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What's Fresh at the West End September 10th

PRODUCE:

apples, artichokes, basil, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, chard, cauliflower, chives, corn cucumbers, dill, eggplant, fennel, onions, garlic, garlic scapes, grapes, green beans, head lettuce, peaches, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, salad mix, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini


TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT:

  • Get your beautiful and flavourful red, golden & striped beets (photo above) from Cropthorne Farm
  • Visit Goldwing to pick up some free range Aldergrove-grown chicken
  • Stop by Blackberry Hill and treat yourself to a flaky, current-filled eccles cake

DON’T MISS:

The West End Donation Station will be at the market this week for the Dr. Peter Centre Food and Nutrition Program! The program provides a complete and nutrient-dense menu that includes balanced portions of meat or alternatives, vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and dairy products. Any donation you can make is greatly appreciated—please consider filling a brown bag with fruit, vegetables, canned fish, nuts and eggs! Cash and market money are also accepted.  For more information about the Dr. Peter Centre – visit their website at www.drpeter.org.

The Salt Spring Coffee Edible Scavenger Hunt is happening now until October 9th! Pick up a card at the Market Information Booth or download online, then complete all five activities listed on the edible scavenger hunt card and submit it for your chance to win a number of great different prizes! For more info click here!

The West End Food Festival is coming up next week from September 15th to the 20th! This is an annual event, geographically focused on Vancouver’s West End Neighbourhood, which aims to: create opportunities to celebrate the diversity of food and cultures in the community, bring public attention to various issues and concerns in our food system, use food as a mechanism to foster social inclusion and community building, facilitate skill development in urban farming and food preparation, and highlight existing community food assets. The Gordon Neighbourhood House will have a booth at the market this Saturday to share information about the upcoming festival’s workshops and events – visit them to get involved!


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Celebrate the harvest with Vancouver Farmers Markets at RIPE 2016! Tickets are on sale now for our annual dinner fundraiser, which takes place Sunday, October 16 at The Roundhouse. RIPE features a knock-out roster of farm-to-table chefs paired with VFM producers to present 8 mount-watering small plate tasting stations, seasonal cocktails, and local craft beverage. More info on participating chefs and vendors, and to buy tickets, at the RIPE event page.


TIME & LOCATION:

Every Saturday 9AM – 2PM at 1100 Comox St on beautiful Nelson Park!

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GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S WEST END FARMERS MARKET VENDORS HERE.

DISCOVER OUR FIVE OTHER SUMMER MARKET LOCATIONS ON OUR MARKETS PAGE.


What's Fresh at the West End September 3

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apples, apricots, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, chard, cauliflower, cherries, cherry tomatoes, chives, corn cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, onions, garlic, garlic scapes, green beans, head lettuce, nectarines, peaches, peppers, potatoes, radishes, salad mix, snap peas, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini

 


NEW VENDORS THIS WEEK:

The Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) Farm School is a collaboration between the TFN and the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). The school fuses sustainable agriculture and traditional indigenous food systems as tools to build community and create dialogue around land stewardship for the future. TFN Farm School will have a stall at the West End this Saturday – make sure to check out their selection of broccoli, cabbage, bell peppers and more!


DON’T MISS:

It’s Member Appreciation Day this Saturday at the West End Market! Look out for the“Member Special” signs in vendors stall and show your card to save. Don’t have a member card yet? Sign up at the Market Information Booth!

  • $5 for any two pairs of earrings at Ildiko Jewelry
  • $1.00 off any of Trudy Ann’s Chai & Spice products

The Salt Spring Coffee Edible Scavenger Hunt is happening now until October 9th! Pick up a card at the Market Information Booth or download online, then complete all five activities listed on the edible scavenger hunt card and submit it for your chance to win a number of great different prizes! For more info click here!


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Celebrate the harvest with Vancouver Farmers Markets at RIPE 2016! Tickets are on sale now for our annual dinner fundraiser, which takes place Sunday, October 16 at The Roundhouse. RIPE features a knock-out roster of farm-to-table chefs paired with VFM producers to present 8 mount-watering small plate tasting stations, seasonal cocktails, and local craft beverage. More info on participating chefs and vendors, and to buy tickets, at the RIPE event page.


TIME & LOCATION:

Every Saturday 9AM – 2PM at 1100 Comox St on beautiful Nelson Park!

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GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S WEST END FARMERS MARKET VENDORS HERE.

DISCOVER OUR FIVE OTHER SUMMER MARKET LOCATIONS ON OUR MARKETS PAGE.

 


What's Fresh at the West End August 27th

PRODUCE:

apples, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, chard, cauliflower, cherries, cherry tomatoes, chives, corn cucumbers, fennel, onions, garlic, garlic scapes, green beans, head lettuce, nectarines, peaches, peppers, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, snap peas, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini

NEW VENDORS THIS WEEK:

Yolk’s Breakfast Food Truck will be at the West End for the first time this season – why not meet your friends for brunch at Nelson Park this Saturday?

TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT:

Choose from a variety of big, juicy melons from Oliver BC’s Hill Top Farm!

Visit Le Meadow’s Pantry for a selection of jams and marmalades that are cooked by hand, all natural, and using local fruits, spices, herbs and liquors.

Stop by Quality Oak Accents to check out their beautiful collection of hand crafted wood products!

DON’T MISS:

The Ancient Forest Alliance will have a community table at the West End Farmers Market this Saturday! They are a British Columbian organization working to protect the endangered old-growth forests of BC and to ensure sustainable forestry jobs in the province. Take a minute to chat with their reps to learn more about their important work!

The Salt Spring Coffee Edible Scavenger Hunt kicks off this Saturday! Pick up a card at any Vancouver Farmers Market, all Salt Spring Coffee events or download online, then complete all five activities listed on the edible scavenger hunt card between August 27 and October 9, and submit it for your chance to win a number of great different prizes! For more info click here!

RIPE_appie_webEarly Bird tickets for RIPE 2016 on sale now! A limited number of discounted tickets (save $15) are still available for Vancouver Farmers Markets’ Annual Dinner Celebration, taking place at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall on Sunday, October 16th. RIPE 2016 will feature 8 of the city’s top farm-to-table restaurants paired with our farms and producers to present a local food feast to remember! And the best part? Buy your tickets before August 31st and be entered to win a pair of tickets to Metro Vancouver Feast of FieldsGet tickets today!

TIME & LOCATION:

Every Saturday 9AM – 2PM at 1100 Comox St on beautiful Nelson Park!

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GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S WEST END FARMERS MARKET VENDORS HERE.

DISCOVER OUR FIVE OTHER SUMMER MARKET LOCATIONS ON OUR MARKETS PAGE.


What's Fresh at the West End August 20th

PRODUCE:

apples, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, chard, cauliflower, cherries, cherry tomatoes, chives, corn cucumbers, fennel, onions, garlic, garlic scapes, green beans, head lettuce, nectarines, peaches, peppers, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, snap peas, strawberries, tomatoes, zucchini

NEW VENDORS THIS WEEK:

Chou Chou Crepes are new to the West End line up this week. They are a local food truck that serves delicious authentic Brittany crepes – both savoury and sweet!

TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT:

Stop by Forage & BLOOM to choose a bouquet to brighten your home!

Pick up some sweet peppers from Crisp Organics!

Be sure to visit Choi’s Pottery for a unique selection of Handmade, microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and lead free Korean Celadon Pottery!

DON’T MISS:

ChopSwap is a community campaign that helps turn local restaurants and their customers into zero-waste heroes, and they will have a station at the market this Saturday! Pay them a visit to swap your disposable chopsticks for a pair of reusable ones! All swapped + reclaimed chopsticks will be donated to local school arts programs, crafters and other creative initiatives (or sent to compost).

The Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (NFNs) are networks of community members, organizations, and agencies that together collaborate on community-based food initiatives and programs that support food justice at the neighbourhood level. They will be on site at the West End this Saturday – make sure to stop by their booth and learn more about their worthy cause!

Market sponsor Evo Car Share is offering market shoppers free memberships and 30 minutes of driving time just by stopping by their tent. If you’re already a member stop anyway as they might have a special give away for members!

TIME & LOCATION:

Every Saturday 9AM – 2PM at 1100 Comox St on beautiful Nelson Park!

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GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S WEST END FARMERS MARKET VENDORS HERE.

DISCOVER OUR FIVE OTHER SUMMER MARKET LOCATIONS ON OUR MARKETS PAGE.


What's Fresh at the West End August 13th

PRODUCE:

apples, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, chard, cauliflower, cherries, cherry tomatoes, chives, corn cucumbers, fennel, onions, garlic, garlic scapes, green beans, head lettuce, nectarines, peaches, peppers, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, snap peas, strawberries, tomatoes, zucchini

NEW VENDORS THIS WEEK:

Picked For You is new to the West End Market this week! Stop by their stall to pick up some Maple Ridge-grown garlic, green beans and herbs…they were picked for you after all!

TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT:

Pick up some natural fruit syrup from Frost Bites to make your summer snow cones or cocktails, some tangy arugula from Langley Organic Growers, and treat yourself to a gooey pecan chocolate (or a few!) from Take A Fancy Chocolate and Sweets!

DON’T MISS:

This Saturday, is Bike to Shop Day! Cycle to the market and be entered in a prize draw for non-perishable goodies and bike related items made by market vendors. Cyclists will also be exempt from the $2 market money fee – just show us your helmet!

The West End Donation Station will be at the market this week for the Dr. Peter Centre Food and Nutrition Program! The program provides a complete and nutrient-dense menu that includes balanced portions of meat or alternatives, vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and dairy products. Any donation you can make is greatly appreciated—please consider filling a brown bag with fruit, vegetables, canned fish, nuts and eggs! Cash and market money are also accepted.  For more information about the Dr. Peter Centre – visit their website at www.drpeter.org.

Credit Unions of BC, one of our Vancouver Farmers Markets sponsors, will be at the West End Market this week. Visit the Get Your Share page to learn about their amazing offer for market shoppers!

BCSPCA will be on site this Saturday. Visit them to get informed about SPCA Certified –  an innovative farm certification and food-labelling program dedicated to improving farm animal welfare standards in Canada. For more info click here.

Vancouver Public Library will be in Nelson Park during the market for their Poetry in the Park Project!

Contest Alert!  We’re excited to celebrate Tomato Fest at Trout Lake and Kitsilano on August 20th and 21st. Show us your ugliest tomatoes and enter to win $20 Market Money by tagging your ugly tomato photo #inglorioustomato @vanmarkets on Instagram. Winner will be picked on Friday, August 19th. Find your ugly heirloom tomato this week at Trout Lake Market

TIME & LOCATION:

Every Saturday 9AM – 2PM at 1100 Comox St on beautiful Nelson Park!

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GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S WEST END FARMERS MARKET VENDORS HERE.

DISCOVER OUR FIVE OTHER SUMMER MARKET LOCATIONS ON OUR MARKETS PAGE.