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Market Sponsor: Modo The Car Co-op

The friendly folks at Modo have been offering Vancouverites rides since 1997.

A true champion of community, Modo supports many local events and organizations around town, including the 2014 Kitsilano Farmers Market. This summer, Modo is offering complimentary lifts home from the market for shoppers who need a hand with their groceries and other local goodies. To sign up for a free ride, or to get details on becoming a Modo member, visit their tent on the following dates: July 20, Aug 10, Sept 28, Oct 12


 

ModoModo is Metro Vancouver’s only member-owned, not-for-profit carshare co-op, since 1997 – and the official carshare of the Vancouver Farmers Markets!

With a mission to reduce environmental impact for the region, Modo replaces private vehicles with shared ones, reducing congestion and alleviating pressure on vital green spaces and farmland.

Modo is proud to partner with local food initiatives that connect eaters with producers. Just as farmers markets are about more than simply feeding the belly, carsharing contributes toward a healthier, more resilient, livable city.

About Modo:
Whether living car-free or using Modo as a second vehicle, Modo members share hundreds of cars, trucks, vans and electrics across Metro Vancouver. Book by the hour or the day, and discover the cost savings and freedom of carsharing.

Gas, insurance are included, as well as great perks including Parking Benefits, Bridge Tolls, and discounts from local businesses and member organizations!

Joining is easy! Get started at www.modo.coop.


Market Sponsor - Novus

We’re thrilled to welcome Novus aboard as official sponsors of Yaletown Farmers Market! Vancouver’s only alternative to the big telecom giants, we know the folks at Novus will fit right in at what is arguably our trendiest, most urban market.

Stop by the Novus tent to grab a complimentary compostable shopping bag and while you’re there, chat to the friendly reps about their super-fast internet and customizable TV packages. They’ll be at Yaletown on the following dates: July 31, Aug 7, Aug 14, Sept 18, Sept 25, Oct 2


 

Novus Novus is your community choice for TV, Internet, and phone. Home-grown in Vancouver since 1996 – we’re definitely at our ripeness and ready to be picked.

You won’t settle for anything less than the freshest, local foods – so why settle for less than the fastest Internet? Our fiber optic network provides our customers with the best of the best in services straight to your suite.

Novus is very proud to partner with the Vancouver Farmers Markets. Our Internet and TV are world-class, and so are our people. And we’re all from around here. Yep, we live in your neighborhoods, love our city, and complain about the rain just like you.

 

Interested in becoming a Market Sponsor? Contact Jen (at) eatlocal.org


Berry Fest - July 16!

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You’re invited to come celebrate the bountiful berry harvest on July 16th at the Main St. Station Farmers Market! We’ll have activities for everyone in the family to enjoy! Enter our BC Berry Pie Competition, stop by a jam demo and check out the kids activities.

BC Berry Pie CompetitionVancouver’s best berry pie baker will be crowned!

Entry forms available at any market info booth or download it here . We’ll be sampling all pies by donation, so stick around after the judging and have a taste of the best pies in town!

*Entry deadline is Monday July 14

Jam Demos

VFM’s very own jam experts, The Jam Ladies, will be doing on-site jam demonstrations. Ask Joanne about jam making, berry selection and how to safely do it yourself! Demos will take place at 3:30pm & 5:00pm.

Fun with Food

Learn about berries and have fun! We’ll have fun educational berry themed games and activities for kids. Market Bingo anyone!

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We’ll also have special edition berry buttons, free recipes, berry displays and plenty of berries for sale!

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Trout Lake - July 5

It’s Member Appreciation Day! Not a member? Sign up online or at the Information Booth. You help keep the markets running in Vancouver and get sweet deals from vendors, 15% off VFM merch, and free market money transactions on the first market of every month.

Meet Your Maker: Nutrition Tours: This week, Holistic Nutritionist, Carol Crenna of Enerex Botanicals hosts the “Inside Guide to Salmon Salad”. Read more and reserve your space online!

Don’t miss these vendors:  I usually like to feature fresh food in season, but there are three artisans at the market this week who are making first appearances OR come on a rare occasion. I thought I could make an exception this once…

  • The Other Eden: Meander into Kay’s tent for a refreshing treat – her soaps and body care use only the finest natural ingredients
  • The Wooden Forge: Claudia creates elegant, functional objects out of imported and domestic hardwoods. Perfect wedding gift (or for your own kitchen!)
  • Ratatouille Designs: Susan crafts fine linen, cotton and silk items for you and your home. You’ll feel special just walking into her stall.

We’re turning 20! This July, the Trout Lake Farmers Market is entering it’s 20th year so we thought we’d celebrate with some cake and good people. Stay tuned for more details, but be sure to join us on July 19 to celebrate!

See you at the market!


*See Interactive Market Map for full vendor list

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Mount Pleasant - July 6

from Onsite Manager, Laura Gibson:

Be sure to visit your Mt Pleasant Market this Sunday on Member Appreciation Day! Not a member yet? Be sure to sign up! Lots of specials from your favourite vendors, you will save 15% on merchandise at the info booth, and we wave the $2 transaction fee when you purchase market money. Your support as  a member helps keep our markets thriving!

Great line up of vendors this Sunday near “Dude Chillin’ Park!” * Lots of greens to be had this week from Good Time Farming and Plenty Wild Farms, peppers from Applebarn, as well as beef and fish from Kine Meats, Vale Farms and Blue Comet! And berries, berries, berries!

New to our market this season:

  • Puff Kombucha tea brewery creates a probiotic tea made with 100% raw kombucha. Flavours like “Sizzling Ginger” “Hibiscus Kiss” and “Slick Mint” will give you a burst of energy!
  • Spread’Em Dips are perfect for dipping veggies and crackers, a great alternative to mustard or mayo, or even replace your standard base for pizza!
  • Bryan and Anges Warmerdam are there with lovely cut irises and nothing says summer like fresh flowers!
  • The Hive Printing and their great line of t-shirts, totes and coasters featuring designs inspired by local history and the natural environment.

Did you know about the Facebook Selfie at the market Contest?  You can win  a Bernardin canning starter kit and market money to stock up on your favourite local goods! Find more details at http://www.facebook.com/bcafm

Don’t forget to bring your compostables to the Food Scraps Drop Spot! About 40% of your household garbage is compostable; help divert scraps from the landfill!

Be the envy of all your friends and pick up a Mount Pleasant Market canvas tote bag, exclusive to this market!

See you on Sunday!


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