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Spring & Summer Farmer Markets In East Van

26 Apr

BerriesThe warm Spring weather is now here which also means more great local produce. We are fortunate to have yet another season of farmers markets lined up which offers us not only produce, but handmade goods, artisans breads, locally made jams, cheese, free range and organic eggs and of course wineries, breweries and makers of spirits are now on hand offering tastings as well.  Each market is unique and offers a little something different. Trout Lake is the largest and a great place to sit down and have a picnic on the spot at the park with your new purchases. River District is one of the smaller markets situated just below Marine Drive at the foot of Kerr Street in SE Vancouver, but generally different vendors than the markets organized by Vancouver Farmers Market.  Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is also smaller than Trout Lake, but we love that it’s on a Sunday so giving some options when faced with a busy weekend.  The Italian Market is held on Friday afternoons in front of the Italian Cultural Centre and is a personal favourite. Along with produce, you will find artisans, food trucks, coffee and more. The added bonus is the Italian Cultural Centre usually has a number of other events going on including art on display, live music and/or dancing.  The Main Street Farmers Market is a great afternoon market and perfect for those just leaving downtown for home, or a quick cycle from Mount Pleasant and the Olympic Village.  We have set out below the dates when the markets begin and end for the Spring/Summer season.

Trout Lake Farmers Market:
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Saturday May 7th – October 22nd
Location: North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake between Templeton and Lakewood south of the 13th Avenue Alley

Main Street Station Farmers Market:
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Wednesday June 1st to October 5th
Location: 1100 Block Station Street along Thornton Park across from the VIA Rail Station and near the Main St Skytrain Station

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market:
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Sunday June 12th  – October 9th
Location: Guelph Street between 7th & 8th Avenues (on the paved play area between Mt. Pleasant Elementary and Guelph Park)

River District Farmers Market:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Every Saturday May 14th  – October 15th
Location: 8683 Kerr Street (at E. Kent Avenue S.)

Il Mercato: Italian Market:
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
June 17th, July 15th and August 19th
Location: Il Centro, Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street (off Grandview Highway)

We encourage you to come out and support these local producers and vendors.

Winter Farmer Markets In East Vancouver

29 Oct

Pumpkins & SquashNat Bailey Stadium – November 7 to April 26 / 10 – 2

Vancouver Farmers Market returns to Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street for their winter market starting Saturday November 7th and will run each Saturday until April 23 save for December 26th.  The market will run each day from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.   This is a great opportunity to shop local all winter long. Each week you can expect to find locally grown fruit and vegetables, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods and prepared foods.  Also on hand, as usual, will be a few food trucks, hot drink vendors and a little live music to keep you entertained.

Hastings Park – November 8 to May 1 / 10 – 2

If you prefer heading to the farmers market on a Sunday, then be sure to check out  the market at Hastings Park beginning Sunday November 8th.  This farmers market will run every Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm until May 1, 2016 save for December 27th.  The market is located on the PNE grounds by the Hastings Skatepark. This market will also feature a great selection of local produce, including fish, poultry, meat and dairy products.  You will also find locally sourced  artisan prepared foods, baked goods, local crafts and food trucks serving hot food to keep you warm in the cooler months. Come out and support local this winter.

Photo Credit: Deborah Waller

River District Farmers Market May 30 to October 10

28 May

RiverDistrictMarketRiver District is hosting a Farmers Marketing starting this Saturday, May 30th. You can find this market at 8683 Kerr Street next to Romer’s Burger in SE Vancouver on the Fraser River.   The market will run from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.   You can expect to find many great local products at the market including produce, plants, baked goods, handmade goods, works by local artisans and live music.  We understand a few vendors on hand for the first market include Rocky Point Ice Cream Food Truck, Baguette & Co. and Stir-it-Up-Bike Caffe which if you haven’t seen is a pedal powered Caffè that uses Organic Marley Coffee. Stir-it-Up often has gluten-free snacks on hand so be sure to ask.  If you are not familiar with this area of Vancouver, the market is located at the foot of Kerr Street, one block South of SE Marine Drive and is easily accessible by car, bike or transit. The market will run every Saturday until October 10th.

Social Yoga & Veggies – The Market Series At River District Starting May 30

13 May

socialyoga_marketseriesIf you like yoga and your veggies, the new Market Series by Social Yoga might just be the class for you. On May 30th, The Social Yoga comes to the River District in SE Vancouver along the scenic Fraser River.  They will be offering 8 hours of yoga over a 4 week period starting May 30th  on the outdoor deck of 8683 Kerr Street. Should it ‘happen’ to rain, there is indoor space available. Classes run from 12:30 to 2:30 pm for $160, but the bonus is the price also includes a weekly market bag full of fresh produce from Shady Acre Farm. This is one of the Lower Mainland’s newest urban farms located in Richmond.  If you arrive early, of course you can take in the Farmers Market at River District which starts at 10:00 am. Or you can catch the tail end of the market after class as it runs till 3:00 pm.  Space is limited to 8 participants. Thus, if interested, best sign up early.

Vancouver Farmers Market In East Vancouver – Trout Lake Begins May 10th

9 May

 

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The warm weather is here and the much beloved markets are gearing up for what’s expected to be a busy spring and summer.  The first to get up and running in East Vancouver by Vancouver Farmers Market is:

Trout Lake Farmers Market:  9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Saturday May 10th – October 18, 2014
Location:  North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake between Templeton
and Lakewood south of the 13th Avenue Alley

Main Street Station Farmers Market: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every Wednesday June 4th – October 1st, 2014
Location:  1100 Block Station Street along Thornton Park across from the VIA Rail Station and near the Main St Skytrain Station

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Sunday June 15th – October 12, 2014
Location: Guelph Street between 7th & 8th Avenues (on the paved play area between Mt. Pleasant Elementary and Guelph Park)

Lots of options to get your local produce, plants, cheese, eggs, bread, jam, soup, baked goods, fish, chicken and visit some local artisans. Of course, the Farmers Market at River District is already under way at 8683 Kerr Street at the foot of Kerr Street and East Kent Avenue and runs every Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.   Come out and support local!

 

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River District’s Farmers Market Returns to SE Vancouver Saturday May 3rd

28 Apr

RiverDistrictMarket2014River District, located at 8683 Kerr Street, will be hosting a farmers market every Saturday starting May 3rd from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.   For those new to this market, this is generally a smaller market compared to the markets held at Trout Lake and Nat Bailey Stadium.  You can expect to find many local products at the market including produce, plants, baked goods, handmade goods, works by local artisans, live music, coffee and you will often find activities for the kids.   The market is located at the foot of Kerr Street, one block South of SE Marine Drive and is easily accessible by car, bike or transit. The market will run every Saturday until October 18th.

SE Vancouver in October: Pie Making Contest, Pumpkin Patch, Free Movies & More

18 Oct

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Lots going on at the River District in SE Vancouver this October.  There are so many events, we have set them out by date order.  

Friday, October 18th

Free showing of Tim Burton’s animated movie the Corpse Bride at 4:00 pm. As always, popcorn will be served.

Saturday, October 19th

River District Farmers Market is on from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Only two more markets left in the season. This Saturday’s market, they will be handing out 25 umbrellas to the first visitors to the Information Tent. Yoga classes routinely run on Saturdays at 11:00 am and 12:15 pm.

Sunday, October 20th

The Pumpkin Patch is back this Sunday from Noon to 4:00 pm.  Come play in the pumpkin patch, pose for photos and pick out your perfect Halloween pumpkin. Urban Digs Farms will be selling pumpkins for $5 each (cash only). There will also be lots of fun activities and crafts for the kids happening inside the Centre.

River District Knitting Club meets on Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.   All ages are welcome. No experience is required. You are asked to bring your own materials and equipment. If you miss this week’s MeetUp, the Club will be meeting bi-weekly on Sundays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. You can RSVP for this event at MeetUp.com or by calling T: 604.431.5594.

Saturday, October 26th

The last River District Farmers Market of the season takes place on October 26th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Come out and stock up on some local goodies.

Did you perfect your pie making skills over the Thanksgiving long weekend?  If so, you may wish to enter the Pie Making Contest being held on October 26th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. which will take place after the last Farmers Market for the season. Prizes include:  1st Prize: Metropolis Gift Card $150, 2nd Prize: $50 Gift Card to Romer’s Burger Bar and 3rd Prize: $25 Gift Card Starbucks.  Apply in person at River District or online by October 24th.

Sunday, October 27th

Halloween Party: Princesses, Pirates & Creatures Party will be taking place. Come dressed in your favourite princess, pirate or magical creative costume. There will be a costume contest crafts and other fun activities for the kids.  The event runs from 1:00 – 3:00 pm   And at 3:00 pm, there will be a free Munchkin Matinee showing of Escape From Planet Earth with popcorn, of course.

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