Market News

Yaletown – September 11

September may just be the best month at the farmers market. It’s a great time to stock up on lots of goodies to can and have around for the winter season ahead. It’s also the time our fall favourites start to arrive like apples, pears and winter squash! Not to mention all the beautiful colours! Why do you love the market in September?

DON’T MISS THESE VENDORS:

Blackwood Lane Winery – dedicated to producing the highest quality wines in BC. All wines are handcrafted using only fresh new French barrels and aged extensively to produce wines that are winning accolades nationally and internationally.

Fable Naturals – fair trade certified bath and body products made in Vancouver. From organic lip balms, to sugar scrubs, you can feel good about putting these products on your skin.

Field to Fork Herbs – growing culinary herbs in Maple Ridge and Coquitlam as well making herb-flavoured breadsticks, kale chips, herb-infused wine vinegars and herb-scented soaps.

French Made Baking – specializing in French Macarons, Canelés de Bordeaux, croissants and more!

FARMER APPRECIATION WEEK

In honour of Farmers Appreciation week Sept 8-15, we’re celebrating BC Farmers and showing our appreciation for the fresh, local food they provide with a contest!

Instagram Contest: We’re giving away $50 to spend at any VFM market. Snap a pic of some delicious food made with market ingredients, give a shout out to the farm or producer who supplied those ingredients & tag it #thankabcfarmer. While you’re at it, thank a farmer in real life too! Contest closes: Monday, Sept 15 at 5pm.

YOU’RE INVITED: RIPE 2014

Sunday, October 19 – Roundhouse Community Centre

RIPE is VFM’s annual dinner fundraiser, a true celebration of the harvest that showcases the best of our producers paired with Vancouver’s top farm-to-table restaurants. We are thrilled to announce the 2014 roster to date, which includes Edible Canada, Vij’s Rangoli, Graze, and Forage, along with signature cocktails by VFM vendors Long Table Distillery and Odd Society Spirits, a special RIPE cask from R & B Brewery, and Okanagan wines from BC Wine Studio.

Tickets are available online with Early Bird pricing for tickets purchased before September 15th. For information visit: http://eatlocal.org/ripe2014/

See you at the market!