This week at the West End – October 17

First Place winnerBC Fall-Fruit Pie Competition winner Jason McRobbie with his Apple, Quince and Cranberry Pie as part of the West End Farmers Markets annual Harvest Festival. All the fall fruit that’s in season at Harvey’s Orchards & Snowy Mountain Organics, inspired Jason! With twelve pies entered, our judging panel had their work cut out for them but loved the nicely balanced ginger in this pie.

For Jason’s recipe – check out this blog post!

Donation Station’s last week

This will be our final week this season that we will be collecting donations for the Dr. Peter Centre food and nutrition program. Thank you for your contributions so far and we hope you can find a little extra to give for our last donation station.

The Dr. Peter Centre’s program allows Vancouver’s most vulnerable citizens to receive healthy, wholesome meals to help with taking HIV medication and other treatments so they can better manage the illness and lead healthy lives. It provides a complete and nutrient-dense menu that includes balanced portions of meat or alternatives, vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and dairy products.

Please consider filling a brown bag with fresh fruit, vegetables, canned fish, nuts and eggs! Cash and market money are also accepted.

RIPE 2015 – last chance!!

Are you coming to our harvest celebration? Last year’s RIPE event sold out – this is your last chance to attend this one of kind event. A memorable evening of local food, craft beverage, live music you can’t help but enjoy and feel good about! RIPE returns to the Yaletown Roundhouse this Sunday, October 18! Check our RIPE event page for all the details, including participating chefs, farms and event tickets!

Winter Markets are coming!

The West End goes until October 24 (one more week!) and then we divide into the Hastings Park Winter Market (Sundays, starting November 8, 10am-2pm at the PNE) and Nat Bailey Winter Market (Saturdays, starting November 7, 10am-2pm at Nat Bailey Stadium). There’s just one weekend off in between!

See you at the market!

For a complete list of vendors every week, check out our online schedule