Market News

Hastings Park welcomes new vendors

This winter, market shoppers can discover some new, up-and-coming VFM producers that are found *exclusively* at our Hastings Park Winter Market!

garlic-festivalOssome Acres from Chilliwack, who grow a mix of wholesome veggies on their 5th generation farm, will be making a weekly appearance at Hastings Park.

New Westminster-based Steel & Oak Brewing Co. will be bringing their selection of craft beers to Hastings Park on a number of dates starting Nov 13.

Get your morning cuppa from local coffee roasters Roast’d

Wild harvest specialists North Pacific Kelp will journey down from Haida kelpGwaii with a range of sea vegetables and wild mushrooms for a series of dates between Dec 11-Feb 5.

Pig out on the Bacon Bomb after a market shop with new Hastings Park food truck Cheeses Crust.

Also joining us for the first time at Hastings Park this season are summer vendors Georels, Salt & Harrow Farm, Jordan’s Jam, Wayward Distillation House, Roasters Hot Sauce, Tempea Natural Foods, and gluten free bakery The Smallflower.

Haven’t been to Hastings Park Winter Market yet? It takes place each Sunday, 10am-2pm (except Dec 25 & Jan 1) from November 6 – April 30 at the PNE. More details at the Hastings Park webpage.

 

 


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-Oct 9th

Be sure to come by for the last Mt P Market of the season, it’s a perfect chance to stock up on your Thanksgiving menu needs!

What’s in season:

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apples, artichokes, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, melon,  bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, dill, eggplant, fennel, garlic, gem squash, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, honey dew, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mint, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, potatoes, pears, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, winter squash, zucchini

We have all the produce you need to make this delish stew:

SLOW COOKER VEGGIE STEW

INGREDIENTS:

3 large tomatoes, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

1/2 kabocha squash, peeled & seeded and roughly chopped

1 cup chopped bok choy

1 bunch spinach or kale (if using kale chop into bite sized pieces)

1 ear corn

1 small zucchini, chopped

1 cup oyster mushrooms, chopped

1 tbsp garam masala

2 tbsp KICS lemon syrup

1/2 cup AJI

Chicken or vegetable stock

DIRECTIONS:

Place the above ingredients in a slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook on low for 4 hours. Check the stew after 4 hours and add either chicken or vegetable stock. The amount depends on how much liquid is in the slow cooker. Start with 1⁄2 a cup and add more if needed. At this point, you can also add 1 drained tin of chickpeas or lentils. Cook another 2-3 hours. Season with salt and pepper.

This can also be made on the stove. The cooking time will be approximately 1 hour.
This recipe is great to have on hand as you can use any combination of vegetables you like. Make a big batch and store it in 8 or 16 oz containers in the freezer. You can turn it into soup simply by adding chicken or vegetable stock. Use it as a filling for wraps. Serve it over rice.

Thanks for the great recipe Karen Curtis (Kics Lemonade) 


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Do you see these helpful signs around the market? Let us know! Try something new for dinner tonight, grab one (or seven) of our Local Food Global Flavour recipes cards found throughout the market! #localfoodglobalflavours


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 stationsseasonal cocktails, and local craft beverage. More info on participating chefs and vendors, and to buy tickets, at the RIPE event page.


Did you get your LIMITED EDITION stylish VFM market bag yet?

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Grab yours before they are gone! Only $15, and for members $12.75


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

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See you Sunday!!


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-Oct 2nd

Fun for the whole Family! #MtPFallFair

Don’t forget to bring your “Veggie Brag” or “Veggie on Parade” by 9:30am. To be judged by shoppers and vendors, and winners get great Market Swag!


THE PRODUCE:

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Our famous annual Urban Pumpkin Patch brought by The Applebarn! Don’t forget to grab your pumpkin for Halloween and squash for Thanksgiving!

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

DON’T MISS:

Georels Smokehouse has Turkey Stock just in time for your Thanksgiving prep, and Old Country Pierogis has made some delicious  turkey and cranberry pierogis!


Member Appreciation Day!

We love our members! You always get 15% off at Hello Coffee, and 15% off cool Merchandise like our fancy NEW totebag!

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On Member Appreciation Day:

Applebarn – $1 Off Bag of Pepper Challenge

Lita’s Mexican Foods – $1 Off package of Fresh, Handmade Tortillas

Realmeals – 10% Off orders $40 and over 

Tempea Natural Foods – Handmade Tempeh, $4.50 for 200gm pack and $6 for 300gm pack

Urban Digs Farm – 25% Off all Pork Cuts

Make sure to sign up for a membership at the information booth if you haven’t already to take advantage of all your member perks!


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

CLICK ON UPCOMING SCHEDULES TO FIND COMPLETE LIST OF VENDORS

CLICK ON MT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET TO FIND LOCATION DETAILS

See you Sunday!!


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-Aug 14th

 

THE PRODUCE:

Apples,  beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots,  chard, cherries, corn, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, mushrooms, mustards, nectarines, potatoes, peaches, peas, plums, radishes salad mix, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini

MANAGERS PICKS:

Rai Produce grapes are here, tomatoes and garlic from Honest Food Farm, Dickies Ginger Beer, Muy Rico salsa and chips,greens from Salt and Harrow, and the last of the berries from Fresh Quality Produce!

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 or beautiful tomatoes this week at Mt Pleasant Market.


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!!


CLICK ON UPCOMING SCHEDULES TO FIND COMPLETE LIST OF VENDORS

CLICK ON MT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET TO FIND LOCATION DETAILS


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-Aug 7th

THE PRODUCE:

Apples, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, bok choy, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, corn, cucumber, currants, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, mushrooms, mustards, potatoes, peaches, peas, plums, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini

DON’T MISS:

It’s Member Appreciation Day! Membership has plenty of juicy market benefits, including Member Only Specials from our vendors and community partners, free Market Money transactions in the first week of every month,  Market Merch for Beefsteak and Brandywine Members, and much more!

Our members help support our 6 weekly summer markets and 2 weekly winter markets, without them the markets wouldn’t be possible. Not a member yet? Learn more here or ask at our Info Booth!

This Sundays Member Specials include:

Take a Fancy Chocolates $1 off Fleur de Sel Caramels

Urban Digs Farm buy one get one 20% all Bison Products

Tien Eamas Spells and Jewels all items tax-free

Mixers and Elixirs $2 off regular 12oz bottle of shrubs

A Meadows Pantry $1 off rhubard jam

Coast Mushrooms 10% off oyster mushrooms

Lita’s Mexican Foods $1 off each pack of tortillas

Rai Produce case of free stone peaches $35 ,nectarines $40

Hello Coffee members get 15% your beverages EVERY market

Be sure to bring your Membership card! 🙂

 

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!!


CLICK ON UPCOMING SCHEDULES TO FIND COMPLETE LIST OF VENDORS

CLICK ON MT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET TO FIND LOCATION DETAILS