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What’s Fresh at the West End October 1

IN SEASON NOW:

 

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apples, artichokes, basil, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, celery, champagne grapes, chard, cauliflower, chives, corn, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, fennel, onions, garlic, garlic scapes, green beans, head lettuce, peaches, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, salad mix, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini


TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT:

  • Stock up on different varieties of tasty Summerland-grown apples at Golden West Farms
  • Visit The Hive Printing to check out their awesome selection of Vancouver-inspired graphic t-shirts and other printed textiles
  • Make sure to treat yourself to a mouth watering cinnamon bun or another treat from The Smallflower gluten free cafe and bakeshop

DON’T MISS:

22-pie_crimpedWe have our annual West End Harvest Festival coming up on Saturday October 8th! The festival will include seasonal recipes, fun activities for kids and adults, cooking tips, apple tastings, squash variety displays, and our Fall Fruit Pie Competition! Pies are judged on taste, appearance, crust and originality. CLICK HERE to register for the Pie Competition…there are some awesome prizes to be won! We hope to see you on October 8th!

This Saturday is Member Appreciation Day! Bring your member card, or sign up for a new membership at the information booth. Make sure to look out for member specials around the market and take advantage of your 15% member discount off of Vancouver Farmers Markets merchandise at the information booth!

Some Member Specials:

  • Ice Cap Organics – 5lb bags of Organic Aisla Craig Onion, $8 (reg $10)
  • Purebread – .50 cents Off Any Loaf of Bread
  • Scentimental Creations – 20% Off Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Blend with Cardamon, Peru Balsam, Nutmeg, Ginger and Sweet Orange
  • Urban Digs Farm – 25% Off all Pork Cuts

The Salt Spring Coffee Edible Scavenger Hunt is on until October 9th! Pick up a card at the Market Information Booth or download online, then complete all five activities listed on the edible scavenger hunt card and submit it for your chance to win a number of great different prizes!

ChopSwap is a community campaign that helps turn local restaurants and their customers into zero-waste heroes, and they will have a station at the market this Saturday! Pay them a visit to swap your disposable chopsticks for a pair of reusable ones! All swapped + reclaimed chopsticks will be donated to local school arts programs, crafters and other creative initiatives (or sent to compost).


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Celebrate the harvest with Vancouver Farmers Markets at RIPE 2016! Tickets are on sale now for our annual dinner fundraiser, which takes place Sunday, October 16 at The Roundhouse. RIPE features a knock-out roster of farm-to-table chefs paired with VFM producers to present 8 mount-watering small plate tasting stations, seasonal cocktails, and local craft beverage. More info on participating chefs and vendors, and to buy tickets, at the RIPE event page.


TIME & LOCATION:

Every Saturday 9AM – 2PM at 1100 Comox St on beautiful Nelson Park!

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GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S WEST END FARMERS MARKET VENDORS HERE.

DISCOVER OUR FIVE OTHER SUMMER MARKET LOCATIONS ON OUR MARKETS PAGE.