Main St. Station – September 17

Join us at the Main St. Station Farmers Market on Wednesday September 17th in Thornton Park!

Fall is here and the most plentiful harvest will be offered to you by some of BC’s most awesome growers and foragers at Main St. this week. Look for an immense variety of potatoes, squash, pumpkin, cabbage, cauliflower, beets, peppers, leeks, onions, shallots, garlic, chanterelle mushrooms, artisanal cheese, apples, pears, preserves, and much more!

Summer has not completely disappeared yet, and there will still be beans, zucchini, eggplant, greens galore, and many varietals of tomatoes will be available in their juiciest forms! Don’t miss out on SPCA certified poultry, free-range eggs, Ocean Wise fish, fresh herbs, cut flowers arranged on site, salad dressings, irresistible baking, maple syrup, honey, olive oil, jewelry, cosmetics, food trucks, and buskers!

Pro-Am competition at Main St. Station!

Here’s your chance to compete head–to–head alongside a couple of the most reputable chefs in town. Chef Alvin Pilay of the Blackbird Public House and Oyster Bar and Chef Nathan Lowey of Campagnolo are inviting aspiring chefs to partner with them in a friendly Pro-Am competition at the Main St. Station Farmers Market on September 24th.

To enter for a chance to join either Team Pillay or Team Lowey, submit an image featuring a dish you’ve created using local ingredients along with why you want to compete on social media using the hashtag #VFMProAm . The deadline to enter is Friday, September 19, and final selections will be made by Alvin and Nathan.

The winner will receive $50 gift certificates to both Blackbird and Campagnolo restaurants. For more Pro-Am info click here.

RIPE 2014 is coming!

RIPE 2014 is Vancouver Farmers Markets annual dinner celebration, showcasing Vancouver’s top culinary talent, paired with the best of VFM producers. Appetizers and a sit down feast of market-fare will take place at the elegant Roundhouse Exhibition Hall on Sunday, October 19th from 4-8pm. RIPE 2014 will feature signature cocktails, micro-brews, BC wines, live entertainment and a silent auction. Get your tickets from our charming crew at the Info Booth or here!

Naturopathic Physician Dr. Carmen Tanaka will be at Main St. promoting health and wellness. This week Dr. Tanaka will feature new ways to prep a seasonal veggie – with a Japanese twist! Look forward to what you can do with beautiful eggplant from the market this week!

See you at the market on Wednesday!