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What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-July 31st

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The Produce:

apricots, basil, beets, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, cherry tomatoes, chives, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions,  peaches,  plums, potatoes, radicchio, radishes,  salad mix, spinach,  sunflowers,tomatoes,  zucchini

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Vendors this week:

NEW! Georels:Artisan Bacon and Grass Fed Bone Broth

NEW! Living Lotus Food and Nutrition:handmade treats that are gluten free, organic, vegan and free from refined sugar

Don’t Miss: sunflowers from Warmerdam Flowers, getting your berries from Sull Farms and Fresh Quality Produce, peaches from Honest Food Farm and Rai Produce, organic tempeh products from Tempea Natural Foods, gluten free bread at The SmallFlower, bring your bottle for a Dickies Ginger refill!

 


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

Follow us on the Mt Pleasant facebook page

See you Sunday!!


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What's Fresh at Trout Lake - July 30

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The Produce

apricots, basil, beets, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, cherry tomatoes, chili peppers, chives, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions, kholrabi, melons, pattypan squash, peaches, peas, plums, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, spinach, strawberries, sunflowers, tomatoes, turnips, wheatgrass, zucchini

 

Manager’s Picks

With so many beautiful tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers at the market, this week is a great one for a greek salad! Get your veggies from one of our many organic and non-organic farmers, some olives and olive oil from Dundarave Olive Company, feta cheese from Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and you’ve got yourself a delicious summertime meal.

 

Don’t Miss:

Alcohol vendors this week include Bomber Brewing, Artisan SakeMaker, and Wayward Distillation House. Crafters include Jacqueline Robins Ceramics, Royal Herbs organic bodycare products, woodworker The Wooden Forge, and jeweler Nancy Esworthy Designs. Our alcohol-makers and crafters only come to the market a few times a season, so visit them while you have the chance!

Find us in the north parking lot of John Hendry Park, just north of Trout Lake.

GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET VENDORS HERE.

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


What's Fresh Downtown - July 28

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THE PRODUCE:

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

NEW VENDORS THIS WEEK:

Anderson Organic Farm – you’ll remember Anderson Organic Farm from the Yaletown market in May bringing in tasty strawberries! They’ll have more of those strawberries this week plus garlic, plums and cucumbers – all organic!

Tubify – joining us at the downtown farmers market for the first time this week. Stop by to cool off with a refreshing, small batch freezie made with all natural ingredients!

Twisted Hills Craft Cider Small batch organic cider produced from their own apple orchard in Cawston BC.

MANAGERS PICKS:

Beyond Bread will be adding coffee to their offerings this week. Pick up a late or a cold brew and stroll through the market or grab a pastry and sit and enjoy some live music from our talented entertainers Rob Forbs-Roberts and Jayne Trimble.

If you get as excited about what’s in season as we do then you’ll need to pick up some corn from Maan Farms, they only come to market monthly! Eat it right off the cob or make a corn salad!

Shopping for something for a summer guest or looking for a souvenir? Visit one of our crafters that make handcrafted jewellery and pen and ink line drawings of heritage buildings in Vancouver.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Help the market grow by spreading the word to your colleagues, neighbours and friends! Stop by the information tent and pick up a poster and some leaflets to hang up in lunchrooms, elevators, lobbies and community boards.

Visit us on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton St.) Thursdays, 2pm-6pm

Like us on our new Facebook page: Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market

Get a complete list of this week’s Downtown Market vendors here.

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


What's Fresh at the West End July 30th

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PRODUCE:

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

NEW VENDORS THIS WEEK:

The Smallflower is new to the West End Market this week. Stop by their stall to check out their line of 100% gluten free artisan breads and other baked goods!

TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT:

Pick up some corn on the cob from Maan Farms, cool down with a Johnny Pops fruit popsicle, and grab some colourful peppers from Hill Top Farms!

DON’T MISS:

Evo Car Share will be on site this Saturday offering market shoppers free memberships and 30 minutes of driving time…make sure to stop by their tent!

Inside Green, a Vancouver-based project that connects people through the stewardship and gifting of houseplants, will have 50 plants to give away to the first 50 shoppers that visit them on Saturday! Read more about the project here.

OUR LOCATION:

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 Main St Station - July 27

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The Produce

apples, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, chard, cauliflower, cherries, chives, corn, cucumbers, fennel, figs, onions, garlic, head lettuce, kale, nectarines, patty pan squash, peaches, peppers, plums, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, snap peas, fresh sockeye salmon, strawberries, sunflowers, turnips, tomatoes, zucchini

New Vendor This Week

Tubify joins the Main St Station vendor lineup for the first time. Cool off with a refreshing, small batch freezie made with all natural ingredients – yum!

Manager’s Picks

Cacao Macaroons by The Raw Guy, Bone Broth from Geogrels & Curried Carrot Orange & Ginger Hummus from BobAli Hummus, Pestos and Tepenades.

Don’t Miss

Learn how to save seeds at the Fresh Roots food literacy tent, just on the grass across from their farm stall!

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here.

Find more information on the Main St Station location here

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

 


What's Fresh At Trout Lake - July 23rd

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The Produce

apricots, basil, beets, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, cherry tomatoes,  Chinese lettuce, chives, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions, pattypan squash, peaches, peas, plums, potatoes, radicchio, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, strawberries, sunflowers, tomatoes, turnips, wheatgrass, zucchini

The Vendors

We’ve got lots of Trout Lake vendors that we’re seeing for the first time this season!

FIRST WEEK:

  • Earnest Ice Cream: Artisan ice cream with an emphasis on local, seasonal and creative flavours.
  • Forrest Nelson Certified Organic Produce: Cawston grown organic tree fruit, vegetables and herbs
  • Helmer’s Organic Farm: Pemberton grown organic garlic, potatoes and carrots
  • The Hive Printing: Artisan screen print shop in Vancouver, printing onto locally sourced fabrics
  • Twisted Hills Craft Cider: Small batch organic cider produced from their own apple orchard in Cawston BC.

LAST WEEK:

  • Natural Village: locally grown vegetables, fruit and herbs.

Manager’s Picks

Snag some fresh Smith Inlet Sockeye from Blue Comet Seafood, certified organic meat from Vale Farms Grassroots, or a scoop of regular or vegan ice cream from Earnest Ice Cream. It’s also corn and zucchini season – consider buying lots of both for corn and zucchini chowder, grilled together as a summer salad, or added to pork for a great entree.

Don’t Miss:

Helmer’s Organic Farm is back at Trout Lake with their many varieties of Pemberton, BC potatoes, grown on a certified organic farm using bio-dynamic practices. Unfamiliar with bio-dynamic practices? Ask them to learn more!

Find us in the north parking lot of John Hendry Park, just north of Trout Lake.

GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET VENDORS HERE.

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


What's Fresh At Kitsilano - July 24

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Produce

apricots, basil, bell peppers, blueberries, blackberries, broccoli, bok choy, carrots, chard, cherries, cauliflower, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, fennel, fresh herbs, garlic, garlic scapes, green onions, heirloom tomatoes, leeks, nectarines, new potatoes, mushrooms, patty pan squash, peaches, plums, radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, salad mix, strawberries, sunflowers, snap peas, sugar peas, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini, zucchini flowers

What’s New

Both Helmers Organic Potato Farm & Forrest Nelson return to the Kitsilano Farmers Market for the the first time this season, don’t miss them!

Top Picks

Ginger Beer from Dickie’s Ginger Beer

Lemon Sugar Buns from Pure Bread 

All Red Potatoes from Helmers

Don’t Miss

Evo Car Share is offering market shoppers free memberships and 30 minutes of driving time just by stopping by their tent at the market.

Get your bike tuned while you shop around the market with the UBC Bike Co-Op’s Cycling Resource Centre! This year the Bike Co-Op is collecting bike accessory donations (bike lights, helmets, bells etc) for their Pedals for the People and Bici Libre programs. Find out more about their programs here.

Get a complete list of this week’s Kitsilano Market vendors here.

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

 


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-July 24th

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THE PRODUCE:

Apples, apricots, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, bok choy,  carrots,  chard, cherries,  cucumber,  fennel,  green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale, kohlrabi,  mushrooms,  new potatoes, peaches, peas, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes,  zucchini

THE VENDORS:

Take Fancy Chocolate and Sweets Artisan Chocolate made from fair trade organic cocoa beans. They roast, grind and refine the cocoa beans themselves!

Blue Comet Seafood: has fresh sockeye salmon this week

Forbidden Fruit Winery: will be bringing some freestone peaches, white fleshed peaches, apricots and some new varieties of apples

Don’t forget to bring your mug to Hello Coffee for your Sunday cup of SaltSpring Coffee hot or iced java or AppleBarn Apple Cider! And be sure to ask for your Member Discount:)

Congrads!

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The Pie Competition Winner from last weeks Berry Festival is Joyce Ng!

The judges loved her Strawberry Balsamic Black Pepper Pie! A BIG thank you to BC Blueberry Council and The Hive Printing for providing the fabulous prizes!

Check out Mt Pleasant facebook page for more Berry Fest photos

 


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

See you Sunday!!


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CLICK ON MT PLEASANT FARMERS MARKET TO FIND LOCATION DETAILS


What's Fresh Downtown - July 21

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Photo by: Vancouver Civic Theatres

THE PRODUCE:

Apples, apricots, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, bok choy, cabbage carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, corn, cucumber, currants, eggplant, fennel, gooseberries, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, micro-greens, mushrooms, mustards, new potatoes, peaches, peas, plums, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, wheatgrass, zucchini

THE VENDORS:

Blue Comet Seafood’s – we just got word that Blue Comet will have fresh Smith Inlet Sockeye! Just in time for a weekend BBQ!

Guichon Farms – The folks at Guichon Farms tell us it’s corn season and we’ll see lots of it this week. Get ready for corn on the cob!

Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative – bringing you fresh wheatgrass, radish, buckwheat, pea & sunflower sprouts, all by bicycle!

MANAGERS PICKS:

Downtown for a pop-up appearance, Gypsy Trunk Vegan Food Carts ‘the Gypsy Burrito’ (field roast grain sausage & black beans) is popular among their followers! Let us know if you think we should keep bringing them back?

Earnest Ice Cream – they’ll be scoopin’ and selling pints! Get something seasonal or try a favourite like Whisky Hazelnut!

The Farm House Natural Cheese – pick up some Mediterranean-style yogurt; add a little honey and some berries for a tasty (and very local) treat!

DONT MISS:

Help spread the word! Stop by the information tent and pick up a poster and some leaflets to hang up in lunchrooms, elevators, lobbies and community boards. Help the market grow by spreading the word to your colleagues and neighbours!

Like us on our new Facebook page: Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market

Get a complete list of this week’s Downtown Market vendors here.

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


What's Fresh at the West End July 23rd!

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PRODUCE:

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

NEW VENDORS THIS WEEK:

  • Preserved BC Sunshine – Low Sugar Gourmet Jams & Chutneys
  • The Soap Artisan – Handmade Soaps scented with pure 100% essential oils
  • Tea Time – A tempting assortment of baked goods

TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT:

Pick up some sweet, juicy peaches from Snowy Mountain Organics, Get some cashew-filled olives from Dundarave Olive Company, and Make sure you get some fresh Sockeye from Blue Comet Seafoods!

DON’T MISS:

The City of Vancouver’s Transportation Planning Department will be set up in Nelson Park to engage with community members about new parking strategies for the West End. Have questions? Want to give your input? Head over to their set-up in the park this Saturday across from the market. For more info click here.

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.