The Westside Community Food Market is back for 2015!

The WCFM is a collaboration with the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) and Kits House, happening every Thursday from 3-7PM, from July 2nd to September 24th on the corner of W. 7th Ave. and Vine St. in Kitsilano.

This market gives small local vendors an opportunity to sell produce directly to customers, and also helps low-income and vulnerable populations access local foods close to home through a coupon program. At WCFM, you will find a variety of locally grown produce, homemade breads, desserts and more!

Vendors and local residents can also use this opportunity to connect with each other while learning more about urban agriculture, sustainable growth, and healthy living. We will be featuring a weekly market Next-door-neighbour expert workshop to give market attendees the opportunity to learn a new skill related to cooking, growing, and preparing food, amongst other skills.

We also have activities for children, and live music throughout the afternoon.

We hope to see you there!

 

This year’s vendors:

 

Cherry on a bike – fresh cherries and other fruits brought to the market and sold on a bike.

Cherry Lane Farm – We are a small family owned mixed fruit and vegetable farm from North Richmond that has been going strong since the 50s. Along with supplying Kitsilano with some of the finest veg that the city has to offer, we supply a wide variety of restaurants around the Lower Mainland.

Edible Treasurz – Fresh ( sometimes local) dressing, sauce, marinade dip that are yummy on salad, veggies, fish, poultry, meat, pizza, sandwiches etc, as well as featured “Soaked Slow Roasted Organic Almonds”.

Frisch Urban Farms – Kitsilano grown, organic, fresh ultra-local vegetables and salad greens. No gasoline or machinery is used to grow our food or transport to market! Truly eco-friendly! All veggies are guaranteed to be the freshest at the market.

The Good Loaf – homemade breads, with olives, onions, walnuts and fresh herbs.

Green Garden Veggie Farm – A sustainably grown vegetable farm located in Richmond and run by Erin Dobbin from Kwantlen Farm School. All vegetables are grown on a leased 1/2-acre plot.

Judith’s Jelly – Organic, delicious home grown, home canned black currant jelly. Freshly cut flowers are also available.

The Lemon Square – Handcraft artisan Lemon Squares made with love right here in Vancouver. Keeping a focus on quality, we keep it simple. Hand wrapped they are perfect to eat now, as a gifts or for any occasion.

Nut Hut – specializes in organic, raw, non-irradiated nuts, and seeds & berries. Nut Hut is dedicated to environmentally sustainable practices and supporting small-scale organic farmers.

Original Mexican Gourmet – OMG has a delicious line of Mexican style caramel spread handcrafted in Vancouver with fresh goat’s milk. Only 5 natural ingredients, free of gluten and cow’s dairy. Flavours: Vanilla, Espresso & Rum.

Sea Tilth – Both graduates of professional diplomas in Sustainable Agriculture, Kristjan Johannson and Shannon Lambie now farm out in the fertile soils of beautiful Steveston, British Columbia.

Shady Acre Farm – a brand new urban farm started by two young women from Vancouver, Shady Acre grows produce according to the standards taught by the UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture.

Yummy Yards – is a multi-locational urban farm in Vancouver and Richmond that uses organic practices to grow vegetables and herbs on leased farmland, leased city land, and residential yards.

For the list of vendors at the market on a particular week, please visit the Facebook event for an updated list.

 

~We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help us with the market. If you are interested, please email Sarah Lone, our Market Coordinator, at sarahl@kitshouse.org~