What’s Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-July 17th
apricots,peaches, beans, mushrooms, beets, blackberries, blueberries, cabbage, carrots, chard, cherries, chives, cucumbers, fennel, garlic scapes, spinach,kale, peppers, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, snap peas, tomatoes, zucchini
Welcome Honest Food Farm back to Mt Pleasant Market! All the way from the Similkameen Valley, The Zebroff family grow a wide variety of organic produce, be sure to stop by for their delicious peaches.
Gillespie’s Fine Spirits is an artisan craft distillery in Squamish BC. They produce a number of craft spirits from BC grain and fruit as well as a line of Boozewitch shrubs, tonic syrup and raw apple cider vinegar.
Don’t Miss Berry Fest!
This week we’re berry excited to celebrate berries: Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries…we love them all! Vendors are celebrating the sweetest season by featuring their berry-filled products:
Applebarn will be offering flats of gooseberries (last week for them) and currants for purchase. 5 lbs boxes for $25 and 10 lbs flats for $40.
Urban Digs has two sausages featuring berries for the Berry Fest this week: one bison and one duck.
Old Country Perogi has yummy blueberry-filled pierogis
Jordans Jam seasonal berry jams with berries from VFM vendors;Gooseberry Jam made with gooseberries from Applebarn, Blackberry Jam with blackberries from Paul’s Produce, Strawberry Jam with strawberries from Maan Farms
BC Berry Council will be on hand with lots of recipes,storage tips and and activities! Plus Mr Blueberry!
You can visit our berry fest page for more info: http://eatlocal.org/berry-festival/
Our Famous Annual Pie Competition
Bring a fork…there’s PIE!
Amateur and professional bakers from all neighborhoods were invited to bake their favorite berry pie and enter it in our BC Berry Pie Bake Off. All pies are made with BC grown berries and baked from scratch. Judging starts at noon, and shoppers can buy pie by the slice for a $2 donation thru out the afternoon. YUM!
Judging will take place between 12:00pm and 1:00pm at Mt Pleasant Farmers Market . Winners will be announced at 1:30pm.
Help us spread the word about your market… ask for a poster for your building or business or leaflets to hand out. Sign out a Mt Pleasant Market lawn sign and tell you neighbours about this great market!