Last Saturday of the Winter Farmers Market

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    The Vancouver Farmers Market is one of my most favorite things to do on a Saturday, any time of year. Interacting with local farmers and artisan producers is the best way to learn where your food is coming from, get recipe ideas and help support your local businesses. Most people think of an outdoor farmers market as a summer activity, but here in Vancouver we’re blessed with relatively mild winters that lend themselves well to maintaining a year-round farmers market.
    This Saturday, April 30, 2011 is the last day of the Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium (30th and Ontario) and you can get your fresh produce on between 10am and 2pm. This time of year you will see things like endive, hazelnuts, nettles, mushrooms, kale, sprouts and rhubarb, just to name a very few. You can also pick up local cheeses, fish, bison, beef, chicken, eggs and other proteins from farmers. While you’re there, make sure to take advantage of the various food vendors that will be serving up some tasty lunches.
    Come mid-May, the summer markets will start popping up around town:
    Trout Lake Farmers Market: Saturdays, May 14 – Oct 22, 2011, 9am – 2pm
    Kitsilano Farmers Market: Sundays, May 22 – Oct 23, 2011, 9am – 2pm
    West End Farmers Market: Saturdays, Jun 4 – Oct 22, 2011, 9am – 2pm
    Main Street Station at Thornton Park: Wednesdays, Jun 1 – Oct 5, 2011, 3pm – 7pm

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