What’s Fresh at the West End August 13th
apples, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, chard, cauliflower, cherries, cherry tomatoes, chives, corn cucumbers, fennel, onions, garlic, garlic scapes, green beans, head lettuce, nectarines, peaches, peppers, radishes, raspberries, salad mix, snap peas, strawberries, tomatoes, zucchini
NEW VENDORS THIS WEEK:
Picked For You is new to the West End Market this week! Stop by their stall to pick up some Maple Ridge-grown garlic, green beans and herbs…they were picked for you after all!
TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT:
Pick up some natural fruit syrup from Frost Bites to make your summer snow cones or cocktails, some tangy arugula from Langley Organic Growers, and treat yourself to a gooey pecan chocolate (or a few!) from Take A Fancy Chocolate and Sweets!
This Saturday, is Bike to Shop Day! Cycle to the market and be entered in a prize draw for non-perishable goodies and bike related items made by market vendors. Cyclists will also be exempt from the $2 market money fee – just show us your helmet!
The West End Donation Station will be at the market this week for the Dr. Peter Centre Food and Nutrition Program! The program provides a complete and nutrient-dense menu that includes balanced portions of meat or alternatives, vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and dairy products. Any donation you can make is greatly appreciated—please consider filling a brown bag with fruit, vegetables, canned fish, nuts and eggs! Cash and market money are also accepted. For more information about the Dr. Peter Centre – visit their website at www.drpeter.org.
BCSPCA will be on site this Saturday. Visit them to get informed about SPCA Certified – an innovative farm certification and food-labelling program dedicated to improving farm animal welfare standards in Canada. For more info click here.
Vancouver Public Library will be in Nelson Park during the market for their Poetry in the Park Project!
Contest Alert! We’re excited to celebrate Tomato Fest at Trout Lake and Kitsilano on August 20th and 21st. Show us your ugliest tomatoes and enter to win $20 Market Money by tagging your ugly tomato photo #inglorioustomato @vanmarkets on Instagram. Winner will be picked on Friday, August 19th. Find your ugly heirloom tomato this week at Trout Lake Market
TIME & LOCATION:
Every Saturday 9AM – 2PM at 1100 Comox St on beautiful Nelson Park!
GET A COMPLETE LIST OF THIS WEEK’S WEST END FARMERS MARKET VENDORS HERE.
DISCOVER OUR FIVE OTHER SUMMER MARKET LOCATIONS ON OUR MARKETS PAGE.