Check out this week’s news and updates

Harvest Festival and BBQ

Thanks to everyone who made the Harvest Festival and BBQ a big success. Christina Sepedoza-Walter, from Wilbur and Sabastian’s Smokehouse and Bistro, prepared a fresh salad, cole slaw and peppers to go with the gourmet beef sausages and veggie dogs. Assisting at the grill was Centennial Secondary Student/sous chef Nick. A big thanks to Chef Adam Jonas, Centennial’s Culinary Instructor, for loaning us the grill. Also helping out at the apple bobbing tree were Centennial students Amy and Yuxin. Thank you to the rest of the volunteers; John and Diane, Nicole, and Abnash for their assistance. And to Sustainable SFU for sorting the compostable and recyclable materials from the waste stream. 

Thanks to Andy from Gesundheit Bakery who donated the rolls once again.  We’d also like to thank our other participating vendors for their donations and discounted products; Aji Gourmet Foods, JJ’s Country Cooking, Aldergrove Jams and Preserves, and Silverhill Apple Orchards and Red Barn Plants and Produce for providing the apples for the bobbing tree. It was a big hit. Delilah, the life-size ceramic cow from BC Dairy was also a popular attraction. Harvest Festival Thank You Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week at the Market

Please stop by the info tent area to participate in our dot survey. You’ll be asked to provide feedback in a quick and easy fashion by placing dots on a series of questions. Your opinions mean a lot us as we strive to make your market even better in the years to come. You may have noticed that we are no longer selling bottled water in our effort to reduce waste. We have a container of cool water available at the info tent each week and we encourage you to bring your own refillable container for water and you will receive a discount for coffee if you bring your own refillable coffee container.

You’ll be entertained by Forfeit the Anchor this Sunday.  Cam Mossop is a singer/songwriter from Port Moody B.C. who has been writing songs since he was in sixth grade.  He plays acoustic guitar, mostly original work with a few covers in between songs to grab people’s attention.  He believes that everyone carries a weight on their soul that they are unwilling to let go of, hence the name ‘Forfeit the Anchor’.  Lyrics are his main artistic focus and his goal is to have people connect with his songs, and ultimately with him.  Forfeit the Anchor

 

Port Moody Winter Market Starts Nov. 2nd

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder we lament the closing of summer. We have only three weeks left at the Poirier Street Market but don’t despair. The Port Moody Market starts the following week and this year it will run a weekly basis. You’ll find many of the familiar vendors there. You’ll still be able to stock up on some of your favourite foods and visit with friends. 

 

Thank You Terri

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn Sunday October 5th, market staff, vendors, local politicians, and dignitaries gathered to recognize the incredible accomplishment of our Chair, Terri Evans.  After 18 years as founder and Chair of the Coquitlam Farmers Market Society, Terri is stepping down from her role and assuming the Past President role.  

The Coquitlam Farmers Market began in 1996; it started as a class project that Terri created as part of her Community Economic Development class at SFU.  After completing the class herself and a handful of community minded people decided to turn this idea into reality.  18 years later the Coquitlam Farmers Market has grown from a 6 vendor, 10 week market; into a 70+ vendor, year round market spanning two cities. Terri’s vision, tenacity, and courage to create a space for community gathering where nothing existed is the reason why we have a dynamic, diverse market today.

We are all very grateful to Terri for her commitment to this organization, and to the local food movement. This week MP Fin Donnelly recognized Terri’s contribution in the House of Commons.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-19QO3O4ow&feature=youtu.be

In One Week – Halloween Spooktacular

We will be celebrating Halloween. There will be trick or treating and a costume contest. Come in costume and join the costume parade. The market will be decorated and there will be pumpkins everywhere! There will be pumpkin decorating the for the kids so bring your scariest ideas to the market.Pumpkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coquitlam Christmas Market – December 13th
We’ll be hosting a Christmas Market at the Poirier Sports Complex on Saturday, Dec. 13th. This is a perfect opportunity to buy those last minutes gifts or stock up on stocking stuffers. There will be crafts, preserves, specialty foods and many of our regular vendors in attendance. Save some of your shopping for that weekend.