Market News

Trout Lake – Sept 13

It’s FARMER APPRECIATION WEEK!

In honour of Farmers Appreciation week Sept 8-15, we’re celebrating BC Farmers and showing our appreciation for the fresh, local food they provide with a contest! We’re giving away $50 to spend at any VFM market. Snap an Instagram pic of some delicious food made with market ingredients, give a shout out to the farm or producer who supplied those ingredients & tag it #thankabcfarmer. While you’re at it, thank a farmer in real life too! Contest closes: Monday, Sept 15 at 5pm.

You’re Invited: RIPE 2014

Sunday, October 19 – Roundhouse Community Centre

RIPE is VFM’s annual dinner fundraiser, a true celebration of the harvest that showcases the best of our producers paired with Vancouver’s top farm-to-table restaurants. We are thrilled to announce the 2014 roster to date, which includes Edible Canada, Vij’s Rangoli, Graze, and Forage, along with signature cocktails by VFM vendors Long Table Distillery and Odd Society Spirits, a special RIPE cask from R & B Brewery, and Okanagan wines from BC Wine Studio.

Tickets are available online with Early Bird pricing for tickets purchased before September 15th. (More information)

Don’t miss these vendors:

  • Matthew Freed Ceramics: Matthew only comes a few times a season and brings beautiful minimalist pottery that will dress up any dinner table. Check him out!
  • Fruitguy Farms: Here ye, here ye! Michael is in from Naramata with his famous apple chips and juices. We know some of you are looking to exchange your empty bottles for a fresh one!
  • Goldwing: Did you know that Bonnie carries free range non-medicated meats? Find her tucked in a 10×10 behind blue coolers and ostrich leather goods. Ask her about chicken, duck, beef, turkey, pork and goose!

Survey September: This month, we’re asking our shoppers to share a little about who they are, what they care about, and how we can make the farmers markets better. Stop by our dot survey every week and put in your two cents!

See you at the market!


 

Check out this week’s interactive market map for the full vendor list

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