Farmers Market to stock up on all the delicious summer treats you need for your beach day, BBQ, hike, bike ride…anything!


In Season:

Blueberries | Garlic Scapes | Raspberries | Salad Greens | Summer Squash | Chard | Green Peas | Radishes | Potatoes | Eggs | Cheese| Seafood | Honey…Check out the full IN SEASON LIST HERE!

© Vanessa Vorbach

Make sure to also read the latest In Season blog post that features green peas and summer squash.  Check it out for cooking tips and a delicious fresh pea hummus recipe!


Check Out: Humblebee Meadery 

Humblebee Meadery is back at the West End this weekend with their locally made mead!  But what is mead? Mead is a gluten-free alcohol made from fermented honey.  It is one of the oldest alcoholic drinks known to man and boy is it delicious! Come check out Vancouver’s only meadery!


 Summer Market Schedules

Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park

Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

Mt Pleasant – opened May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – opened May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – opened June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

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

Get a complete list of this week’s West End Market vendors HERE.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our MARKETS PAGE.

Looking to get involved? Consider volunteering at the market! It’s a great way to get involved and help develop a more sustainable food system. We invite you to sign up via our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and start volunteering this season!


Canada Day at the West End Farmers Market!

It’s almost Canada Day!!! So make sure to gather all the goodies you need for the beach and BBQ at the West End Farmers Market.  Don’t miss kale crunches from The Raw Guy or hummus from BobAli Hummus, Pestos, and Tapenades for some quick beach snacks or Wild Foraged for delicious mushrooms to throw on the BBQ!


In Season:

Strawberries | Garlic Scapes | Raspberries | Salad Greens | Mushrooms | Chard | Turnips | Radishes | Potatoes | Zucchini | Eggs | Cheese| Seafood | Honey…Check out the full IN SEASON LIST HERE!


Member Appreciation Day!

Bring you membership cards because this Saturday is also Member Appreciation Day! Keep an eye out for member special signs on vendor tents for some good deals!  Here are some of the deals we already know of:

  • Aussie Pie Guy: $3 off one pie
  • Blue Comet Seafoods: 10% off Keta salmon fillets
  • Gelderman Farms: 5% off all purchases
  • Kiki’s Kitchen: $1 single jar of soup ($10/each) or 3 jars for $30
  • Klipper’s Organic Acres: $50 off/night guest suites when booked directly
  • Maan Farms: buy 2 bottles of Estate Wines and get a free small basket of raspberries
  • The Raw Guy: 2 for $7 kale crunches (regularly $5 each)

Not a member?  Sign up online, or at the information booth on market day!


Try This: Strawberries and Cream Popsicles for Canada Day! 

Strawberries and Cream Dairy Free Popsicles from Coconut Mama

Cool off and take advantage of all the amazing fresh strawberries with these simple strawberries and cream popsicles!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of fresh strawberries
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Instructions:

  • Puree strawberries and 1 tbsp of honey in a food processor, set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine coconut milk, vanilla extract, and 2 tbsp of honey.
  • Fill your popsicle molds, alternating between the strawberry puree and the coconut mixture, until the molds are filled.
  • Freeze until frozen (of course…), about 5-8 hours. Enjoy!

Evo Car Share will have a booth set up at the West End this weekend. Take advantage of their great sign up promo for market shoppers – free membership + 30 mins driving!


West End’s 20th Birthday Promo!

To celebrate the West End’s 20th birthday, we will be having weekly draws for $20 of market money! What do you have to do to enter?  Come by the info booth on Saturday to sign up for our weekly newsletter!


Summer Market Schedules

Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park

Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

Mt Pleasant – opened May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – opened May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – opened June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

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

Get a complete list of this week’s West End Market vendors HERE.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our MARKETS PAGE.

Looking to get involved? Consider volunteering at the market! It’s a great way to get involved and help develop a more sustainable food system. We invite you to sign up via our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and start volunteering this season!


What's Fresh at the West End- June 24th

Now that it is officially summer, what better way to celebrate than shopping at the West End Market this Saturday?! We’re open 9-2, rain or shine (but we’re really hoping for sunshine).


In Season:

Raspberries | Strawberries | Garlic Scapes | Lettuce | Salad Greens | Cherries | Chard | Turnips | Radishes | Potatoes | Eggs | Cheese Curds| Sockeye Salmon | Honey…Check out the full IN SEASON LIST HERE!


Fresh Sockeye Salmon

Make sure to visit Blue Comet Seafood this weekend for some fresh Sockeye salmon fillets from the Nass River in Northern BC.  Celebrate the sunshine with barbecued salmon fillets and veggies like zucchini and potatoes!


Grand Opening at Riley Park

If you can’t make it to the West End on June 24th be sure to check out the Grand Opening of the Riley Park Farmers Market! Opening reception and cake service will be happening between 10-11am, the market will be running until 2pm! Located across the street from our Nat Bailey Winter Market, Riley Park will feature 30 local farms and producers!

If you’re feeling super adventurous, why not have a Saturday bike adventure and hit the West End, Trout Lake, and Riley Park Farmers Market?  Make it a summer goal!


West End’s 20th Birthday Promo!

To celebrate the West End’s 20th birthday, we will be having weekly draws for $20 of market money! What do you have to do to enter?  Come by the info booth on Saturday to sign up for our weekly newsletter!


Summer Market Schedules

Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park

Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

Mt Pleasant – opened May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – opened May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – opened June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

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

Get a complete list of this week’s West End Market vendors HERE.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our MARKETS PAGE.

Looking to get involved? Consider volunteering at the market! It’s a great way to get involved and help develop a more sustainable food system. We invite you to sign up via our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and start volunteering this season!


What's Fresh at the West End- June 17

We’re back on again at the West End Market this Saturday! Fresh produce? Coffee? Wine? Lunch? We’ll have it all!


In Season:

Peonies | Strawberries | Garlic Scapes | Beets | Salad Greens | Mushrooms | Chard | Turnips | Radishes | Potatoes | Eggs | Cheese| Seafood | Honey…Check out the full IN SEASON LIST HERE!


Vendor Spotlight: Vlad’s Apiary 

Vlad’s Apiary is a staple at the West End Market. One of our favorite vendors, Zdenka, has been at the West End since the market started 20 years ago!  From Vlad’s Apiary in Pitt Meadows, Zdenka brings her high quality unpasteurized honey free of additives, colours and added fragrances, along with beeswax and beeswax candles.

You can find Vlad’s Apiary every Saturday at the West End!


Evo Car Share will have a booth set up at the West End this weekend. Take advantage of their great sign up promo for market shoppers – free membership + 30 mins driving!


West End’s 20th Birthday Promo!

To celebrate the West End’s 20th birthday, we will be having weekly draws for $20 of market money! What do you have to do to enter?  Come by the info booth on Saturday to sign up for our weekly newsletter!


Summer Market Schedules

Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park

Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

Mt Pleasant – opened May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – opened May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – opened June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

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

Get a complete list of this week’s West End Market vendors HERE.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our MARKETS PAGE.

Looking to get involved? Consider volunteering at the market! It’s a great way to get involved and help develop a more sustainable food system. We invite you to sign up via our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and start volunteering this season!