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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What's Happening in August

It's warm and beautiful out, and we're halfway through summer, so get out there and make the most of it! We've got a list of some awesome events around the city for those sunny days, as well as some when you may need a little shade.

Artisan Farmers' Markets

Credit: France's Sewing School
Lonsdale Quay
Location: Lonsdale Quay, East Plaza (123 Carrie Cates Court / North Vancouver - map)
Dates: May 3, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm each Saturday

Burnaby Market
Location: Burnaby City Hall, North Parking Lot (4949 Canada Way / Burnaby - map)
Dates: May 3, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Hours: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each Saturday

Ambleside Market
Location: West Vancouver Police Station, Parking Lot (14th Street and Bellevue Avenue / West Vancouver - map)
Dates: May 4, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm each Sunday

Find a great selection of conventional and organic foods, from fresh produce to prepared food and handmade products. There's everything from jam, honey, and salsa to berries and greens!

The markets also host a book exchange, reading area, and activities table and live music.

In an effort to reduce plastic use, please bring your own plastic or reusable shopping bags.

Burnaby Food First - Apron Project

If you've been looking to get your hands on one of our fundraiser aprons, come visit the Burnaby Food First booth at the Burnaby location on August 23!

For more information on these markets, including monthly market events, visit the Artisan Farmers' Markets website: http://www.artisanmarkets.ca/

From Field to Fork

Location: Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake Avenue / Burnaby - map)
Dates: July and August, Wednesday and Saturday, 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday and Saturday at 1:00 pm over July and August, join others at Burnaby Village Museum for a tour to plant seeds, pull some weeds, and learn about Burnaby farming communities.

Space is limited! For details on registration or updates on tour information, visit the event website here.

Vancouver Farmers' Markets

Trout Lake Market
Location: John Hendry Park, North Parking Lot (East 13th Avenue @ Lakewood and Templeton / Vancouver - map)
Dates: May 10, 2014 to October 18, 2014
Hours: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each Saturday

Kitsilano Market
Location: Kitsilano Community Centre, Parking Lot (2690 Larch Street / Vancouver - map)
Dates: May 11, 2014 to October 19, 2014
Hours: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm each Sunday

West End Market
Location: 1100 Block of Comox Street across from Nelson Park (Mole Hill / Vancouver - map)
Dates: May 31, 2014 to October 18, 2014
Hours: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each Saturday

Yaletown Market
Location: Mainland Street between Davie Street and Helmcken Street (Yaletown-Roundhouse / Vancouver - map)
Dates: May 1, 2014 to October 2, 2014
Hours: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm each Thursday 

Vendors include farmers, fishers, artisans, food preparers, and more! The markets this year will also feature a great list of events and activities, as well as the upcoming Fun With Food stations, getting people of all ages involved in food literacy education. Click here for more information on events at the markets.

In an effort to reduce plastic use at the market, please bring your own shopping bags.

For more information on the market, including transportation and parking at the site, please visit their website: http://www.eatlocal.org/

Grandview-Woodlands Food Connection

Location: Britannia Community Centre (1991 Napier Street / Vancouver - map)
Cost: $15

Check out these cool food and gardening workshops by the Grandview-Woodlands Food Connection! For details on individual workshops or to register, visit their website: http://gwfoodconnection.wordpress.com/workshops/

Upcoming Workshops

August 24: Homemade Yoghurt and Kefir Making

August 31: Sauerkraut and Vegetable Fermentation

Renfrew-Collingwood Food Security Institute 

Location: Various
Cost: Free

The Renfrew-Collingwood Food Security Institute strives to increase individual, family, and community capacity to overcome food insecurity. They facilitate learning, leadership, and networking around food sharing, organic growing, food sovereignty, and nutrition for local residents.

For winter and spring this year, they are hosting and offering activities at several locations around the neighbourhood, from community kitchens and a buying club to gardening workshops and seed swaps.

For more about this year's programming, visit their brochure here.

To find out more about the Institute, visit the website.

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