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What's Fresh at Main St Station - July 19


Stone Fruit From Rai Produce

July Fresh Guide

Apricots | Blueberries | Raspberries | Cauliflower | Lettuce | Bison | Turnips | Radishes | Eggs | Chicken  | Patty Pan Squash | Herbs | Kholrabi | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Peaches | Cherries | Cheese | Grass Fed Butter | Strawberries | Peas | Zucchini

Check out our In Season at the Markets blog for a full market fresh guide.

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


In Season Now: Stone Fruit!

Peaches, apricots and cherries are popping up at the market and we couldn’t be more excited for these juicy fruits. This week Rai Produce will have 2 varieties of cherries, peaches and apricots. Stay tuned until we get organic cherries from Summerland from Golden West Nurseries on July 26th.


 


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 six other summer market locations on our Markets Page


What's Fresh at Kitsilano - July 16

What’s Fresh

Cherries | Garlic Scapes | Lettuce | Turnips | Radishes | Peas | Eggs | Chicken | Raspberries | Mushrooms | Herbs | Kale | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Zucchini | Carrots | Cheese | Blackberries

Check out our In Season at the Markets  blog to read about all the summer berries!

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL KITSILANO VENDOR LIST


Don’t Miss

Telus

Telus, a sponsor of the markets, will be bringing promo and service activations of PureFibre internet, as well as be sure to stop by for a Market Money draw for $50!

KidSafe Donation Station

The KidSafe Project Society is a Vancouver-based charity whose mission is to provide nurturing safe havens fro vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed. This week, drop by the KidsSafe Donation Station and donate, so the project can provide nutritious meals to children using market produce.


Kits Cafe Special 

Three Sisters Winery Vineyard

 At the south end of the market around the corner is the Kits Cafe, full of fun products and with its own busker! There is often coffee, alcoholic drinks, and other treats. Serving up sweets are Johnny’s Pops & Take A Fancy Chocolate.  Left Field Cider and Three Sisters Winery will be serving up cold beverages for you to enjoy (at home) and sample. Enjoy handmade delights from Old Country Pierogi and The Raw Guy. The farmers market can’t leave out the farmers though! Home Farm Gardens is a lavender farm and nursery and Hill Top Farms will have an abundance of cherries!

 


  Summer Market Schedules

  • Trout Lake – Saturdays 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • West End – Saturdays 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – Sundays 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – Wednesdays 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – Thursdays 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – Saturdays June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

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

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


What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-July 16th? Berry Fest!

Berries, Berries, Berries!

Join us at Berry Festival and celebrate the berry best season!  Now is the perfect time to stock up by the flat-load!  Find berry recipes, limited edition berry treats and taste berries from our local farmers including:

Sull Farms: raspberries and blueberries

Fresh Quality Produce: raspberries,blueberries,strawberries

Mandair Farms: raspberries,blueberries and strawberries

Applebarn Farms: gooseberries and currants

#berryfestival 🙂


And bring your fork, there is Mmmmm PIE!!

Our BC Berry Pie Competition is on this Sunday! Pie entries are now FULL but you can taste the winning pies by donation throughout the competition!

Plus you can pick up a whole pie from Her Majesty’s Pie Company this Sunday too! Which one is your favourite?

Mixers and Elixirs created a Verrry Berrry Shrub using Maan Farm Berries and is selling it by the glass this Sunday. It’s delicious! Grab yours before they are gone!


July Fresh Guide

Blueberries  | Garlic Scapes | Raspberries | Lettuce | Turnips | Radishes | Eggs | Chicken  | Patty Pan Squash | Herbs | Kholrabi | Cucumbers | Seafood | Collard Greens | Cherries | Cheese | Grass Fed Butter | Strawberries

CHECK OUT OUR IN SEASON AT THE MARKETS BLOG FOR A FULL MARKET FRESH GUIDE.

 

 

 

 


Summer Market Schedules

Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park

Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

Mt Pleasant – opened May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – opened May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – opened June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – opened June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

 

 


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What's Fresh at the West End- July 15

Summer is in full swing and every week we seem to have more and more amazing produce popping up at the West End Farmers Market!  Along with all the berries and cherries, will also be having crepes from Chouchou Crepes and handcrafted sterling silver jewelry from Ildiko Jewelry.


In Season:

Blueberries | Garlic Scapes | Cherries | Salad Greens | Summer Squash | Chard | Green Peas | Radishes | Potatoes | Eggs | Cheese| Seafood | Honey | Sunflowers | Mushrooms…Check out the full IN SEASON LIST HERE!

Photo credit: BC Blueberry Council

Make sure to also read the latest In Season blog post that features berries, berries, and more berries!  There’s even a delicious recipe for blueberry lemon pudding pie!


Sunflowers and Peaches

Along with their gorgeous gladiolas, Warmerdam Flowers will also be bringing sunflowers this weekend! Make sure to come early to grab some flowers to brighten up any room!

PEACHES!!! Snowy Mountain Organics will be bringing the first peaches of the season to the West End this weekend and we could not be more excited!


 Summer Market Schedules

Trout Lake – opened May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park

Kitsilano – opened May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

Mt Pleasant – opened May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – opened May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – opened June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – opened June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Get a complete list of this week’s West End Market vendors HERE.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our MARKETS PAGE.

Looking to get involved? Consider volunteering at the market! It’s a great way to get involved and help develop a more sustainable food system. We invite you to sign up via our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and start volunteering this season!


Join us at Trout Lake - July 15th

Berries are out in full swing at the Trout Lake Farmers Market. Come and get them! Stop in at Apple Barn for delicious goose berries and currents. Visit Langley Organics for sweet locally picked raspberries, soo good you may just want to buy them by the flat…


Produce: beans, beets, blackberriesblueberries, broccolini, bok choi, cabbage, callaloocarrotscauliflower, chard, cherrieschives, collards, currents, eggplant, garlic, garlic scapes, heirloom tomatoes, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mini peppers, mushrooms, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, raspberriessalad mixspinach, strawberries, tayberries, turnips, wild mushrooms, zucchini


Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves


CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL TROUT LAKE VENDOR LIST

THE TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET RUNS EVERY SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM UNTIL OCT 21


Featured Vendor

JASBIR COOKING UP HER FAMOUS
VEGGIE PAKORAS ONSITE AT THE MARKET

Jasbir Mandair has been coming to VFM markets since early 2016, and currently sells her berries, mixed vegetables, and hot pakoras at our markets. She has been growing commercially in British Columbia since 1983, but her farming roots go much deeper to a childhood spent on her family’s farm in the Punjab. VFM staffers recently had the opportunity to talk with her and tour the farm she runs with her son Sajan in Abbotsford.

FOR THE FULL Q & A WITH JASBIR CLICK HERE!

Mandair Farms is at the Riley Park Farmers Market all season!


Upcoming Events

Berry fest – It’s time again to celebrate our annual Berry Festival at Mount Pleasant Market Yay! There will be tons of fun Berry related activities for all! We will be hosting a Berry Tasting, Kids Activities and of course our BC Berry Pie Contest!

Where/When?

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market (Pie Contest Day) – Sunday July 16th from 10am to 2pm

  • Berry Fest Info Page here

Visit us at our other Summer Market locations opening soon all across the city!

Looking forward to sunny warm days and the produce that comes with them. Our other summer markets can be found here:

Kitsilano – Sundays, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.

West End – Saturdays, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.

Mt Pleasant – Sundays, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph

Main St Station – Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain

Downtown – Thursdays, 11am-2pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Riley Park – *NEW* Saturdays, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave. 


For more Info on the Trout Lake Farmers Market click here

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