Explore the Summer Farmers Markets
Posted June 27, 2009on:
C3YVR has a great suggestion for finding cool, unique ingredients to include in your cupcake recipes- check out the local farmers markets in your neck of the woods! Vancouver is really lucky to have a large selection of great markets to attend, and there’s plenty of time before CupcakeCamp YVR to go hunting for great ingredients.
What can you find at the farmers markets?
Local produce, ingredients, and crafts from vendors- as well as plants, free entertainment, and events like cookbook swaps! You can find lots of good ideas for meals and baked goods, as well- and meet lots of people from your Vancouver community.
CupcakeCamp Vancouver suggests that you look for unique ingredients to add to your cupcake recipes. At the market, we’ve found beautiful fresh strawberries and raspberries, as well as organic walnuts, granola, and apple chips. We’ve also gotten lots of inspiration for cupcake recipes, garnishes, and icings, just by walking the market and seeing the abundance of great food.
When and where are the markets held?
Vancouver farmers markets are held at a number of locations throughout the city- on Main street, the newest location, the market is held weekly on Wednesdays in front of Pacific Central rail station from 3-7 PM. There’s also the Trout Lake farmers market, held on Saturdays, and the West End farmers market (1100 Comox) held on Saturdays as well (both from 9AM-2PM). On Sundays in Kitsilano, the Kits farmers market is held at 10th and Larch from 10AM-2PM weekly. All of these locations carry a wide selection of food and crafts from local vendors.
Don’t forget that June is bike month!
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