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What’s Fresh at the West End September 24

IMG_20150923_142750IN SEASON NOW:

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:

Just in time for fall,  Rain City Soups LTD will be starting up at the West End this week. All of their soups are natural, handmade and prepared with love. They have no added chemicals or preservatives, and are made with only the freshest produce!


TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT:

  • Stop by Langley Organic Growers for some tasty champagne grapes!
  • Visit Little Qualicum Cheeseworks for a great selection of cheeses made from the high quality milk from their own herd of dairy cows!
  • Take a look at Jewels and Spells‘ booth for a beautiful piece of jewelry!

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 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!

Evo Car Share will be on site this Saturday offering market shoppers free memberships and 30 minutes of driving time…make sure to stop by their tent!

The Roedde House Museum will have a community table at the West End this Saturday which you should definitely check out! They will be bringing some artifacts from the Museum’s collection of turn-of-the-century food preparation pieces.


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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.