RIPE 2016

Celebrate the harvest with Vancouver Farmers Markets at RIPE 2016!


When: Sunday, October 16 – 5:30-8:00 PM

Where: Exhibition Hall, Roundhouse Community Centre



Our annual RIPE harvest celebration showcases the best of local ingredients from our farmers and producers paired with some of Vancouver’s finest chefs and restaurants. This year, we have confirmed top chefs Clement Chan of Torafuku, Meeru Dhalwala of Vij’s Rangoli, Ned Bell of Chefs for Oceans, Quang Dang of West Restaurant, Deniz Tarakcioglu of Cafe Medina, Karen McAthy of Blue Heron Creamery, Ryan Reed of Nomad, and Shelome Bouvette of Chicha.

RIPE 2016 will feature 8 mouth-watering small plate tasting stationscraft beverages from BC Wine Studio and Persephone Brewing, seasonal cocktails from Gillespie’s Fine Spirits and Salt Spring Coffee, and dessert tastings artfully prepared from fresh, seasonal and sustainably harvested food. For more details, read our event FAQs.


Tickets are on sale now – don’t delay as tickets will sell out!

Participating Chefs & Restaurants:




Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu, Cafe Medina


clementlogoChef Clement Chan, Torafuku




SONY DSCthumbnail_cfo_recycled_fish_logo_jog   Chef Ned Bell, Chefs for Oceans

IMG_4761Chef Ryan Reed, Nomad




west-new Chef Quang Dang, West Restaurant



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vijsrangoli   Chef Meeru Dhalwala, Vij’s Rangoli

unnamedScreen Shot 2016-08-11 at 10.58.44 PMShelome Bouvette of Chicha



author photoScreen Shot 2016-08-04 at 11.37.56 AMKaren McAthy of Blue Heron Creamery


Craft Beverages from:


BCWineStudio_LogoBC Wine Studio


GILLESPIE'S LOGO jpgGillespie’s Fine Spirits Ltd



imagesPersephone Brewery




Presented in part by:


Gold Sponsors






















Silver Sponsors











Become a RIPE 2016 Sponsor and support Vancouver Farmers Markets, the non-profit organization that brings local food to neighbourhood markets across the city year-round! View the RIPE 2016 Sponsorship Package here.

For RIPE media info, click here.

RIPE photography by Kaishin Chu and Joey Armstrong.