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Scenes from the Kitsilano Farmers Market #vanfarmers

Despite the rainy weather last Sunday, opening day saw the Kitsilano Farmers Market packed with people looking for fresh local food. The Foodtree team was in attendance talking with vendors, taking photos, and doing a bit of shopping of our own.

There was a great mix of tempting products available and I went home with baked goods, tulips, and my beloved asparagus. I took many photos that morning because everyone seemed to have something beautiful or delicious.

Kitsilano Farmers Market: radishes

Kitsilano Farmers Market: spring onions
Radishes and spring onions from Cropthorne Farm

Kitsilano Farmers Market: yellow oyster mushrooms
Yellow oyster mushroom from Hui’s Farm

Kitsilano Farmers Market: tulips
Tulips from Anna Blumen Design

Kitsilano Farmers Market: Honey
Jars of honey from Jane’s Honey Bees

Kitsilano Farmers Market: The Flour Peddlar
Flour grown and processed in BC from The Flour Peddlar

Kitsilano Farmers Market: tomatoes
Hot house cherry tomatoes from Celyddon Farm

Kitsilano Farmers Market: apples
Apples from Klippers Organics.

Next up for the Vancouver farmers market are the openings of both the West End and Main Street Station markets at the beginning of June.

As mentioned in our previous blog post, we will be launching an iPhone app in late June with a focus on farmers markets. We’re always looking for more beta testers so please add yourself to this form if you’d like to participate!

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  1. Yum! Makes me want to go to the Farmers Market. Starting this year, Bowen Island has its own monthly Farmers Market – every first Saturday of the month at Bowen Island Community School; a perfect spot for selling produce from the school garden. Did you know that it’s much easier to sell produce at the Farmers Market than to sell preserves or baked goods? I thought of selling jam and baked goods at the Bowen market, but when faced with multiple pages of rules and the need to provide recipes and batches for testing, I decided that I’ll continue to bake and make preserves for the consumption by family and friends. Right now, growing garlic looks promising: slugs, squirrels and birds don’t touch it, it doesn’t seem to be prone to disease and I bet the deer don’t like it for its odor. Can’t wait for July to harvest the garlic. If it looks good and proves to be predator- and pest-proof, I’ll become a garlic farmer!

    May 27, 2011
  2. We’re going to make sure the Bowen Island market is also on Foodtree and in the app so you can add more vendors.

    Speaking of garlic, I saw the first of the season at the Main Street Market this week. So at least some of it has come up already.

    June 10, 2011

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