We’re gearing up for a busy summer season at the market! Each year, we team up with our vendors and offer low-cost workshops to the community. As we plan for the year ahead, we would love to hear your thoughts!
Join New West Farmers Market President Jen Arbo at our blueberry jam-making workshop and heal yourself with tea, toast, and jam!
We could all do with a little more sunshine in our lives, right? Next up from the Mason Jar Meal Prep workshop with Chef Jen Hiltz is the Whole Food Sunshine Bowl.
Thanks to all who took part in the Mason Jar Meal Prep workshop last week with Chef Jen Hiltz! Here is the recipe for vegan broccoli “cheddar” soup (aka the “Best. Soup. Ever,” according to one participant)!
Katie checks out stinging nettles (those jerks) but gets her revenge with a tasty soup. Who knew farmers markets could be so dangerous?
Royal City Farmers Market AGM is coming up on March 12. We don’t take nominations for Board members from the floor. Our Board of Directors is seven people, though Jen Arbo as president is in a two year term and doesn’t need to be re-elected, so we will be electing six directors. This year, we […]
March is finally upon us! Last year, we were walking about town in our short sleeved shirts enjoying the sunshine and an early spring. But Alas! Join us on Saturday March 4th from 11am to 3pm on Belmont Street between 6th Street and 7th Street. Our location is nestled in the heart of Uptown New […]
Please consider this official notice of our AGM: March 12 from 2:30pm-4:00pm at New Westminster Public Library Our Annual General Meeting is March 12 from 2:30 to 4:00pm at New Westminster Public Library, located at 716 Sixth Street. The meeting will take place in the Auditorium (downstairs) which is accessible via stairs and an elevator. […]
By J. Dennis, farmer at Zaklan Heritage Farm Have you noticed local farmers selling CSA shares and wondered what they are all about? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and it is a partnership between farmers and community members who wish to support local sustainable agriculture. The idea is that community members buy a share […]
Meet Michelle and Kathryn of Kiki’s Kitchen! Q: How long have you been in the soup business? A: We began at home in January of 2015 and started the commercial kitchen in January of 2016. Q: What’s your future plans? A: We want to offer home delivery service and expand to more farmers’ markets that […]
Meet Noella and Aaron! They are the farmers behind Ossome Acres located in the Fraser Valley, between Abbotsford and Agassiz. Q: How long have you been farming? A: Since 2010. It’s a family farm and we decided to try to make it work. Aaron was previously a welder and together we would make bread to sell at […]
The Board of Directors for the Royal City Farmers Market has made the difficult decision to cancel the market scheduled for this coming Saturday, January 7. When we moved our winter market to an outdoor location, we were quite prepared for the usual west coast winter weather we experience. Rain and light snow are not […]
Grab your umbrella and join us for a joint rendition of “Rain, Rain go away!” this Saturday at the Winter market on Belmont from 11am to 3pm. Rain isn’t guaranteed, but we do promise to have delicious treats, seasonable local foods, and stocking stuffers for you early Christmas shoppers. Grab your reusable bag and come […]
RFP: Graphic Design / Brand Strategist The Royal City Farmers Market (RCFM) is a mid-sized, well-established farmers market in New Westminster, B.C. that operates outdoors year-round. RCFM will be entering its tenth year of operation in 2017. It is a member of the B.C. Association of Farmers Markets and registered as a B.C. non-profit society. […]
Back on Belmont! The wait is over, the Winter edition of the Royal City Farmers Market is upon us! We have a full market for you to peruse and a wonderful array of new vendors for you to discover! Join us on Saturday November 5th from 11am to 3pm on Belmont Street between 6th Street […]
On September 29, we hosted our first ever Long Table Dinner as part of Tourism New West’s Feast on the Fraser celebration. Forty-five hungry RCFM supporters came out to dine under an open tent in Tipperary Park. The menu was filled with delectable items from our vendors. We were lucky to have a beautiful autumn […]
Last week’s post was all about summer; this week’s is all about fall. The air is crisp, the orange, red and yellow leaves are blowing in the wind, children screeching with glee as they scatter through the organized piles, hoodies and winter leggings taking over shorts and tanks, hot chocolate fast replacing ice cream. Tis […]
It’s our last summer market day of 2016 at Tipperary Park! Please join us from 3pm to 7pm this Thursday to shop from our vendors, some of whom you won’t be seeing until next spring. Thanksgiving Day is on the other side of the weekend and we have all your favourite foods ready to be […]
Last week’s market day may have been the first day of fall, but my brain was not letting go of summer. With the sun shining, warming my skin every time it peeked around the clouds, I could not shake summer from the mind. Neither could my shopping list. Roma tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, and hot […]
Fall is well on its way and we’ve been lucky enough to see warm, sunny days following suit. Take a stroll through Tipperary Park this Thursday to grab some seasonal fruits and veggies, eat at one of our eat-on-site vendor and take in those welcomed sun rays! Driving to the market? FREE PARKING is available on […]
Two weeks ago there were at least two, possibly three market vendors displaying large, beautifully green and white fennel bulbs, this week, there were none. I was about to settle into panic mode, I was frantically stalking table after table looking for the feathery fronds. I did NOT want to veer from this week’s plan. […]
What a beautiful day to stop by the farmers market! Sunshine and a nice breeze make for a wonderful pre-fall local food shopping in Tipperary park! Have you gotten your ticket for our Feast on the Fraser Long Table Dinner event yet? We’ve partnered with local catering company Fiesta Creative Catering to offer an evening to […]
Join us in the beautiful surroundings of Tipperary Park as we host, for the first time ever, a long table dinner full to the brim with local vendor products. We’ve partnered with local catering company Fiesta Creative Catering to offer an evening to remember. Tickets are just $45 and include a three course meal served family […]
With the weather looking promisingly hot for this upcoming Thursday Market it is sure to be one beautiful, and comfortable September day. Take a stroll through Tipperary Park and fill up those baskets. Enjoy the last of those summer days with fresh fruits and veggies while they are still in season. What’s happening at the […]
With the temperatures dropping a little it sure feels like fall is well on its way! Take advantage of this comfy pre-sweater weather to pop on by the Farmers Market and fill your basket with tons of school lunch items and snacks for the littles! Grab dinner at one of our Eat on Site vendors […]
Pierogies, pierogies, where for art thou my pierogies? This week we had a definite plan. This week we wanted pierogies. But, this week the pierogies didn’t want us. After weeks and weeks of walking by the Old Country Pierogy table, hemming and hawing about whether to buy or not, we definitively decided to dive in […]
The Royal City Farmers Market Board of Directors is very pleased to announce Valérie Tessier Lee as our new operations manager. Valérie has served as our assistant market manager since April and will be taking on the role effective September 1. As a new resident of New West, and a new mother, Valerie has developed a […]
It’s that time of year when kids, teenagers and adults are heading back to school! Need some great snacks to pack in those lunches? We’ve got your covered. Stock up on these delicious snack ideas from our fantastic vendors: Parents like to tuck a Simply Scone or two into their children’s lunch. So easy and […]
My, oh my, how planning for road trips has changed over the years. Back in the day – the, ahem, less healthier, less grown-up day – road trip snacks were all about the salts and the sweets: chips, chocolate, what more did I need, really… besides a bathroom, that is. Inevitably, a good portion of […]
The Royal City Farmers Market (RCFM) is a mid-sized, well-established farmers market in New Westminster, B.C. that operates outdoors year-round. RCFM will be entering its tenth year of operation in 2017. It is a member of the B.C. Association of Farmers Markets and registered as B.C. non-profit society. RCFM has an active seven member board […]