What’s Fresh Downtown – Sept 22

In Season Now

onionsAcorn squash, apples, artichokes, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, bitter melon, blackberries, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, dill, eggplant, fennel, garlic, gem squash, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mint, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, potatoes, peas, plums, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon, zucchini

Here’s some inspiration for a post market dinner!

Kohlrabi & Apple Slaw


*ingredients that can be found at the market
3 small kohlrabi, peeled and cut into matchsticks*
1 large apple, cut into matchsticks*
¼ large red onion, very thinly sliced*
3 Tbsp. chopped chives*
Shaved hard cheese – ask Farmhouse Cheese for a suggestion*
1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. honey*
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Combine the kohlrabi, apple, red onion, and chives in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper.

In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, honey, and vinegar. While whisking, slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking until the dressing has emulsified.

Toss the slaw with the vinaigrette. Shave the cheese over the slaw and serve.

Serves 4-6

Last week for these vendors:

Thai Princess | Ostro Organics | Trudy Ann’s Chai | Aussie Pie Guy

Don’t Miss:

For the next two weeks, September 29 & October 6, the Downtown Farmers Market will be temporarily moving to the Easy Park lot across the street at 688 Cambie St. Same day, same vendors – see you there!

Survey September at the Downtown Farmers Market. We want to hear from you, help us continue to grow the downtown farmers market by letting us learn about you and what you’d like to see at your market!

Pickup your Salt Spring Coffee’s Edible Scavenger Hunt card and complete 5 activities to be entered to win Salt Spring Island swag, $100 market money or tickets to our annual Ripe harvest dinner. #fairtofarmer

RIPE_appie_web_1Celebrate 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.

Help the market grow by spreading the word to your colleagues, neighbours and friends! Pick up a poster and some leaflets at the information booth and hang them up in lunchrooms, elevators, lobbies and community boards.

Visit us on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton St.) Thursdays, 2pm-6pm

Like us on our new Facebook page: Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market

Get a complete list of this week’s Downtown Market vendors here.