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Off to the Farmers Markets in Coquitlam and the Tri-Cities to Talk Food

July 17, 2011 with 1 Comment

If you have a little one just learning what an apple is, or discovering what a strawberry looks like; this can be a fantastic and educational day of talking food.

You can also find local preserves, a fantastic pulled pork sandwich or wild local caught fish. I am always impressed by the selection of local seasonal veggies. It is amazing how many amazing fruits, veggies and meats are produced in our own backyard.

On top of this great selection of foods there is also live music, local artisans making everything from hair clips to soother straps, and bags to ceramics. You can also fill your yard with local plants that are specific to the region.

Within an hour or two at your local market you will walk away with the inspirational feeling of community and education. It is remarkable how much you will save on your grocery bill and how affordable the organic choices can be!

Coquitlam Farmers Markets: Make Bake Grow:

Fridays evenings, 4pm – 8pm (July – September) Spirit Square, 3000 Burlington Drive (Click HERE for map of location)

Sunday afternoons, 9am -1pm (May – October) Dogwood Pavillion across from Chimo (Porier  at Winslow) (Click here for a Map)

Port Coquitlam Farmers Markets:

Thursdays afternoons, 3:00-7pm 2252 Leigh Square, off Shaughnessy St between McAllister and Wilson Avenue beside City Hall

Port Moody Farmers Markets: only running in the winter.

Burnaby Farmers Markets:

Tuesdays, 2pm – 6pm (May 7 – October 11) Parking lot of Burnaby City Hall: 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby

New Westminister:

Thursdays: 3pm – 7pm (June 9 – October 6) Tipperary Park: 4th Street at Royal Avenue, New Westminster (map)

Greater Vancouver:

For more details on the abundance of Vancouver markets, check out this link. This is a great day trip for the family and you will be surprised by the size of these markets downtown. One of my favorites in the Main Street market. This can easily lead to a day at Science World or bike ride on the seawall to Granville Island from here.

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  1. Making your next Families Grocery Run a Green One | mParentSeptember 17, 2013 at 1:25 amReply

    […] Shop Local – If you are at the grocery store, focus on those big box items and the things that are not produced locally. This includes toilette paper, cereals, packaged items you don’t want to make, dairy products. Just keep in mind that your local butcher, baker, and Produce Store is packed with deals, offers organic and healthy options, and a wealth of information when shopping. Making your choice greener just by having it come from a local supplier. (Farmers Market Schedule) […]

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