What’s Fresh at the West End October 8
This Saturday is the Annual West End Harvest Festival – just in time for Thanksgiving!
Come on down and celebrate the harvest with a fun-filled day of activities for adults and children, great seasonal recipes, fun facts, cooking tips, apple and squash variety displays and our Fall Fruit Pie Competition! Pies are judged on taste, appearance, crust and originality. CLICK HERE to register for the Pie Competition (until 12PM on Friday)…there are some awesome prizes to be won! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
IN SEASON NOW:
apples, artichokes, basil, beans, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, celery, champagne grapes, chard, cauliflower, chives, corn, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, fennel, onions, garlic, garlic scapes, green beans, head lettuce, parsnips, peaches, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, salad mix, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini
TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT:
- Go to Cropthorne Farm to get your bag full of organic brussel sprouts
- Visit Aussie Pie Guy for a Harvest Fest Special soup made with market produce
- Get a hot chocolate from Sarcastic Bean Coffee to keep you warm while you enjoy the Harvest Festival
The West End Donation Station for the Dr. Peter Centre Food and Nutrition Program will be on site this Saturday! 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.
This is the last week of The Salt Spring Coffee Edible Scavenger Hunt! Pick up a card at the Market Information Booth or download online, then complete all five activities listed on the edible scavenger hunt card and submit it by October 9th for your chance to win a number of great different prizes!
ChopSwap is a community campaign that helps turn local restaurants and their customers into zero-waste heroes, and they will have a station at the market this Saturday! Pay them a visit to swap your disposable chopsticks for a pair of reusable ones! All swapped + reclaimed chopsticks will be donated to local school arts programs, crafters and other creative initiatives (or sent to compost).
Celebrate the harvest with Vancouver Farmers Markets at RIPE 2016! Tickets are on sale now for our annual dinner fundraiser, which takes place Sunday, October 16 at The Roundhouse. RIPE features a knock-out roster of farm-to-table chefs paired with VFM producers to present 8 mount-watering small plate tasting stations, seasonal cocktails, and local craft beverage. More info on participating chefs and vendors, and to buy tickets, at the RIPE event page.
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.