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We’re excited to announce that RIPE will be held at the beautiful Performance Works on Vancouver’s Granville Island!

Why are we so excited about this space for RIPE? Granville Island prides itself on promoting all things local including food, farmers & growers, artisans and artists, plus the Performance Works space caters to non profit organizations making their space available for local theatre performances and other community events, so we think it’s a perfect fit.


all Performance Works photos: http://www.giculturalsociety.org



Performance Works is located at 1218 Cartwright Street, beside the Granville Island Hotel. Parking is free on the Island for 3 hours, and unlimited between the hours of 7pm and 7am. Visit here to see a detailed map.

Please support the Vancouver Farmers Market and your local farmers and buy your ticket to RIPE!

Vancouver Farmers Market presents

RIPE: The 1st Annual Evening of Local Food & Libations • Oct 1st, 6- 10pm Performance Works, Granville Island

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We could not be more excited to have Jamie Maw on board as the MC for RIPE.


A quick bit about him…

Jamie was the food editor of Vancouver magazine for 15 years, and a contributor to The Globe & Mail, Bon Appetit and a host of other media.

He has won several National Magazine Awards, the Jack Webster Award, and was recently inducted into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame.

In 2008 he was named Vancouver magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for Excellence in the Culinary Arts. Jamie co-founded the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia and was founding editor of the Eating + Drinking Guide to BC, and co-editor of the best-selling cookbook, Vancouver Cooks. His next collaborative book, Vancouver Cooks 2, will be published in October.

Welcome aboard Jamie, we’re thrilled you’re here.

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Welcome to the official blog of Vancouver Farmers Markets 1st annual event: RIPE!

This 1st annual evening of local food and libations is an event with goals to raise funds in support of the organizations many initiatives on the horizon. This includes the establishment of a Farmers Nest Egg Fund, and the creation of the recently announced New City Market, Vancouver’s first permanent year round farmers market. Who wouldn’t want to be able to go to a permanent site in a beautiful, environmentally responsible building and shop for local food any day of the week? We would!

RIPE poster for web

From this blog you can expect to read about developments in relation to the event and other organizations who have come on board to support and sponsor the event. We’ll also keep you up to date with our fabulous chefs that will be working with our local farmers to bring you the freshest, tastiest food at the event. Finally, we’ll be giving you info on upcoming weekly farmers markets, and how you can become more involved in the importance issues surrounding local food in Vancouver.

More to come soon!

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