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Halloween Spooktacular

The last Sunday at the Porier Street Market will be a spooky one! Everyone is welcome to bring their fantastic costumes to the market. Come by the info tent with your costume and get some early trick-or-treating done before the big day. Kids can stop by the Kids Craft Table and decorate their very own mini pumpkin provided by Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm

At 11:30, everyone is welcome to join the wonderful Land of Deborah in a costume parade around the market! This weekend will be a lovely way to close out the Poirier Street Farmers Market.

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. 
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.

 

Pancake Breakfast November 2nd

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We are going to kick off the Port Moody Winter Market off in style with a pancake breakfast! Join us in partnership with the Port Moody Amateur Hockey Association for what will surely be a delicious event!

 

 

 

 

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