Market News

What’s Fresh Downtown – August 25

THE PRODUCE:

Artichokes, Cucamelons, Concord Grapes, Gravenstein Apples, Heirloom Tomatoes, King Oyster Mushrooms, Kohlrabi, Pattypan Squash, Pears, Purple Beans, Sweet Peppers, Sungold Tomatoes

TOP PICKS:

Shalefield Organic Gardens – this past week our market team was lucky enough to visit Shalefield Organic Gardens in the Columbia Valley. We toured the 10-acre farm and got to see first hand where all the delicious berries, greens, tomatoes and cucumbers grow! Stop by their stall this week to see what made it to the market and for a taste of this biodynamic farm!

The Pie Hole – With apples now in season, it’s time to stop by The Pie Hole stall and see what pie creations they are coming up with. Will there be the Apple Brown Butter Rosemary Pie or perhaps an Apple Blackberry Pie or both!

Watershed Naturals – Be sure to stock up on skincare this week as Watershed Naturals is not downtown again until October. If you haven’t tried a bar of this luxury soap yet, this is your chance! What makes their natural handcrafted soap different from others? It’s the Avocado!

DON’T MISS:

Mr. Sharp, the knife sharpening service is back at the Downtown Farmers Market! Drop off those kitchen knifes when you get to the market, do your weekly shopping, and pick them up when you’re done! Dinner has never been so easy!

RIPE_appie_webEarly Bird tickets for RIPE 2016 on sale now! A limited number of discounted tickets (save $15) are still available for Vancouver Farmers Markets’ Annual Dinner Celebration, taking place at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall on Sunday, October 16th. RIPE 2016 will feature 8 of the city’s top farm-to-table restaurants paired with our farms and producers to present a local food feast to remember!

And the best part? Buy your tickets before August 31st and be entered to win a pair of tickets to Metro Vancouver Feast of FieldsGet tickets today!

TAKE A POSTER!

Help the market grow by spreading the word to your colleagues, neighbours and friends! Pick up a poster and some leaflets at the information booth and hang them 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.