West End – August 16

Are you a garlic lover? Have you been looking for the heirloom hardneck and softneck garlic this season? Then this is your lucky week, joining us is Picked for You who will be bringing a variety of garlic along with their rare heirloom varieties of fresh snap and shell beans! If you’re lucky you might just catch them braiding some.

Share with Your Neighbours

We’re collecting $5 tokens at the Information Booth to help send low-income families and seniors to the farmers markets. This program is in partnership with the BCAFM Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program and will benefit participants at Renfrew-Collingwood, Mount Pleasant, Downtown Eastside, and Gordon Neighbourhood Houses as well as the Hastings Community Centre. Add an extra token on your next market money purchase and help increase food security for our city! Thanks for your generosity!

Upcoming Festivals

  • Corn Festival at Kerrisdale – this Saturday, August 16. Big Ol’ Corn Cookout and Tons of Cool Corn Stuff! Click here for more details.
  • Tomato Festivals at Trout Lake & Kitsilano – next week, August 23 & 24. Limited edition tomato basil gelato by award-winning gelatiere, James Coleridge from Bella Gelateria. Click here for more details.
  • Harvest Festival at the West End – Save the date, October 19. We’ll be hosting our Annual BC Fall Fruit Pie Competition, offering season recipes, informative displays and much more!

Instagram Contest

Take a picture of the weirdest, most imperfect and obscure tomato that you find at the Kerrisdale, Trout Lake, West End, Kitsilano, Mt Pleasant, Main St Station or Yaletown Farmers Markets this week. Tag it #inglorioustomato and you could win $20 to spend at Vancouver Farmers Markets! Contest ends August 22 at noon.

See you at the market!