Is local, sustainable food not accessible enough for you? The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) and Kitsilano Neighbourhood House are trying to change that for residents of the Westside. Together, we are co-hosting the Westside Community Food Market.
From July 2nd to September 24th, Westside residents will be able to pick up fresh local produce, baked goods, and other delicious food products on Thursday evenings from 3 pm to 7 pm, beside one of their favourite bike routes. The market takes place at the corner of West 7th Ave and Vine St.Food Market for the sixth straight year.
The Westside Community Food Market, sponsored by Vancity and the City of Vancouver, gives small local vendors an opportunity to sell their produce directly to customers, while also helping low-income and vulnerable populations access local foods close to home through a coupon program.
Initiated last season, "Nextperts" - your next-door, neighbourhood experts - will be doing demos and small presentations on food-related subjects such as composting and healthy eating.
We look forward to seeing you there every week! Come visit us to support local producers and food vendors, and join forces to promote urban agriculture and sustainability, one meal and one treat at a time.