Rain, rain go away….. hopefully by Thursday!
According to the forecast, Thursday is predicted as “variable cloudiness” so we are hoping that our second to last market isn’t nearly as wet as it is when I write this! We’ve got some fun stuff happening at the market this week and would much prefer for the drizzle to stay up in the sky.
First, we are pleased to have two community groups with us this week: the New Westminster Community Garden Society will be there, as will be representatives from the New Westminster Community Food Action Committee. They will be filming a short film about food security at the market. This film will not only help educate people about food security issues, but it will also be used with an application to the CRTC for New Westminster’s own community television station. Chat with the New Westminster Community Food Action Committee members at the market to learn more.
We also hope you’ll be coming back for week two of the Stamp Card contest. Pop by the info table with your stamp card for week two’s stamp! After you collect all three stamps, add your name and number to the back, and drop it into the draw box. One lucky winner will win a prize package with $25 worth of gift certificates to be spent at the winter market, as well as an RCFM ceramic double walled mug, a set of three of our amazing new produce bags, and a t-shirt (from our existing inventory) AND a free 2012 membership to our organization.
Bonus draw! Additionally, over the remaining two weeks, answer the question: What is the best thing about this 2011 summer farmers market season? and drop it in the draw box. One lucky winner will also be selected to win the same awesome prize package: $25 in gift certificates, the shirt, the mug, the produce bags, and the 2012 membership.
You may only win one draw, so we’ll pull the winner for the Stamped Card draw first, and if we pull the same name from the Best Thing draw, we’ll put it aside and pull another name.
Music this week is Jeff Huggins. Our music at the market is sponsored by the great people at the Heritage Grill. Be sure to check out the kids area with crafts sponsored by local realtor Derrick Thornhill, and stop by to see our facepainter Allyson to get your arm or face painted.
You can reach the market via transit by taking the 106 bus or the Skytrain to Columbia Street Station and walking to the market at 4th and Royal. Parking is available in the neighbourhood for free along Royal Avenue, Queens Avenue, or at City Hall’s lot after 4:30. Please respect our neighbours. Cyclists can drop bikes off to the fine folks at our info desk at the top end of the market for safekeeping. Don’t forget to check out our cool new merchandise – we are now selling reusable produce bags made locally by the people at Carebags.
A list of all vendors attending the September 29th market is below, but remember to check back for cancellations and updates! This list is current as of September 26th.
Eat On Site
- Gogo Java – Coffee, tea, smoothies, juice, and other liquids
- Mollie’s Minis – delightful and yummy mini donuts and other treats
- Ovenmonkey Bakery – selling fresh Langos – Hungarian fried flatbread
- Rizalina’s Juice – fresh made juice to order
- Samosa Guy – hot vegetarian samosas and pakoras, as well as frozen take home samosas
- NEW – Urban Wood Fire Pizzas – pizzas made in a wood fire oven
- Apple Barn Pumpkin Farm – Peppers, tomatoes, apples & pumpkins
- Canwest Farms – blueberries in 5 and 10 pound cartons
- Celyddon Farms – Certified organic produce from Delta
- NEW – Cranberry Meadows – cranberries grown in Maple Ridge
- Felix Farms – Guichon Farms – assorted locally grown produce by Fifth Generation Farmers in Delta
- 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
- Golden West Farms – Okanagan fruit grown in Summerland, many certified organic
- Maan Farms – assorted locally grown produce
- Nature Village Farm – Asian produce, potted herbs, and mushrooms grown in Richmond
- Red Barn Plants and Produce – assorted locally grown produce
- Greendale Herb and Vine – Cheddar cheese, cheese curds, herbs, nut butters and honeycomb
- Little Qualicum Cheeseworks – High quality cheese from Vancouver Island
Meat & Fish
- Outwest Ranches – beef raised locally and fresh eggs
- Port Hardy Seafood – BC caught fish and prawns
- Rockweld Farm – BC frozen chicken and chicken products including eggs
Bread & Baking
- A Bread Affair – Breads
- Blackberry Hill – squares, cinnamon buns, and old fashioned yummies like crisp rice squares
- French Made Baking – French-from-France baking.
- Sunrise Pita Company – pitas, chips, dips, baklava and and banana bread
- Sweet Thea Cake Company – tarts, pies, cookies, and cakes
Delectable Treats and Prepared Yummies
- Ace Curries To Go – curry sauces
- Gary’s Kettlecorn – Kettlecorn
- Maples’ Sugar Shack – maple syrup products
- Momma Nellie’s Goodies – Salsa, crisps, and cranberry jelly
- Simply Delish Soup Co – layered soup mix, rice pilaf mix, and spice rubs
- Dingolay Glass Creations – fused glass designs
- Ildiko Jewelry – hand forged sterling silver jewelry
- Kiki Kid’s Wear – hand designed, cut, and made kids clothing with a designer edge
- The Other Eden – cold process soaps scented with essential & fragrance oils, room sprays, body products
- Quality Oak Accents – Fine wood creations