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NEXT MARKET:  SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2015

09:30-12:30

A great dinner starts at the North Saanich Farm Market!

What a great season! Thanks to all our outstanding vendors, volunteers, and customers!!  We've had a wonderful time this summer, and as the number of growers increases - as well as the new and loyal customers who appreciate fresh, local food - the market becomes more vibrant, fun... and necessary!  The continuing drought in California is taking its inevitable toll on the volume and price of vegetables being shipped to BC (please read CBC's Wakeup Call article), but farmers markets around BC are already addressing that problem: except for most tropical fruits (and even then, check out what Fruit Trees and More is growing in North Saanich!), we can feed ourselves with a vast and varied supply of home-grown food. Please continue to support local growers and markets!  Even during the winter months, a number of farm-gate operations are still open with winter veggies and preserves.  Here's a list of regional options (if you have a farm stand on the Peninsula, please let us know so we can add you to the list!):

FRIDAYS FROM 2:15 UNTIL THEY'RE SOLD OUT: Bernadette Greene and Paul Welle will be operating a "Pop-Up Market" in the parking lot at St. John's United Church (10990 West Saanich Road) -  free-range eggs, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, onions, shallots, kale, lettuce, carrots, grapes, cauliflower, beets, broccoli and leeks

DAILY FROM NOON TO SUNSET: Smythe's Market Garden (at the corner of Downey & West Saanich Road) - greens, apples, pears, winter squash, eggs

DAILY FARM GATE SALES: Kildara Farms (on Chalet Road, click the link for map/directions) - certified organic vegetables, apples, frozen apple juice (a bumper year!)

DAILY, 8:30-5:30: Dan's Farm and Country Market (2030 Bear Hill Road at Oldfield Road) - fruits, vegetables, frozen chicken

DAILY, FARM STAND: Hazelmere Farms (1215 Tatlow Road) - squash, onions, potatoes, leeks, greens

 

 (NOTE: many of our vendors have their own websites, blogs and FaceBook pages - please take the time to click on their links and find out a bit more about them!): » READ MORE

On the Vine:
North Saanich Farm Market News

WIN A MARKET BASKET!

We're happy to announce the winner of our Market Basket was Gary Holman, our local NDP MLA!  Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the North Saanich Food for the Future Society and our efforts to support local agriculture, local growers, and our community.  Tickets are $5.00 each, or 3 for $10.00 and are available at every market until the moment of the draw! Click on "read more" to see what you'll find in our harvest basket! Read more »

Becoming a Market Vendor or Volunteer

Our market is focused on supporting agriculture and food production on the Saanich Peninsula.  We`re currently looking for new growers and food vendors to serve healthy food at the market.  Read more »

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