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What’s Fresh Downtown – August 18

THE PRODUCE:

Apples, artichokes, apricots, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, corn, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, mushrooms, mustards, nectarines, potatoes, peaches, peas, plums, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini

TOP PICKS:

Cool down at the Earnest Ice Cream scoop truck and treat your self to a scoop or pint of your favourite flavour. Whiskey Hazelnut is popular among ice cream fans.

Grab yourself some arties as Donna at Glen Valley Artichoke likes to call them. She is more than happy to give you cooking tips and recipe ideas.

Get your fix of shellfish on Thursday, Sawmill Bay Shellfish will at the market for their once a month appearance!

Twisted Hills will be bringing the last of their craft cider for the season, they promise us they are planning to make more next year but in the meantime, grab a bottle of the Kingston Twist!

CONTEST ALERT!

Its your last week to enter our contest! As we celebrate the love apple at our Tomato Festivals at Trout Lake and Kitsilano on August 20th and 21st. Show us your ugliest tomatoes and enter to win $20 Market Money by tagging your ugly tomato photo #inglorioustomato @vanmarkets on Instagram. Winner will be picked on Friday, August 19th. Find your ugly tomatoes this week Sole Food Street Farms & Applebarn Pumpkin Farm and see if you can find a winner!

DON’T MISS:

You’re favourite knife sharper is back after a couple months off! Stop by the market to welcome Mr. Sharp back and get those knives like new again!

Emily Wight of well fed, flat broke is back with a post on stone fruit. To get the recipe on how turns Rai Produce plums into a Plum Galette with Thyme click here.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Help the market grow by spreading the word to your colleagues, neighbours and friends! Stop by the information tent and pick up a poster and some leaflets to hang up in lunchrooms, elevators, lobbies and community boards.

Visit us on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton St.) Thursdays, 2pm-6pm

Like us on our new Facebook page: Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market

Get a complete list of this week’s Downtown Market vendors here.