Join us this Sunday and shop all the best in local produce, baked goods, artisan creations, and more! Got plans for the big game? Pick up your snacking and drink essentials at the market with our numerous prepared food and beer and spirit vendors!
Grab breakfast or lunch from Kampong – Taste of Malaysia and This Little Piggy food trucks. And Mandair Farms returns this weekend with their delicious pakora!
It’s February, and the spirit of Valentine’s Day is in the air! Visit us at the Kids Craft Table to make Love Bug Craft Sticks.
Musician Ranj Singh will be at market this weekend with his blend of popular and Indo-Canadian tunes that are always a market favorite.
You may have already discovered Marco and Katie of Cascadia Bakehouse and their delicious treats, loaves, crackers, and more! If not, be sure to visit them at the market soon, and read more about them and their love of baking and markets.
How did you get interested in baking? Marco: I Grew up observing, cooking and of course, eating. I pursed my artistic endeavours through animation school at Capilano University and then followed my passion for food by enrolling in the advanced baking program at Vancouver Community College. I spent a lot of time watching the food network, testing dozens of loaves and rolling more croissants then my family could stomach.
Katie: I also grew up in a family with a love for baking and cooking. After graduating with a major in nutrition, I became interested in having a hands-on approach and enrolled in the San Francisco Baking Institutes’s Bread and Pastry Program where I fell in love with viennoiserie and pastries.
Coming back home, Marco and I met each other while working together at a local bakery. Continuing to pursue our passions, we went on to work in various bread, pastry and chocolate shops including Terra Breads, Chez Christophe, Liberty, Nelson the Seagull, Patisserie LeBeau and Beyond Bread.
What is your favorite part about selling at Farmers Markets?
We have had such a positive experience with the Port Moody Farmers Market and find that the interactions with customers is our favourite part. Whether a new or returning customer, we love to talk about food and baking and are more than happy to share details about our products, the natural ingredients in them or how it’s made. And so it’s a real treat to be able to point out the local vendors who have grown, raised and farmed the eggs, fruits and vegetables we often use in our baked products.
Why is buying local important to you?
Buying local is an important part of our business as our baked goods really do reflect the quality from local farmers and producers. Not only do we enjoy the ingredients, but buying local also helps to build relationships as you can put a face to a name. We do make a big effort to use local ingredients when we can. Buying local supports a local economy, is better for the environment, keeps local farmers in business and supports the notion of eating with the seasons.
Tell us something about yourselves that your customers may not know.
Back in 2014, we worked on the Famiglia Creanza olive grove in Altamura, Italy for 3 weeks. We picked, sorted and carried hundreds of pounds of olives everyday and at night explored some of the most beautiful areas within the region. This experience has stayed with us as we continue to use this olive oil in our everyday cooking and in the focaccia we sell at the market.
This Sunday is Member Appreciation Day! Members can take advantage of vendor specials on baked goods, produce, artisan goods, and more! Not a member? Now is the best time to become one! Memberships bought now are valid for 16 months – and work at both our Port Moody Winter Farmers Market and the Coquitlam Market at Poirier! You can Sign Up Here.
This Sunday’s Member-Only Specials: A Bread Affair: $1 organic baguettes Central Park Farms: Get a dozen small eggs free with the purchase of $25 or more Ela Made Me Do It: $1 off any soup or bone broth Gary’s Kettlecorn: $1 off large bags of popcorn Gesundheit Bakery: $1 off any purchase of $5 or more Ildiko Jewelry: $5 off any 2 pairs of earrings Kizzy’s Macarons: Get 1 free macaron with the purchase of 5 or more Live. Eat. Joy: 3 jars of granola for $30 (reg. $12 each) Rockweld Farm: $10 egg and summer sausage special Trinity’s Teas: $2 off any jars, or $1 for a cup of hot tea
We’re making magic wands at the kids craft table! Stop by and conjure up some spells!
We have two young, very talented musicians joining us this week! Jian Ross will be singing from 10am – 12pm, and guitarist Jack Noble will be performing from 12-2pm. You do not want to miss these great young performers!
Even in the dead of winter, there is still a lot of fresh produce to be found at the farmers market! Stock up on carrots, potatoes, beets, squash, garlic, apples, quince, and more! And don’t forget to pick up some local chicken, pork, beef, or eggs! Shopping local is still easy and convenient – even in January!
Rick Glumac, MLA Port Moody – Coquitlam, will be at market this Sunday. Stop in to chat with him about your community, and pick up a cup of free coffee, too!
We’re making colorful, squiggly, wiggly jellyfish at the kids craft table this weekend! Be sure not to miss out!
We’re thrilled to welcome back musician, Ranj Singh. This singer/songwriter is one you do not want to miss!
Happy New Year from all of us at the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market! We’re excited to be returning after the holiday break and can’t wait to welcome you back to the Port Moody Recreation Centre this Sunday.
Whether you’ve been waiting to stock up on your favorites again, or have made a resolution to eat and shop local this year, we’ve got everything you’re looking for this Sunday – local produce, meat, eggs, baked goods, artisan crafts, beer, spirits, and more!
Kids! Join us at the Kids Craft Table to make paper snow globes!
This week’s musician is Todd Brown. Todd is a market favorite that performs music from the 60s and 70s.
If you haven’t tried one of Vicki Leszczynski’s delicious and wholesome soups, you need to stop by her booth soon! Vicki is the creator of Ela Made Me Do It soups, and she was kind enough to answer some questions for us about herself and her soups!
What was your inspiration to begin making soups? How long have you been doing it?
Instead of daycare my parents used to send me to Poland for the full six week Summer break. There I spent most of my time with my grandmother Ela learning to cook food from scratch. Soup is not just a dish, it’s a daily course in most Polish households. We walked to the local market every morning to get chicken bones for the soup of the day (except Saturdays we’d buy double because the market was closed Sundays). So, realistically, I’ve been making soups since I was 5! At 17 I went to culinary school and I’ve bounced around from cook positions, catering, event planning, waitressing and bartending. I’ve loved working in the hospitality industry but cooking simple nutritious food has always been my number one passion.
Tell us something about yourself that our customers may not know
When I’m not in the kitchen my hobbies include painting, gardening and I’m always prioritizing my other passion, traveling. I’ve brought back many recipes from my travels and I’m a real stickler for the authentic… meaning my Thai soup has about 23 ingredients.
What is your favorite part of selling at farmers markets?
The community of local vendors! I have been embraced and made to feel part of something really special.
Being able to support my family doing something I love is just a bonus.
Why is buying local important?
Supporting our local economy, supporting small business and directly supporting their families.
It was actually three ambitious female entrepreneurs who made me aspire to start Ela Made Me Do It! Lillie Greenwood owner of Betty Baguette, Maureen Baker owner of Bobali Fine Foods and Genvieve Blanchet owner of Le Meadows Pantry, the last two are fellow Farmers Market vendors you may recognize. My grandmother indirectly taught me the joy of buying something directly from the person who created it. Whether it’s Tim and Flo of Rockweld Farm selling me the bones for my soup, or any of the hard working vendors selling you and I their products at the market!
You can find Vicki and her soups at every Port Moody Winter Farmers Market during the month of January!