This Week at the Market – September 12
It’s Kerrisdale Days this weekend. This is the annual event when the streets are an open market where shopkeepers display their wares on the sidewalk and offer great bargains. There’s also tons of fun stuff to do for families and kids. There’s live music and food trucks too! Check out the events planned on The Kerrisdale Business Association’s website.
It’s Farmer Appreciation Week!
This is also the week when we celebrate our hardworking farmers. We’re celebrating farmers at all markets during the province-wide Farmers Market Week September 12 – 19 initiated by the BC Association of Farmers Markets.
What would the world be like without farmers? What difference do they make to your quality of life? Who are the stewards of our growing regions for future generations? Canadian farmers make it possible for us to eat local, nutritious food year round. We’re lucky to have a great group of growers in our community of vendors and this week, we’re celebrating their contribution to our great province and indeed to all of our livelihoods.
Farmers – Join us at the Info Tent at all markets for a nibble and a nosh at our Farmers Treat Station. Snacks and beverages will be on offer as a little gesture of thanks.
Prepared Food, Craft and Food Trucks – Show love to the farmers among us by donating treats to our treat table or buying a coffee for a farmer this week. Consider doing random acts of kindness for the farmer folk as we appreciate all their hard work and the fact that we wouldn’t have FARMERS markets without FARMERS!
Shoppers can get in the spirit by supporting our treat table through a donation at the Market Information tent!
Market Crew will be sporting Farmer Appreciation Week t-shirts all week to raise awareness of this special celebration.
Now, for who’s going to be at this Saturday’s Market:
This week we welcome The Fort Wine Company to Kerrisdale Farmers Market. Follow the link to read about this Langley-based winery and discover their range of products. Another new vendor will be Twisted Hills Craft Cider from Cawston, BC. Twisted Hills creates varieties with names such as Kingston’s Twist, Calville’s Winter, Pippin’s Fate, etc. Sounds intriguing? It does to me.
This week we’ll see the return of the ever-popular Stapleton Sausage Company. Plus we’ll have Greendale Grass-Fed Beef on site. Mogiana Brazilian Coffee will be bringing their fabulously aromatic coffee and beans to the market, so stay awhile as the weather promises to be good this weekend. Pair that coffee with a treat from littlehomecook who makes delightful mini loaves of baked goodness.
We’ll have pies, granola and deserts by Her Majesty’s Pie and The Granola King. Honey will be available from Jane’s Honey Bees.
Plus, we’ll have two organic produce vendors and a host of traditional produce and prepared food vendors as well, so we hope to see you at the market this Saturday!