Market News

Kitsilano May 24 – at our new TEMPORARY location!

We’ve moved – just for a bit!

Thanks to all our shoppers and vendors who came out to celebrate our 20th anniversary opening day at our Kitsilano market, temporarily at Riley Park!

Help us by continuing to spread the word – the Park Board is currently repaving the parking lot at 10th and Larch that usually hosts us. The Kits market will temporarily relocate to Riley Park, at the southeast corner of 30th Avenue and Ontario Street, from May 10th – June 7th. The market will run on the same day (Sundays), same time (10am – 2pm), and have all the same vendors you know and love at Kitsilano! We will resume operations at the regular Kits site on June 14th, pending no delays in construction.

We thank our shoppers, vendors, and community partners for their patience in the interim, and we look forward to being back at the Kitsilano Community Centre very soon!

Who’s at the Market?

We’re welcoming a few new vendors to the roster this week.

Bobali joins us with tempting hummus, pestos and tapenades in a wide variety of flavours. If you missed International Hummus Day last week there’s still time to celebrate!

Le Meadow’s Pantry creates luscious jams, bold marmalades and unruly chutneys and mostardas using old-world techniques. All her preserves are made in small batches in copper preserving pans or enameled cast iron pans. Try a sample and see the difference small-batch preparation makes.

Beyond Bread are a local Kits bakery preparing their loaves the old-fashioned way, with natural leaven, individually shaped daily by hand. They use organic flour and strive to support local and sustainable practices. Try a whole wheat peasant loaf or snack on a danish as you shop – the best of local baking!

Food Scraps!

The Food Scraps Drop Spot returns to Kits this year so bring your scraps down to the market to be composted.

food_scrap_iconAt the Vancouver Farmers Markets, Food Scraps Drop Spots exist through a collaborative model. Vancouver Farmers Markets donates space, equipment and organizing power, Recycling Alternative offers discounted hauling service & website hosting and community droppers give $2 per drop to cover the discounted hauling fee.

Save the Drop Spot!

In order to keep the Farmers Market Drop Spots open in the summer, we need to collect $100/market to cover hauling fees (we’ve only been receiving $35). The Drop Spot is open every Sunday, 10am – 2pm.

  • Are you a dropper? Donate at least $2 every time you drop.
  • Not a dropper? Donate to keep the program going
  • Want to volunteer? We’re always looking for enthusiastic people to share the Drop Spot love. Sign up to volunteer today!

See you at the market!


 

For a complete weekly vendor schedule, check out our Interactive Market Map.