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This Week at the Market – December 21st

The last market of 2014 promises to be a memorable one. Fresh Choice Kitchens will be doing a couple of canning demonstrations, one at 11am and another at 12pm. They will be doing a Red Pepper Garlic Savory Jelly and they’ll be giving out samples with cream cheese and crackers. Fresh_Choice-kitchens (2)

You can access a copy of the recipe Bernardin-Red Pepper Garlic jelly.

The samples can be your hors d’oeuvres before you dine at one of the three food trucks on hand this week.

Big Red’s Poutine offers traditional Montreal poutine, as well as a variety of fun and unique poutine creations. They hand-cut their fries fresh on site. Each poutine is topped with real cheese curds and their homemade gravy.Gypsy Trunk Gourmet Fare 1

Gypsy Trunk Gourmet Fare offers handmade artisan vegan and gluten-free burrito style wraps.

This Little Piggy Mobile Catering features pulled pork sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches with double smoked bacon or pulled pork, Piggy’s poutine, and bacon and tomato sandwiches.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Jeff Neufeld. Jeff is a Burnaby-based singer, songwriter & guitarist who performs a wide range of “Vintage American” Roots music. From the old time “Brother Where Art Thou” styles, to classic 40’s & 50’s Country, Western Swing, Rockabilly & Blues, Jeff’s take on this classic music remains authentic yet fresh. Whether appearing in a solo, duo or full group setting, Jeff plays every song straight from the heart with a driving, high energy delivery that’s sure to appeal to music fans of all ages.

Community e-cookbook Draw Winner

Congratulations to Margaret Hortin. Margaret won the e-cookbook draw prize. We’ve gathered together some really great recipe ideas from vendors, local bloggers and shoppers alike! The cookbook will be finished and posted on the website within this week. Thank you to everyone for participating!

Coquitlam Christmas Farmers Market Thank You!

The first annual Coquitlam Christmas Farmers Market was a huge success with over 50 vendors.  Shoppers and vendors donated non-perishable food donations and ornaments under the Community Christmas tree for SHARE Family& Community Services. A special thank you to Michelle and Alyssa for setting up a photo booth a donating the proceeds to SHARE. Micele and Alyssa 

Elsa and Anna

Elsa, Anna, Michelle and Alyssa

A special appearance ad story time by Anna and Elsa from “Frozen”  added to the festive atmosphere. The Children’s craft area was busy all day with a variety of activities. Thanks to Port Moody Arts Centre and Burke Mountain Naturalists for providing some inspired crafts.


Pleasantside Elementary Community Choir provided some Christmas songs to the delight of a large crowd outside. Thanks to Angie, the children, and their parents for coming out and making this event especially festive.

Thanks to Silken for providing music during the rest of the day with a mix of original and festive favourites. Last but not least, a big thanks to all of the volunteers who made the day possible; John, Diane, Susan, Sophie, Aaron, Nick, Christiana and Sophie.  Christmas Market 1 (2)