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Thank you, thank you, thank you. That’s what we’d like to say to all of you who attended, supported, blogged, tweeted and talked about RIPE in these past months.  We’re so excited to have put on the event this first year, and even more excited that we have a foundation for future years.

On that one night  at the start of October, you helped to rais over $9,000 towards the establishment of the New City Market permanent farmers market building, and started a Farmers Nest Egg Fund for farmers in need. Woo hoo!

This will be an annual event and we will raise more money for local food and local farmers year after year!!

Here are some shots from the event, and a flickr slideshow here.

RIPE's wonderful MC Jamie Maw. Thank you Jamie for supporting us and lending your soothing voice and talent to the event!

RIPE's wonderful MC Jamie Maw. Thank you Jamie for supporting us and lending your soothing voice and talent to the event!

The amazing bike donated from Millennium Water for our silent auction

The amazing bike donated from Millennium Water for our silent auction

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Inner Alchemy serving up fabulous tea!

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the food...mmm the food.

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so many dedicated supporters!

 

Vancouver Farmers Markets Executive Director Tara McDonald thanking everyone for coming, and speaking to the importance of supporting local food and local famers. Go Tara!

Vancouver Farmers Markets Executive Director Tara McDonald thanking everyone for coming, and speaking to the importance of supporting local food and local famers. Go Tara!

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We must start by thanking all the farmers and food producers who provided food for RIPE. That’s right, all the food you’ll be enjoying this Thursday night is from a selection of the farmers you see at the markets every week. Stay tuned for a huge and official thank you to them all in the coming days. For now, here is the menu you’ll be enjoying at RIPE! Happy drooling!

Roasted Chilliwack corn with chive creme fraiche

Rare seared albacore tuna, green onion & granville island sake emulsion

Pickled beetroot, gratin of alpindon cheese

Overnight braised beef shortrib, sweet & spicy, stonefruit chutney

Rare seared beef with marinated radish, sweet onion dressing

Smoked sablefish, pickled shallot & fava bean relish

Cherry tomatoes stuffed with fresh goat cheese and thyme

Spot prawn and tomato salad, marinated cucumbers

Herb cured salmon with slow roasted peppers

Sunchokes

Blueberry financier

Roasted peach shortbread

Raspberry flan

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Tickets went on sale yesterday for RIPE, here’s how you can get yours!

  • Visit Barbara-Jo’s Books To Cooks and pick up one of the thousands of drool-worthy books there, in addition to your ticket. There’s lots of drool-worthy books, so give yourself some time. Cash or credit cards accepted, and your membership card will be required for a discounted rate.
  • Visit the Edible BC retail store on Granville Island for tickets and a variety of tasty goodies, all from within BC of course. Cash or credit cards accepted, and your membership card will be required for a discounted rate.
  • Call the Vancouver Farmers Markets office at 604-879-3276 and take care of your ticket over the phone, then pick it up at will call on the night of the event.

Cost of tickets is $90 if you’re already a Vancouver Farmers Market member (with valid membership card), or $100 if you’re not a member (this includes a one year membership too!).

Tickets will be on sale until September 29th, unless you hear otherwise.

Please support Vancouver Farmers Markets in bringing you fresh, local food and farmers and get your tickets now!

Questions about tickets? Email jackie@eatlocal.org.

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