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.


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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 Mount Pleasant Market-June 11th

Produce

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

Meat & Seafood

grass-fed beef & lamb,chicken, bacon,  sustainably caught cod,  salmon,  pork

Other product

craft beer, wine, & spirits, dried fruit, frozen berries & vegetables, breads and baked goods, oats and grains, pickles & fermented foods, preserves, wild-crafted products


New Vendors!

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

Cascadia Bakehouse: naturally leavened breads with sprouted grains and an abundant use of local produce filling their pastries

Cheese Me: gourmet raclette dishes, with tasty, freshly melted cheese and a variety of delicious toppings

Hibiscus Foods: Jamaican pattys enveloped in a flaky golden crust and stuffed with delicious filling such as spicy beef, curry chicken, jerk chicken, vegetable, and spinach


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!


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!!