Market News

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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Where to Park at Main St Station

Having trouble finding parking at the Main St. Station Farmers Market? We’ve got suggestions on some parking options nearby.

Parking Option FREE Cash Credit < 1 min walk < 5 min walk
Easy Park Lot #16
250 Northern St
1150 Station St
231 National Ave

 

Easy Park lot #16

  • Located at the southeast corner of Quebec and Terminal
  • Rates: 6am – 6pm $2.00 per half hour | 6pm – 6am $1.75 per half hour
  • Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express & EasyPark tokens accepted
  • 5 min walk to the market!

 

250 Northern St

  • Located on the 200 block of Northern St. (Between Western St. & Station St.)
  • Rates: FREE
  • 4 min walk to the market!

 

1150 Station St

  • Located on Station St. (Across the street from the market!)
  • Rates: $1 per hour
  • Cash, Visa, MasterCard
  • Seconds from the market!

 

231 National Ave

  • Located on the 200 block of National Ave.
  • Rates: FREE
  • Seconds to the market!


Food Scraps Drop Spot

Food Scraps Drop Spot is turning 3 in August this summer and we are at more locations than ever!

From now until October, we will be setting up Drop Spot at 5 Farmers Markets (Yaletown, Trout Lake, West End, Kitsilano, and Mt Pleasant), as well as 2 community locations, every week.

In a typical household, about 40% of garbage generated are compostable. By diverting that from the landfill, you are helping to retain valuable resource from going to waste and return the food scraps back into the food cycle. Also, compostable waste in landfill generates methane, which is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide in terms of its global warming potential.

So if you don’t have food scraps collection where you live, please consider using our community service – because what you do with your kitchen scraps and leftovers really makes a BIG difference!

To partipating is really simple. Just collect your food scraps at home, bring it to one of the location during the hours of operation, and drop it off. ($2 donation is really appreciated – as the donation goes to pay for the cost of running this program.)

For our collection – we accept:

  • fruit & vegetables
  • meat, bones & dairy
  • breads & pastries
  • cooked food scraps
  • soiled paper towels
  • coffee grounds & tea bags

On the other hand, we do not accept:

  • plastic bags (unless it is certified compostable)
  • plastics or styrofoam
  • oils or grease
  • Paper/plastic drink cups (unless it is certified compostable)
  • diapers or wipes
  • animal waste or cat litter

(*Dropping off the wrong material will contaminate the load and introduce unwanted substance into the compost!)

You don’t have to sign up. So you are welcome to join whenever you are ready. Feel free to start small or go for the max – it’s completely up to you.

For details about our program, our times and locations, tips, and ways to support our program – please visit the Food Scrap Drop Spot website at http://foodscrapsdropspot.ca.


Market Sponsor: Enerex Botanicals

The Trout Lake Farmers Market is brought to you in part by the generous folks at Enerex Botanicals. In addition to helping us with operational costs, they are hosting a season-long bicycle raffle and three Meet Your Maker: Nutrition Tours.  You can fill in a ballot for the raffle every week you come to Trout Lake and sign up for the nutrition tours online. If you see the Enerex folks onsite, make sure to stop by and say thanks! They’ll be at Trout Lake on the following dates: Aug 2, Sept 6, and Oct 4


EnerexEnerex Botanicals is a Vancouver-based nutraceutical company dedicated to contributing to a better world. Our goal is to lead consumers along the path to a healthy life by providing a comprehensive line of high-quality nutritional supplements, educating the public about the effectiveness of natural remedies, and taking every step to minimize our impact on the planet.

Since our start in 1997, Enerex has been committed to helping consumers improve their lives. We source the highest-quality raw materials, develop formulations that maximize nutrient bioavailability, protect the potency and purity of our products by using top-quality non-reactive packaging, and strictly adhere to the international Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards throughout the process.

As a strong believer in community, Enerex is very proud to partner with the Vancouver Farmers Markets. Buying local helps many ways: produce contains more nutrients when allowed to ripen on the plant rather than in a truck, less energy is spent on transporting food, and best of all, profits and benefits stay within the community. Come visit us at the Vancouver Farmers Market and help support our friends and neighbours!

 


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