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Sunday, July 27th

This weeks blog has been sourced from Sustainable SFU and is by one of our long time board members Christiana Miewald.  She writes wonderfully about food security and sustainability. Click here to read this weeks blog.

This coming Sunday at the market is going to be a good one.

The car share company Modo is dropping by to talk about car-sharing and their existing network of cars across Greater Vancouver. They will be picking up one of their own cars to bring to the market as a display.

Our community guests are Bad Seed, a group from the City of Coquitlam who’s mandate is to educate and inform about invasive plants and how to help prevent their spread.

Our musical guests are Kylie & Jamie Shorter, two university students who have been playing at the Coquitlam Farmers market for several years. They love to cover many Country songs as well as share their original music.

Sunday will be the last market day of the month so it is of course Member Appreciation Day! Come by to get some really great deals from our vendors by showing them your membership card. Not a member? Not a problem! Swing by the info tent on Sunday to pick up your membership for $10. Memberships come with the aforementioned deals, market shopping bag, free coffee and voting rights at our annual general meeting.

See you Sunday!

Kids Day at the Market! August 3rd 

Join us for the first Kids’ Marketplace at the Poirier Street Farmers Market! Support the community’s children and youth in their (typically first) attempt to make a product and bring it to market.

This event is a great way for kids to learn first-hand what it’s like to develop a product to sell. The experience will give them a small glimpse of what it takes to come up with a feasible product, how to manage small-scale production, set up a visually-appealing space to market their goods, and interact with potential customers – all in a safe, supportive and friendly environment!

Thinking of participating?  Here are the details.

Want to participate in the Kids’ Marketplace?  Please fill out this application form.Check out the market this Sunday for an amazing selection of farm fresh produce, artisan crafts and tasty prepared foods! The growing season this year has been amazing – come see what is being grown locally in BC. Be sure to come by the information tent for free crafts, sponsored by 4 Cats Arts Studio Austin Station. They say that they are the best, most fun arts studio ever – and we agree! Grab a brochure to learn about their amazing summer camps for kids and check out a few samples of the incredible art they create. In our music tent we have the talented Forfeit the Anchor performing.