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What’s Fresh At the West End September 17th

Farmers feed us! We <3 Farmers!

This week we’re celebrating our local food growers with Farmers Appreciation Week! Join us as we celebrate the importance local food and farmers make to our everyday lives. Take an extra moment to tell the farmers how much you appreciate what they do and how important farmers markets are to you!


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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


NEW VENDORS THIS WEEK:

Abbotsford-based Mandair Farms will be new to the West End line up this week. Their team is dedicated to bringing the community local produce and support healthy living. In addition to a stall full of produce, Mandair Farms will have tasty  hot samosas for sale this Saturday!


TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT:


DON’T MISS:

We 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, information, cooking tips, apple tastings, squash variety displays, and a Pie Competition! To register for the Pie Competition click here. We hope to see you on October 8th!

The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition will be on site this Saturday. CSNN Vancouver offers a holistic approach to natural nutrition and an education geared towards achieving optimal health and a lasting and rewarding career. Make sure to visit their booth if you want further information on their programs!

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 on now 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. Click on the link above to find out how you can get involved!


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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.