West End – September 27
With only four markets left in the West End this season – there’s still plenty of fall foods to be found at the market!
Speaking of fall foods, Thanksgiving is just around the corner so now is the time to start planning your meal. We’ll have everything you need at the market, from proteins and produce to treats and sweets!
Have you reserved your turkey yet? Stop by to talk to the folks at Sleeping Mountain if you haven’t already. Goldwing is also taking orders to bring to the market next week.
It’s hazelnut season again and Poplar Grove returns with fresh green hazelnuts, a rare treat!
It’s time to celebrate the harvest at our annual Harvest Festival at the West End Farmers Market on October 18.
Attention Pie Bakers – we’re putting out an All Points Bulletin for the best pie bakers in the city. Bring us your Fall Fruit Pies and you may be rewarded with the big win. Click here for more details.
Other Harvest Festival fun includes apple tastings, squash variety displays, kids activities and delicious seasonal recipes.
Its Organic Week!
A celebration of organic farming, food, and products and the positive impact it has on the environment. Want to learn more about why organic farming is important? Check this out!
OR talk to your organic growers that come to the West End every week:
Crisp Organics | Cropthorne Farm | Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm | Golden West Farms | Huis Farm Ltd. | Ice Cap Organics | Klippers Organic Acres | Langley Organic Growers | Poplar Grove Arbour Hazelnuts | Shalefield Organic Gardens | Sleeping Mountain Organic Farm | Snowy Mountain Organics
RIPE 2014 is less than a month away!
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.
This month, we’re asking our shoppers to share a little about who they are, what they care about, and how we can make the farmers markets better. Stop by our dot survey every week and put in your two cents!
New Winter Market!
We’re bringing our newest market to the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood! On Sundays from October 5th – November 30th you’ll find the freshest and tastiest of what’s made, baked, and grown in BC. Local produce, meat & fish, cheese & milk, bread & treats, gluten-free baking, sauerkraut & preserves, soaps & jewellery, food trucks, and lots more are in the line-up every week! Click here for all the details.
See you at the market!