Winter Season Kick-Off

winter-market-posterOur Winter Season kicks off this weekend, and we can hardly wait! We’re starting things off with a sweet little breakfast: stacks of fluffy pancakes topped with local apples, jam, and honey, all from our amazing vendors. We’ve got tasty farm-fresh produce, gorgeous handmade items, games and activities for kids, and entertainment from Jesse Kazemir -always a market favourite!

The Winter Market takes place from 10-2* every second Sunday at the Port Moody Rec Centre (300 Ioco Road) from November 3rd until April 20th.

*Dec. 15th market hours: 9-1

Hallowe’en Spooktacular 2013

spooktacular-posterSunday, October 27th is the last market of the year at our Poirier Street location, and we’re taking it out in style! Please join us at our annual Hallowe’en Spooktacular market to celebrate the end of a great summer season. We’ll have special games and treats, mask-making at the Kids’ Craft Table, face painting by Marnie, and a costume parade at noon. Best of all, costumed children are invited to do some trick-or-treating at participating market stalls!


Bike to Market Week Returns

Bike To MarketThe winter rains are coming, so get out your bikes and enjoy the last of the fall sunshine this week! We’re wrapping up the riding season with Bike To Market Week at both our Port Moody and Coquitlam markets. Translink’s TravelSmart program will visit us with one of their bus-mounted racks for you to try out, and prizes for riders. Cyclists will also get a free Farmers Market Ceramic Travel Mug, and special deals from vendors. Riders of all ages are welcome to stop at our Kids Craft Station to decorate their bikes with some extra colour before heading home.

Farmer’s Market Harvest Festival

fall-harvestIt’s that time of year again! The summer season is winding down, and we’re all getting ready to hunker down and wait out another wet west coast winter. Come out this weekend and celebrate the changing season with us at the Coquitlam Farmer’s Market Harvest Festival this Sunday from 9:00 – 1:00. We’ll have face painting and games for the kids, special displays from our vendors, and a gourmet barbeque – the last of the season!

Your Market Needs You!

supervolunteerLike so many other community events, the Port Moody and Coquitlam Farmer’s Markets rely on volunteers to keep things rolling along smoothly! If you care about local food, love local art, or want to make some new friends, we’d love to have you on our team! Our volunteers help set-up and tear-down the market at each of our locations, and provide general assistance to our vendors and visitors. We also need people to help out with special events, like October’s Foodbank Fridays and annual Hallowe’en Spooktacular. On-site training is provided to all volunteers. Sign up online, or email for more information.


Foodbank Fridays Kick Off

foodbank-friday-fajitasThe Port Moody Market’s newest event kicked off last week with great success! Every Friday in October, the market is offering attendees a delicious hot meal in support of the Share Society Food Bank. For just $7, you can enjoy a hot entree, a fresh salad, a tasty side, and a decadent dessert, with proceeds going to the food bank. Last week we served up some fantastic fajtas seasoned with spice mix from the market’s own BC Bud’s Garlic, a gorgeous salad made with fresh veggies from our generous market vendors, and a truly amazing (raw, vegan) one-bite brownie from Living Lotus. The night was livened up with musical contributions from Jeff Huggins, and Audrey Wong from Living Lotus provided some enlightening (and delicious!) chef’s demos.

Special thanks to our generous vendors, and also to our volunteers – we couldn’t have done it without you!