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Yummy wedding favours


 Wedding favours come in all shapes and styles, yet many lack any lasting or even immediate meaning.  Why not give a truly unique gift to your guests that allows them to sample local, organic, home grown goodness?

Preserved BC Sunshine, a company devoted to bringing local flavours to your table, is the perfect answer to a wedding favour dilemna.  Find them at your local Farmer’s Market and online.  They make wonderful gift sets or give one beautiful jar for each guest and tantalize their tastebuds.  You can choose from a great selection of flavours and even design your own labels.  Karin Brauch works with her bridal couples to make her products stand out at your wedding and can guarantee your guests will enjoy a little sampling of B.C.

Farmer’s Market this weekend!!

Information email from My Markets News

 Winter Farmers Market on Saturday January 16 2010 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

 WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac Street at Victoria Drive

 At the Market

 Happy New Years Everyone! Welcome back to the Winter Farmers Market. We are off and running with another exciting line up of vendors including, Gelderman Farms, The Flour Peddler, and Kootenay Alpine Cheese Company. It is raffle day! Don’t forget to purchase a raffle ticket, for your chance to win an incredible prize. As well, The Chicken and Egg Dance is taking place on February 13th! Tickets are for sale at the bar, all profits go to support Farm Folk, City Folk. Having trouble organizing your days? Purchase a calendar for only $10 at the merchandise table! We look forward to seeing you all there!

am Empty
pm Jimmy Jackman

 The following vendors will be present*:

Vendors Product List
A Bread Affair hand crafted organic artisan breads
Anna’s Blumen Design cut flower bouquets, plants, tomato seedlings
Anne’s Preserves jams, jellies, marmalades, pickled beets, rhubarb & ginger chutney, zucchini relish
Bean Boy several flavours of homous
Bean Buggy coffee, tea and espresso beverages prepared on-site
Blackberry Hill baked goods, preserves, syrups, vinegars, dog biscuits
Blue Sky Shiatsu chair shiatsu massage
Branchin Out wood turnings, bowls, vases, etc.
Con Amore Kitchen pasta, pesto, dips
Creperie La Boheme hot crepes prepared on-site – sweet and savoury varieties made with local and seasonal fruit and vegetables
Dundarave Olive Company olives, olive oils, whole grain breads, savoury baguettes, olive pound cakes, spice rubs
Empire Valley Beef beef and beef jerky
Estevan Tuna tuna
Forstbauer Natural Food Farm certified organic: eggs, vegetables and fruit including (but not limited to) artichokes, beans, beets, carrots, zucchini, squash – many varieties, corn, peppers, potatoes, blueberries, blackberries, plums, strawberries, raspberries, frozen beef, blueberry syrup and jam, flax products, dill pickles
Gelderman Farm locally grown pork – all cuts, plus larger quantities by order
Goat’s Pride Dairy organic goat milk cheeses: feta, caprabella, capramonte, chevrotina, chevre, blue capri, blue caprina, yogurt, tomme de chevre, eggs
Golden West Farms organic apples, cherries, peaches and pears, organic cherries, tomatoes, peppers
Goldwing frozen ostrich, chicken, turkey and beef, ostrich jerky and pepperoni, ostrich eggs, ostrich oil, oil soap, feather dusters and leather
Granola King almond & nut butters, nut & seed mixes, granola
Great Day Bokashi indoor composting system
Hannah Brook Farm mint, sage, lemonbalm, watercress, tomatoes, beets, turnips, kale, broccoli, garlic, onion, salad – 60 cultivated greens, mustard
Harvey’s Orchards a large variety of tree fruit including apricots, apples, plums, pears, peaches, cherries, quince, nectarines. Also ground crops such as garlic, onions, squash, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli and more!
Hazelmere Valley Organic Beanery roasted organic coffee beans
Helmer’s Organic Farm Famous & Pemberton Potatoes, garlic, tomatoes, peas, beans, lettuce, eggplants, cabbage
Inner Alchemy tea blends
Iron Maiden Seafoods frozen at sea, hook-n-line caught, Queen Charlotte Islands salmon, tuna, shrimp, cod, octopus, squid, roe, fresh frozen & smoked vacuum packs, canned and travel pouches
Jane’s Honey Bees honey and beeswax candles, pollen, lip balm, soap, honey with nuts and spiced honey
Kalley Kandy honey almond nougat
Klippers Organic Acres certified organic vegetables and fruit including but not limited to: tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, spinach, lettuce, celery, herbs, melons, grapes, cherries, peaches, apricots, apples, plums and figs, salad greens, eggs, apple juice, jams, dried fruit
Kootenay Alpine Cheese cow’s milk cheese
Langley Organic Growers a large variety of organically grown greens, ground crop vegetables, herbs, garlic, shallots, eggs, strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, currants, corn, cut flowers, edible flowers
Leonine Kombucha kombucha
Little Qualicum Cheeseworks 10 varieties of cow’s milk cheese, fromage frais, cheese curds, free-run chicken eggs if available
Momma Nellie’s Goodies salsa
Poplar Grove Arbour hazelnuts – whole, shelled and unshelled and ground
Richmond Specialty Mushrooms white button, oyster, portabella, crimini and shitake mushrooms
Rise Artisan Bakery breads, buns, foccacia, biscotti, cookies, fruit tarts, marmalade, cakes
Royal Herbs creams, lotions, balms, tinctures, soaps, candles, aromatherapy items
Shalefield Gardens garlic, greens, kohlrabi, celeriac root, beets, kale, collards, witloof also known as begian endive, shoots, sprouts, organically grown winter squash, frozen blueberries and organically grown frozen raspberries
Summer Hand Bags handmade bags and purses
Sweet Grass Grill bannock, bison smokies, heated apples, veggie dogs
T & J Bison Ranch raw dog food and treats
Tarragon Foods pickles and relish
The Flour Peddler community based fresh ground flour
Vegan Mania Bakery vegan cookies, bars, baklava, biscuits
Vienna Treasures fruit strudel, cookies, bundt cakes, coffee cakes and more in the Austrian style.
Wild Products Network fresh and dried, wild-crafted stinging nettles, edible wild fungi, wild sea vegetables, edible wild berries, poplar buds, Labrador leaves

Please be aware that the product list contains some products which are seasonal and may not be available at all times.

A seasonal availability chart can be viewed at www.getlocalbc.org/files/Seasonal%20Chart.pdf.

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More information about the Vancouver Farmers Markets is available at www.eatlocal.org or by calling 604-879-3276.

* This list of vendors was current at the time this email was sent. Vancouver Farmers Markets and My Markets News

apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by late vendor cancellations.

Farmer’s Market Christmas Fair

This is an event I look forward to all year.  I have been attending this market for over 10 years.  They have moved to the Croatian Cultural Centre and I can’t wait to see how well they fit in the new space.


Saturday, December 12th


Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive

From their website:

The 14th Annual Vancouver Farmers Market Holiday Market is this Saturday Dec 12th at the Croatian Cultural Centre. With over 90 artisanal vendors to shop with, the Holiday Market provides the perfect oppourtunity to find that special gift item for the community-minded, eco-conscious loved one on your list. Whether it’s stunning handmade jewellery, lux textiles, gorgeous wooden objects or fine ceramics, this market hosts a selection of BC’s finest craft. For those foodies in your life and for your holiday entertaining needs, there are plenty of gourmet food products on offer: wild-crafted preserves, organic breads and cheeses, fine herbal teas, dried fruit and nuts, even 100-mile hand-milled flour! This year features artisanal demos from some of our market vendors, plus holiday music from local musicians. There will be hot food on site and a fabulous gift raffle! The Holiday Market runs 10am – 6pm @ the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive.