Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Support Your Local Markets! RIPE!

As you may know, the Vancouver Farmers Markets is a non-profit organization where my husband volunteers his own time to support. We also support the markets by doing as much of our weekly shopping there as possible, and we are big believers in the markets. Farmers Markets provide access to quality local food, support the local food economy, and build a sense of accountability into the food system. Visiting the market is one of our favourite weekend activities, as we get to go out, enjoy the sense of community and gather fresh, amazing foods, direct from those who lovingly grew them.

So come out to RIPE and support your local markets!


Vancouver Farmers Markets presents
RIPE: The 2nd Annual Evening
of Local Food & Libations

Sunday, September 26th 5pm-8pm
at Creekside Community Centre, #1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

The purpose of this event is simple: To Grow & Improve the Services of Vancouver’s

Summer & Winter Farmers Markets
By buying a ticket to RIPE you will be directly supporting the organization to not only improve the Farmers Markets that currently exist within Vancouver, but to grow the number of markets, bringing local, seasonal food to more people in more communities.

The casual family-style, all-ages event will include:

• A feast of delicious, local and seasonal food including BBQ’d local meats, corn on the cob and a variety of fresh salads, iced tea and lemonade from a variety of our farmers & vendors and prepared by Tivoli Caterers
Local beer and wine for adults to enjoy
• The fabulous view of the mountains from the brand new Creekside Community Centre at Olympic Village
• A Silent auction and Live dessert auction
• Local, live entertainment Maria In The Shower
• And a kids activity corner!

Tickets prices:
Members - $50 ea / $150 Family 4-Pack (2 adults & 2 children 15 or under)
Non-members - $60 ea / $180 Family 4-Pack (2 adults & 2 children 15 or under)*All non-member tickets include a 1 year membership to the Vancouver Farmers Markets!

To purchase your tickets visit :

http://www.eatlocal.org/ripe/index.html




I hope to see you at this event!!! Please also pass this round to anyone you know that might be interested in attending, and let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks for your support.

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