Join us at the table this year for RIPE, and celebrate with the farmers and producers that nourish our families and communities each week at the local markets.


This is a Sunday feast that you won’t leave hungry from. I will again be part of this friendly, casual event as a media sponsor.

Macarons from French Made Baking

RIPE is a family-style feast of seasonal food created by local chefs in celebration of the harvest. Participating restaurants will be paired with a selection of VFM farmers and producers to prepare a three-course meal, including a series of delicious appetizers followed by a sit-down feast of market fare and scrumptious desserts.


Signature cocktails, BC wine, and local microbrews will be on offer, along with a silent auction and live entertainment. Held in the elegant and historic ambience of the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall, this is one foodie event not to be missed!


Funds raised will help pay for educational programming at the markets, operational expenses at the city’s eight weekly locations, and new market research and start-up initiatives.

Participating restaurants include Burdock & Co., Chicha, The Dirty Apron, Farmer’s Apprentice, Campagnolo, Forage, Glenburn Soda Fountain, and Vij’s Rangoli


RIPE is brought to you in partnership with the Vancouver Park Board, and is a feature event of the Fifth Annual Sustenance Festival.

RIPE: Vancouver Farmers Markets’ Dinner Celebration

Date: Sunday, October 16, 4 to 8 pm

Venue: Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Tickets: Adults, $75; children under 12, $15 (price excludes Eventbrite fee); available both online and at any Vancouver Farmers Market location

For more event info, visit the RIPE event page. All photos were taken by me at the 2011 RIPE event.

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