Market News

Thursday, August 20 at the Yaletown Farmers Market

Have you been noticing all the tomato buzz on our Facebook page? That’s because its tomato season and we’re celebrating it! This weekend is Tomato Festival at our Trout Lake Farmers Market and our Kitsilano Farmers Market. How can we, at the Yaletown Farmers Market, get involved in this celebration?

Here’s some ideas:

  1. Participate in the #inglorioustomato Instagram Contest this week and you could win money to spend at the market! Snap a pic of the weirdest, wonderful-est tomato you find at the markets this week and give it the hashtag: #inglorioustomato. It’s that easy! Details here.
  2. Ask one of the farmers about the varieties of tomatoes they grow. Did you know there are over 150 varieties available at the Vancouver Farmers Market! That’s a lot of tomatoes!
  3. Buy some of these tasty gems and try a new recipe or can some so that you can enjoy them all winter long! Check out our Facebook page for ideas!

Yaletown Pop Up Business

Each week we invite one local Yaletown business to join us at the market! We have had La Pentola bringing their homemade pasta and tomato sauce, Jus Juice bringing their healthy unique juice blends, Westcoast Hot Yoga doing a yoga class, Living Produce Aisle with their microgreens and this week we have Pacific Chiropractic joining us. Dr Gordon Gertz will be at the market talking about their treatment and therapy options! Be sure to pay them a visit.

Contest Alert!

EDIBLE SCAVENGER HUNT

Salt Spring Coffee is offering you the chance to get up close and personal with local farmers, and the tasty stuff they grow! You could be rewarded with great prizes like foodie events, CSA shares and great coffee to name a few! Pick up your scavenger hunt postcard at the information booth. Get all the details here!

Ripe 2015

Our annual RIPE celebration takes place on October 18 in Yaletown at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall. Less than 30 early bird tickets are left, get yours quick! Check our RIPE event page for all the details!

See you at the market!


For a complete list of vendors every week, check out our online schedule