What’s Fresh at the West End September 10th
apples, artichokes, basil, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, chard, cauliflower, chives, corn cucumbers, dill, eggplant, fennel, onions, garlic, garlic scapes, grapes, green beans, head lettuce, peaches, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, salad mix, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini
TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT:
- Get your beautiful and flavourful red, golden & striped beets (photo above) from Cropthorne Farm
- Visit Goldwing to pick up some free range Aldergrove-grown chicken
- Stop by Blackberry Hill and treat yourself to a flaky, current-filled eccles cake
The West End Donation Station will be at the market this week for the Dr. Peter Centre Food and Nutrition Program! The program provides a complete and nutrient-dense menu that includes balanced portions of meat or alternatives, vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and dairy products. Any donation you can make is greatly appreciated—please consider filling a brown bag with fruit, vegetables, canned fish, nuts and eggs! Cash and market money are also accepted. For more information about the Dr. Peter Centre – visit their website at www.drpeter.org.
The Salt Spring Coffee Edible Scavenger Hunt is happening now 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! For more info click here!
The West End Food Festival is coming up next week from September 15th to the 20th! This is an annual event, geographically focused on Vancouver’s West End Neighbourhood, which aims to: create opportunities to celebrate the diversity of food and cultures in the community, bring public attention to various issues and concerns in our food system, use food as a mechanism to foster social inclusion and community building, facilitate skill development in urban farming and food preparation, and highlight existing community food assets. The Gordon Neighbourhood House will have a booth at the market this Saturday to share information about the upcoming festival’s workshops and events – visit them to get involved!
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!
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.