Market News

What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-June25th

In Season:

Strawberries, raspberries & cherries! All at the market this week! Check out what your local farmers are expecting to bring to market this month 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!


 

Have you tried Take a Fancys ice cream or her latest creation-yummy ice cream sandwiches? You can get both this Sunday! And don’t forget your spoon:)

Help welcome NEW vendor to MT P market The Royals Kombucha Brewhouse! Their delicious craft brewed kombucha is made with 100% organic ingredients. 


Summer Market Schedules

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

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


 Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook and follow @VanMarkets on Twitter and Instagram – make sure to tag your Mount Pleasant photos and videos #MtPleasantFM!

What's Fresh at Mount Pleasant Market- June 18th

Berries are back!!

Plus: arugula, beets, bell peppers, carrots,  chard, collards, cucumber, eggplant, kale, leeks, micro greens, mustard greens, green onions, herbs, potatoes, radish, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad greens, shallots, spinach, spring onions, sprouts, strawberries, sunchokes

Meat & Seafood:

beef & lamb, chicken,turkey, lamb, bacon, cod, salmon,pork

Other product:

craft beer, wine, & spirits, breads and baked goods,  pickles & fermented foods, preserves


New Vendors!

We’ve got some brand new vendors onsite this weekend at Mount Pleasant. Lets give them a warm market welcome!

One Arrow Bacon: locally sourced, hormone free, and naturally smoked bacon

Humblebee Meadery: is Vancouver’s only meadery. Mead is one of the oldest alcoholic drinks known to man and it’s all alcohol derived from fermented honey


Summer Market Schedules

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

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


Join the conversation! Find us on Facebook and follow @VanMarkets on Twitter and Instagram – make sure to tag your Mount Pleasant photos and videos #MtPleasantFM!


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-July 10th

The Produce:

apricots, beans, mushrooms, beets, blackberries, blueberries, cabbage, carrots, chard,  cherries, chives, cucumbers, fennel,  garlic scapes, spinach,kale, peppers, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, snap peas, sunflowers, tomatoes, zucchini

New vendors:

Help welcome Soho Road Naan Kebab and their famous traditional tandoori food truck and Green Gardens a new farm vendor to Mount Pleasant Market!

Hello Coffee:

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Did you know that this market has it’s very own coffee stand? Hello Coffee sells hot and iced SaltSpring Island coffee (mochas and lattes),  AppleBarn Apple Cider by the cup, bottled Raspberry/Apple, Apricot/apple juice and Livias Sweet biscotti! Buy a VFM Market Jar for $5 ($4.25 for members) and get a beverage of your choice for FREE! What a deal!

Coming Soon:

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Get ready for BERRY FEST!  Berry-themed Food Swap (Main St Market), BC Blueberry Council on hand, Fun with Food Activities with Kids and our Annual Pie Competition! Be sure to enter soon, as we only have a few spaces available!


Help us spread the word about your market… ask for a poster for your building or business or leaflets to hand out. Sign out a Mt Pleasant Market lawn sign and tell you neighbours about this great market!

Share your market finds @vanmarkets  #mountpleasantFM and follow Mt Pleasant Market on facebook!

See you Sunday!!


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CLICK ON MT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET TO FIND LOCATION DETAILS


Mount Pleasant Vendor of the Week

As another summer market season draws to a close here at Dude Chilling Park, we are excited to feature cocktail favorite Dickie’s Ginger for our final week!  Stephen Tufts, owner of Dickie’s, has found the perfect balance of fresh ginger, fresh lemon, and cane sugar, producing each delicious batch of ginger beer by hand here in Vancouver. We got in touch with Stephen to find out more about Dickie’s and his summer here at #MPFM. 

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How did your business get started and when?

I started my business at the end of March 2014, selling for the first time at an East Side Flea event. I just really wanted to be involved in the small business community of Vancouver making something people loved. Ginger beer was the best idea I had and also a personal obsession of mine.  Seemed like a good fit so I just decided to go for it!

What varieties of ginger beer do you produce? What is your best seller? And your personal favorite? 

 Lots! I think I’ve done almost 20 flavors at this point.

The best seller is still the original, followed by the “Bangkok Brew” flavor (lemongrass, lime leaf, and mint). Although I recently tracked down some frozen spruce tips leftover from spring and it sold like crazy! So I’ll definitely be doing that one again when they’re back in season.

My personal favorite was “Forest Fire” which had spruce, pine, chipotles and chilies. The raspberry also turned out really well this year. The special flavors are a mix of seasonal products and things that pique my curiosity. They are always limited release though so your favorite flavor one week might be gone the next.

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Do you provide reusable bottles? Can customers bring their own bottle? 

Yes. They are $4 for a 1L growler. Customers are always welcome to bring their own bottle.

What is the largest quantity of ginger beer a customer has ever bought at one time? 

14L, it was crazy! Someone brought 7 full size (2L) growlers to fill. There was quite the lineup behind them by the time I was finally finished filling them all.

Where else can we find your ginger beer in Mount Pleasant?

Several places – Dock Lunch, 33 Acres, Cartems Donuts on Main, Elysian Coffee on Ontario, Don’t Argue! Pizzeria, and The August Market.

It was so great to have you at the market this season! What do you love about #MPFM?

The customers! I think they are some of the friendliest around. I always get wrapped up in good conversations at the Mount Pleasant market. I also live closest to that market so it really feels like my community.

 

Come and fill a growler of Dickie’s at the final market this Sunday, featuring a special Thanksgiving themed flavor! Dickie’s Ginger can also be found at the Nat Bailey Winter Market beginning in November. 

 Website: http://www.dickiesginger.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/DickiesGinger

 


Mount Pleasant vendor of the week!

This Sunday is the Fall Fair at #MPFM! This week we are featuring a Vancouver Farmers Market staple, and #MPFM crowd favorite – Taves Family Farms Applebarn! 

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#MPFM regulars may best know Applebarn for their apples, peppers, and heirloom tomatoes – but this week Applebarn will feature a Pumpkin Patch and an assortment of tasty treats produced at their farm including caramel apples, caramel corn, apple chips, and fresh apple cider! 

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We chatted with Kelsi of Applebarn to learn more about the Farm and their produce: 

Where is the Farm located and how long has it been in operation? 

Taves Family Farm is located in Abbotsford, and we are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year!

What is your most popular item? 

Personally, I love the variety of apples we produce and our heirloom tomatoes, but the most popular customer item is definitely the $6 fill-a-bag pepper challenge.

What do you love about #MPFM? 

We were one of the first vendors at #MPFM and we really love it here. The people are so friendly, Mount Pleasant is a great community.

Come and visit the Pumpkin Patch this Sunday at the 8th ave entrance to #MPFM! Applebarn will also be offering $1 off pepper bags and 2 bags for apples for $10 for Vancouver Farmers Market members.

 Taves Family Farm Applebarn in Abbotsford features a country store, u-pick apples, and a pumpkin patch, for more information check out their website www.tavesfamilyfarms.com

written by Andrea Rivers, VFM volunteer