Market News

Trout Lake – July 11

There is so much available at the markets right now, and so many different varieties! Sole Food Farms alone has 5 different types of cukes: Salt Pepper, Diva, Crescent, Lemon and Bur Gherkin. How many can you find at the market?

(Yes, we know those are summer squashes and not cukes… but there are lots of them at the market too, and they came with a much handier picture)

Don’t miss these vendors

  • Choi’s Pottery: Handmade and hand carved Korean Celadon Pottery, all items are microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and lead free. Items: French Butter Dish, Garlic Jar, Tea Cup with Strainer, Egg Cup, Salt Pig, Honey Jar. You might even get to see Steve at work…
  • Great Himalaya Foods: Bev Komori, Tsezom Yuthok and Namlha Yuthok make Tsampa, a ready-to-eat traditional Tibetan cereal made from organic whole grain barley (sourced from Saskatchewan!)
  • Farmers on 57th: Their mission is to grow beautiful things in tune with our local ecology and make them available to others; to integrate gardens and fresh grown food into our ideas about health care; and to inspire and empower students, neighbours, volunteers and interns to grow their own nourishment and strengthen our local food system. Jess will be sharing a stall with Shirlene from Earth Apple Farm – be sure to say hello!

Show off your baking skills!

Do you know someone who makes a mean berry pie? They’ve got until Wednesday, July 15 to enter the Mt Pleasant Farmers Market BC Berry Pie Bake Off. We’ll be serving up slices by donation once the winner has been crowned, so even pie eaters are welcome! (Application form here)

Help us be good neighbours

We’ve been hearing some reports that market shoppers are parking illegally, leaving dogs in vehicles and creating dangerous situations with pedestrians in the Trout Lake neighbourhood. Help us be good neighbours and pack an extra dose of good karma when you come visit. We know parking restrictions are frustrating – here are some tips for how to get to Trout Lake. We always appreciate your support advocating with the city that farmers markets need a permanent location with access to parking!

July is #MeetMyMarket month in BC

Introduce a friend to your favourite BC Farmers’ Market in July and enter to win 1 of 2 amazing getaways for two (+ wine touring) to Sparkling Hill Resort in the Okanagan! On social media there will also be weekly prize draws throughout July for $50 to spend at the farmers’ market of your choice. (Read more). Let’s introduce BC to #TroutLake @Vanmarkets!

See you at the market!


Click here for this week’s schedule and market map

For location information, check out the Trout Lake market page