Tomato Fest

Summer came early and tomatoes are already popping up at the farmers markets! Join us this August as we celebrate the “Love Apple” with tastings, beautiful and informative displays and recipes to make with those delectable heirlooms you just found at the market.


Take a picture of the weirdest, most imperfect and obscure tomato that you find at the Kerrisdale, Trout Lake, West End, Kitsilano, Mt Pleasant, Main St Station or Yaletown Farmers Markets between August 14 and 21st. Tag it #inglorioustomato and you could win money to spend at Vancouver Farmers Markets! Contest ends August 21 at noon.


Event Schedule

  • Trout Lake – Saturday, August 22, 9am-2pm (North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park)
  • Kitsilano – Sunday, August 23, 10am-2pm (Kitsilano Community Centre, 10th Ave and Larch St)

Activity Line-up

  • Tomato Display: Did you know there are over 150 varieties of tomatoes at the Trout Lake and Kitsilano Farmers Markets? Including but not limited to 150VarietiesofKlippersOrganicTomatoes (click on the link for a PDF with pictures!). Check out our display tent to see some of the different varieties as well as suggestions for how to eat them
  • Tomato Tasting: What better way to get to know tomatoes than to taste them? We’ll sample Black Krim, Green Zebra, Taxi, Brandywine and many more!
  • Kid’s Activities: Look for our scavenger hunt, tomato facts, colouring sheets and more
  • Recipes: Got a favourite? Share it on our Facebook page! We’ll share some of ours at the markets

Spread the Word!

  • Print & put up our Tomato Fest Event Poster
  • Join our event on Facebook
  • Tag an #inglorioustomato photo on Instagram
  • Tweet about #tomatofest @vanmarkets