Tag Archives: Local Food

Fresh Curbside Markets Are Back June 14 to October 28th

16 Jun


If you are looking for fresh food at low prices, you may wish to check out the Curbside Fresh Market which have returned for its third season.  The Curbside Fresh Market brings affordable local produce to select Vancouver neighbourhoods every week from June 14th to October 28th.    You can find them at the following locations and times in East Vancouver:

Mt Pleasant Neighbourhood House
800 E Broadway, Vancouver
Wednesdays 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Collingwood Neighbourhood House
5288 Joyce St, Vancouver
Thursdays  3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Mt Pleasant Community Centre
1 Kingsway, Vancouver
Fridays 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

For more locations, visit them on Curbside Fresh Market. Fresh Food and Low Prices is what you can expect.  Be sure to stop by one and check it out.

Long Table Outdoor Dinner At The Italian Cultural Centre August 26

6 Aug

LongTablePhotosA few years ago, I spent a month travelling around Italy. One of the best meals I had was a long table dinner in a working vineyard in Tuscany. It was a long ornate table set with wine and vin santo (dessert wine) made on site. It was truly one of the most amazing meals I’ve ever had and set in one of the most beautiful places I’ve travelled. The added bonus was meeting and getting to know people from all over the world and hearing about their travels.  Well the Italian Cultural Centre is bringing a bit of that Italian feel of the outdoor long table dinner to East Vancouver. They are hosting a long table dinner which will showcase local, organic and sustainable produce and cuisine. The long table dinner will take place Wednesday, August 26th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. This event is a collaboration with Slow Food Vancouver and is being billed as an “Urban Farm to Table”. You are invited on a food journey through Vancouver’s urban farms and learn about their sustainability. Tickets are available online or by calling Veronica at the Italian Cultural Centre between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 604.430.3337. We look forward to seeing you. This is one event we won’t be missing.

Winter Farmers Market At Nat Bailey Stadium November 1st – April 25th: Starts Today!

1 Nov

Pumpkins & SquashVancouver Farmers Market returns to Nat Bailey Stadium for their winter market starting today, November 1s,t from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The market will run every Saturday until April 25th save for December 27th.  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, prepared foods and artisanal craft. Also on hand, as usual, will be a few food trucks, hot drink vendors and a little live music to keep you entertained. And we hear covered seating areas and warming stations.

And if you miss Saturday’s Winter Market at Nat Bailey Stadium, don’t forget there is also the new Hastings Park Winter Market on Sundays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm until November 30th. Find this market in the Hastings Sunrise area on the PNE grounds between the Forum and the Agrodome.

Photo Credit: Deborah Waller

Nomination Process On Now For We ♥ LOCAL AWARDS

10 Jul


We ♥ Local Awards celebrates local food and agriculture across BC. This is a first-of-its-kind awards program which invites all British Columbians to recognize and elevate your favourite players in the food and/or agriculture industry.    How it works:

First up is the nomination process which is now open until July 15, 2013. Anyone living in BC can nominate one or more favourites in the 15 categories listed below. Next up is the voting which begins on July 16th and is open until August 5th.   Again, anyone in BC can vote for their favourite nominees in the categories listed below.

Why nominate and/or vote?   For starters, you are automatically included into a prize draw for a chance to win 1 of 20 $100 gift cards to your local Farmers Market. As  well, you will have an opportunity win a weekend wine getaway at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery in Oliver, BC.  To nominate your favourites, visit BuyLocalEatNatural.com now.

• Favourite Store to Buy Local

• Favourite BC Farmers Market

• Favourite Local Meat or Poultry Supplier

• Favourite Local Seafood Supplier

• Favourite Local Cheese Maker

• Favourite Local Sweet Treat

• Favourite Local Advocate

• Favourite Local Winery

• Favourite Local Brewery

• Favourite Local Food Truck

• Favourite Local U-Pick Farm

• Favourite Local Orchard/Fruit Supplier

• Favourite Local Restaurant or Café

• Favourite Local Chef

BC is full of great talent in the food and agriculture industry. Lets be sure those that stand out get a little  recognition.  Vote today and support local.

Hawkers Market Coming This Saturday, July 6th

3 Jul


The  Hawkers Market is a monthly recurring underground event that showcases local food and music.   They support local food entrepreneurs and give them a hawker stand (or pop up food stall) to sell their products.  The event is billed as a dining, shopping and social experience.  There will be many opportunities to eat food at the market and since there are so many great choices, you just might have to take a few treats home with you. The  Hawkers Market takes place at the East Van Studio located at 870 East Cordova Street this Saturday, July 6th starting at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10.00 and  available in advance at EventBrite, or $15 at the door.  There will be many locals hawking their wares including:

Bad Girl Chocolates
The Wonton Girl
D Original Sausage
Dolce Delights
Brown Paper Packages Ice Cream
Draught Storm Craft Beer
Let’s Cooking
Sweet Lily Bakery
We Against The Grain
Palki Chai
The Pie Hole
Looters Lemonade
In The Oven
When Pigs Fly
Nice Pops
Peche Mignon

This is definitely an event worth checking out. If you are not able to make this event, you can follow them on Twitter @hawkersmarket to keep an eye out for their next date.

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