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The Weekend Starts Now – June 29

The Weekend Starts Now!

Start your long weekend off with a visit to the market this Thursday! Stock up on all your farm fresh Canada Day weekend supplies. Whether you’re having a BBQ, going to the beach or attending other festivities we’ve got you covered!

For the BBQ – Craft beverages: Wayward Distillation House brings their popular Unruly Vodka and Unruly Gin from the Comox Valley and BC Wine Studio will be will have their signature Siren’s Call from the Okanagan.

For the beach – Prepare easy & health snacks: Grab some carrots from Sole Food and dip from BobAli Hummus, Pestos and Tapenades. Cherries & snap peas are some other favourites!

For other festivities – Consider building a sandwich: A slice of The Farm House Natural Cheeses award winning heidi goes great with Rising Knead Sourdough bread and a slice of an Applebarn’s heirloom tomato to create a tasty sandwich for those on the go!

We’ve got great lunch options at the food trucks this week and lots of items that make great snacks to take back to the office. The food tuck lineup this week includes Gaia Ma, Disco Cheetah & Cheeses Crust bringing you a variety of tasty lunch options! Make sure to pick up a Loyalty Lunch Card from the market info tent and every 8th lunch is on us!


In Season:

Strawberries | Cherries | Garlic Scapes | Snap Peas | Turnips | Spinach | Salad Greens | Fennel | Check out what else your local farmers are expecting to bring to market HERE!


Meet our Farmers:

Maan Farms – Started in 1977, Maan Farms began by producing cole crops, but soon shifted to growing the delicious strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Swing by their stall for a sample and have a taste of these juicy berries!

BC Garlic Growers – is a certified organic family owned operation that strives to bring the best garlic flavours to you! The harvest season starts with delicious green garlic scapes used for soups, stews, stir-fries and pesto. Find scapes at the market now but get them while you can – they are only in season for a short time.

GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S DOWNTOWN MARKET VENDORS HERE


Downtown Farmers Market Fresh Box

No time to shop? Order a FreshBox! With a Downtown Farmers Market FreshBox you’ll get a market shopping trip done in 5 minutes. Pickup is Thursday at the Downtown Farmers Market.

For $25 per week, you get a 5-7 items packed and ready to go home with you! Here’s what was in last weeks fresh box: Salad Mix, Kohlrabi, Apple Cider, Garlic Scapes, Cherries, Cherry Tomatoes, Baby Bok Choy, Carrots

NEW! You can customize your FreshBox by adding eggs or bread!

ORDER YOUR FRESHBOX FOR JULY 6 NOW


Help us spread the word! Print out a Downtown Farmers Market poster for your lunch room, and help promote the market on your social media channels with these handy sample posts and market photos!

VISIT US AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE PLAZA (650 HAMILTON ST.), EVERY THURSDAY, 11AM-3PM, UNTIL OCTOBER 5TH

FIND MORE INFORMATION ON THE DOWNTOWN LOCATION HERE

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