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This Week at the Market

Christine Crosby writes a guest blog this week about incorporating healthy food into school and work lunches as September fast approaches. This a follow-up  to her blog and demo on healthy, colourful eating four weeks ago. Christine is a long-time volunteer and former board member of the Coquitlam Farmers Market. She loves to share her passion for local food and healthy eating.

The Land of Deborah returns for another engagement. Born and raised in England, Deborah is a world traveler who now calls Vancouver home. Her influences range from Simon & Garfunkel to ABBA to Joan Baez. Her musical style is in the vein of Sara Bareilles, and Ingrid Michaelson and described in Georgia Straight as “Feel good folk-pop”. Deborah has won numerous awards, and she loves playing outdoor venues.MS_57[1]









Food Trucks & Ready to Eat Items

There are a number of ready to eat items for sale each week at the market in addition to our great line-up of farmers, and prepared food vendors. This week’s food trucks include; This Little Piggy Mobile Catering, Wild Roots Juice Bistro, and Rocky Point Ice Cream. You can also find pakoras at Mandair Farms – Country Village, and beverages at Handworks Coffee Studio and Kics Lemonade. Don’t forget to check out all of the delicious baked goods from the following vendors: A Bread Affair, Gesundheit Bakery, Chickadee Family Bakery, and Sweet Thea Cakes. Bon  appétit!

Farmers Appreciation Week September 8 to 14
We’ll be kicking off Farmers Appreciation Week on Sunday September 7th. Last week an art piece was started so that when the day arrives, we’ll be ready to celebrate. Farmer's Appreciation Art Project
The BC Association of Farmers Markets is having a poetry contest to celebrate Farmers Appreciation Week. Submit your best farmer-inspired poem for a chance to win one of six great prizes!The Grand prize – $150 gift certificate to your favourite BC Farmers’ Market. Regional winners – $50 gift certificate to your favourite BC Farmers’ Market.A total of six winners will be selected, one in each region of BC:  Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Kootenay Rockies, Northern British Columbia, Thompson Okanagan, Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, Vancouver Island.  You can submit your poem online:
 BCAFM Tatoo




Kids Day at the Market! September 14th 

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?  Click here for full details on how to register.2014 Kids Market Col