The Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market returns for its fifth season running Wednesdays, June 13 through October 3 from 1pm – 6pm in the Courtyard of the North Surrey Recreation Centre at 10275 135 Street. Opening Day festivities will feature Brayden Humphries on our Central City Music Stage and at 3:30 pm is the Annual Tossing Out of the First Tomato. Complimentary cake, donated by market vendor Sweet Thea, will be available to market shoppers.
Each week, the market will feature over 20 local farmers, prepared food vendors, food trucks, fresh flowers, and artisans. “We are stepping up our game this year, to draw local and area chefs with the temptation of more organic, and heirloom produce than ever before” said Anne Janzen, Market Manager. A recent transplant from California, Anne has worked with farmers markets in the Greater Los Angeles area for the past decade, and brings a new energy to the market. Being a chef and caterer herself, she is avidly sourcing the very best to offer both the home and professional cook.
The Surrey Urban Farmers Market provides a wonderful variety of produce vendors selling fresh, locally produced vegetables and fruit. Ron Tamis of Rondriso Farms is excited to introduce a slew of new heirloom veggies and will be bringing farm-fresh free-run eggs this year. “When our customers tell us how good our produce is, I explain that it’s all about getting it from the farm to the market as quickly as possible. That’s where you taste the difference.”
The market is not only about the fresh local food. Each week the market hosts local musicians on the Central City Stage, sponsored by Central City Brewing. Children’s crafts in the Lil’ Sprouts area will feature innovative and inspiring activities to both entertain and educate the little ones. Visitors to the market can also take advantage of a used book exchange, recycled battery and cell phone drop off and a water bottle refill station. The Surrey Urban Farmers Market strives to be the go-to destination for taking out of town guests, by offering a broad selection of local delicacies, first nations crafts, and family entertainment. The central location makes for a convenient stop on the way to or from the mall, new library, North Surrey Rec. Center, or Skytrain, and there is ample free parking for market shoppers. Funding for the market provided in part by Vancity and the City of Surrey.
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