Seasonal Produce Guide
May/June: Asparagus, Artichokes, Cauliflower, Cherries, English Peas, Fava Beans, Fresh Herbs, Green Onions, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, New Potatoes, Radishes, Rhubarb, Salad Greens, Spinach, Strawberries, Turnips
Resources and Links
Get Local BC - Get Local is a community of BC food producers, businesses, and groups
working together to promote eating locally in the Metro Vancouver area
Vancity Credit Union
VanCity has offered us numerous grants and awards and is an ongoing supporter of our work in supporting sustainable agriculture.
Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC)
COABC is a coalition of Organic Certifying bodies across the province. In order to advertise as organic growers, farmers at our markets must be certified by a COABC recognized body or organization whose standards meet theirs. Check them out to see exactly what organic growing means and to see what COABC doing to support and promote BC agriculture.
FarmFolk/CityFolk Society is another organization in Vancouver dedicated to supporting rural-urban interface, supporting food security and lobbying for social change in food issues.
City Farmer - Vancouver's Urban Agriculture resource - bar none. Go here for everything you need to know about farming in the city. Lots of info on composting.
Slow Food Vancouver - find out about a great organization that's all about great food
Carebags - we sell these great reusable, washable produce bags that make saving plastic easy.
My Markets News - receive a weekly list of vendors at upcoming markets delivered to your inbox. You pick the markets and get only the information you want. A great way to keep track of your favourite vendors
Six Cent Press - our source for the best promotional buttons. Super fast turnaround and great service.
Meet Your Maker - where local food producers and local buyers find each other.
Food Scraps Drop Spot - blog about our food scraps collection program which piloted at the West End Farmers Market Summer 2011.
Home Guide to Composting - on the theme of composting and reducing food wste, a how to guide to composting at home.
Other Local Markets
British Columbia Association of Farmers Markets
This is a coalition of Farmers Markets around the province. Find a market to visit during your travels! Or, find out more about why markets are important to vendors, shoppers and communities.
Bellingham Farmers Markets - Bellingham, Washington
Granville Island Public Market - Vancouver, BC
Surrey Urban Farmers Market - Surrey, BC
Coquitlam Farmers Market - Coquitlam, BC
Royal City Farmers Market - New Westminster, BC
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance - Seattle, Washington
Portobello West - Fashion and Art Market, Vancouver, BC
UBC Farm - University of British Columbia - the last remaining working farm in Vancouver - support this model of sustainable agriculture and resource for growing the next generation of farmers.
Other Local Food Shopping Resources
NOWBC - Neighbours Organic Weekly Buying Club - can't find it at the farmers market or don't have time to make a trip to your local market? Check out this online local food buying opportunity.
July: Apricots, Beets, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cherries, Cucumbers, Garlic, Green Beans, Green Onions, Herbs, Leeks, Lettuce, Nectarines, Peaches, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Raspberries, Salad Greens, Spinach, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips
August: Apples, Apricots, Artichokes, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery Corn, Cucumbers, Currants, Garlic, Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Melons, Nectarines, Plums, Potatoes, Raspberries, Salad Greens, Shallots, String Beans, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes
September: Apples, Basil, Beets, Blackberries, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chives, Cilantro, Corn, Garlic, Grapes, Hazelnuts, Kale, Kiwi, Leeks, Melons, Red & Yellow Onions, Parsnip, Pears, Fall Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Radish, Swiss - Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Walnuts, Winter Squash
October: Apples, Beets, Blackberries, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Corn, Garlic, Grapes, Hazelnuts, Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Melons, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Winter Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Walnuts