This week, we’re putting aside our two favourite colours, purple and khaki, to show our other favourite colour combination as we hoist the Canadian flag and wish our fellow neighbours a Happy Canada Day.
And there is much to celebrate! The rise in popularity at Farmers Markets means that people are more and more interested in eating locally produced, more nutritious, craft-made foods. The connection between farmer and shopper is getting stronger and we are so proud that we are able to help connect the two. If you are what you eat, then knowing what you eat is pretty important!
Here in New West there is much to do on Canada Day. Check out the annual celebration at Queens’ Park from 11:30-3:30 and then wander on down to the market. Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic in gorgeous Tipperary Park. We’re featuring a kids’ fishing derby and scavenger hunt, as well local favourite dixieland jazz trio Razzmajazz. We’re also bringing some lawn toys, and weather permitting, we’re hoping to start the (completely informal) annual RCFM Bocce tournie!
After we pack up at 7PM, you can saunter over to City Hall lawn or even further to the Quay to watch the annual fireworks put on by the Hyack Festival Association at dusk. Who needs to go away for Canada Day when a day of fun, free, family friendly festivities are right here?
Here’s the details about this week:
- Razzmajazz Jazz Trio 3-7
Art in the Park: (not a complete list; some artists are drop-in)
Vendors at this market : (not all vendors come to every market, so check this list if you’re looking for someone special – they are arranged categorically. Want a complete listing of all the vendors, even the ones not here this week? Here it is!)
Eat On Site
- Beer Brats – Beer. Brats. Brilliant.
- Gogo Java – Coffee, tea, smoothies, juice, and other liquids
- Maluma Health Foods – Bison hot dogs, bison smokies, bison chili and bison ribs and take home packages too!
- Varinicey Pakoras – vegetable pakoras
- Apple Barn Pumpkin Farm – Peppers, tomatoes, apples & pumpkins
- Celyddon Farms – Certified organic produce from Delta
- Dream Farm Natural Growers – produce grown in Burnaby
- Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm – organic produce, eggs, and beef
- Glen Valley Organic Farm – certified organic produce from a farm located only 50km from New Westminster
- Maan Farms – assorted locally grown produce
- Nature Village Farm – Asian produce grown in Richmond
- Greendale Herb and Vine – Cheddar cheese, cheese curds, herbs, nut butters and honeycomb
- Little Qualicum Cheeseworks – High quality cheese from Vancouver Island
Meat & Fish
- Copeland Foods – meat pies and frozen ready-to-eat dinners
- Fresh Off the Boat – Fresh fish
- Outwest Ranches – beef raised locally and fresh eggs
Bread & Baking
- A Bread Affair – Breads
- Blackberry Hill – Baked Goods
- Eat It Up – Gluten free and no-sugar-added fruit pies, cookies and green tea
- Sunrise Pita Company – pitas, chips, dips, and banana bread
- Amber’s Choice – baked madeleines, soups, salad dressing
- Anne’s Gallery – Jams, jellies & knitting
- Bean Boy Creations – Organic hummous
- Con Amore Foods – handmade fresh pasta and vegan spreads and dips
- Gary’s Kettlecorn – Kettlecorn
- JJ’s Country Cookin’ and Diabetic Foods – sugar free jam and many varieties of pickled vegetables
- Jane’s Honey Bees – honey and other bee products
- Simply Delish Soup Co – layered soup mix, rice pilaf mix, and spice rubs
- Alma Valle Fine Silver Jewelry – handcrafted sterling silver original jewelry
- Diva Dawg Clothing Company – dog clothing and accessories, altered art bracelets for humans
- Lesley and Brenda – assorted knitting, beaded items, and other hand made goods
- Mod Argent – hand forged sterling silver jewelry
- The Other Eden – cold process soaps scented with essential and fragrance oils, room sprays, body products
- Harmony Works Chair Massage – on site chair massage