Here Comes Fall

The rain has started to fall and the leaves are changing colours which can only mean one thing, Fall is fast approaching! The Fall season starts on September 23rd this year and brings changes to the market, we will slowly begin to see less fruit and more autumn vegetables become available. Below are some recipes to welcome Fall and all the fresh produce it has to offer, shop the market for ingredients this Sunday, September 22nd!

Oven Roasted Root Vegetables


  • 1 lb beets, red or golden, trimmed and scrubbed
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and seeded
  • 1 large yam, peeled
  • 1 large parsnip, peeled
  • 1 large carrot, peeled
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 6-8 whole garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with foil. Cut vegetables into 1 ½ inch chunks. Toss vegetables in a large bowl with garlic cloves, thyme leaves, and 3 tbsp olive oil till evenly coated.

2. Spread the veggies out in an even layer and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.

3. Roast the vegetables in the hot oven for about 45 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking, until vegetables are tender and starting to turn golden. Serve hot. (recipe from

Autumn Fruit Salad


  • 2 medium pears, diced
  • 2 medium apples, diced
  • 1 cup grapes, halved
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  •  1/3 cup pecans, chopped


1. Place pears, apples, and grapes in a large bowl. Toss gently to combine. Set aside.

2. To a small bowl, add the yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Use a wire whisk to blend well.

3. Drizzle dressing over the fruit. Toss gently until fruit is coated. Scoop into bowls and sprinkle with pecans. Serve immediately. (recipe from

On Sunday, September 22 our POP Club kids will be doing a Fall Scavenger Hunt around the market. Learn more about the POP Club here and visit us at the market to register.

The POP Club is a farmer’s market-based kids program. Children (ages 5 – 12 years old) will learn about fruits and vegetables, local food systems and healthy food preparation through fun activities all season long.

Each week children will earn a $3 market token to use towards any fruit or vegetable of their choice. There is no cost to participate and the program runs every Sunday rain or shine!

Sunday, September 22

Join us this weekend at the Coquitlam Farmers Market! The rainy season has arrived, but have no fear – the market is open rain or shine. So be sure to stop by and support your local farmers and makers!

This weekend we have 3 hot food options – Chickpea Food Truck, Gypsy Trunk Gourmet Fare and Ninas Pierogi! You can’t go wrong with that lineup! You will also be happy to know Brewnetti is back this Sunday.

Join us at the Kids Craft Table to make a paper bag scarecrow!

Vendors attending market this Sunday September 22 * please note this list is subject to change
  • A Bread Affair
  • Amazing FoodBC
  • Aslan Organics
  • Bali Bites
  • Bannock Queen
  • Boneheads Kitchen
  • Brewnetti Cafe
  • Ca Croustille Bakery
  • Central Park Farms
  • Chickpea Food Truck
  • Christina’s Garden
  • Crisp Organics
  • Einai Designs
  • Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm
  • Fume-eh Gourmet Foods
  • Gabi & Jules Handmade Pies
  • Garys Kettle Corn
  • Gesundheit Bakery
  • Golden Ears Cheesecrafters
  • Gypsy Trunk Gourmet Fare
  • Hill Top Farm
  • Ildiko Jewelry
  • Kics Gourmet Products
  • Kimi Designs
  • Kizzy’s Macarons
  • Langley Organic Growers
  • Mama Bear Essentials
  • Mandair Farms
  • Mariner Brewing
  • Mario Teixeira Registered Shiatsu Therapist
  • Mountain Naturals Soap
  • Never Say Die Nursery
  • Ninas Pierogi
  • Occasionally Honey
  • Oh Sweet Day!
  • Pebblestone Publishing
  • Penny Swanson Pottery
  • Rai Produce / Harvest Direct Farms
  • Redl’s Home Grown Beef
  • Rockweld Farm
  • Samaya Delights
  • Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
  • Simply Delish Aritsan Enterprises
  • Stitches of Green
  • Sweet Thea
  • Tesfa Farms
  • The Cawston Market Farmer
  • The Corn Shack
  • Vlad’s Apiary
  • Wah Fung Farm
  • Westwood Total Health