Tomato Festival – this week!

These little heirloom tomatoes from Stein Mountain Farm look like jujube candies!
These little heirloom tomatoes from Stein Mountain Farm look like jujube candies!

Tomato Festival Is Here!

Summer came early this year and brought us a wonderful bounty of juicy tomatoes. To celebrate the delightful fruits, we’ll have recipes, a tomato display, tomato samples and kids activities. Spread the word by sharing our Facebook event page  and #tomatofest on Twitter and Instagram. If you can’t make it this Saturday at Trout Lake, Kitsilano will also be celebrating on Sunday from 10am-2pm. Check out their Facebook event page HERE.

Don’t miss these vendors:

We’ve been tomatoes EVERYWHERE at the market – make sure to check out the varieties at these vendors:

  • Albert’s Herbs & Nursery
  • Applebarn Pumpkin Farm
  • Forrest Nelson Certified Organic Produce
  • Harvey’s Orchards
  • Hill Top Farm
  • Klippers Organic Acres
  • Langley Organic Growers
  • Organic Farm Connection
  • Paul’s Produce
  • S & G Fresh Produce Limited
  • Sapo Bravo Organics
  • Shalefield Organic Gardens
  • Soban Organic Farm at Yarrow Ecovillage
  • Sole Food Street Farms
  • Stein Mountain Farm
  • Stoney Paradise

Food Scraps Drop Spot is Wrapping Up August 30th

With the recent Metro Vancouver Organics Ban, the Drop Spots are seeing fewer drops – which is a good thing! More buildings have implemented food scraps collections, allowing residents to dispose of their food waste at home. If your building doesn’t have organics collections just yet, contact our program partner Recycling Alternative (604-874-7283) or the City of Vancouver (3-1-1) for recycling collection options.  The last day for the Drop Spot at Trout Lake is on Saturday, August 29th. In the meantime, our West End Market will be accepting drop offs until further notice.

See you at the market!

Click here for this week’s schedule and market map

For location information, check out the Trout Lake market page