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So we’ve been posting and chatting all over about the great food, and the fabulous silent auction items, and everything else that you’re going to get to enjoy at RIPE on Thursday evening, but where will all the money raised be going? Why are we doing all of this?

This is a major reason why.

Check it out; it’s big.

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So…anyone who would like to support this initiative by attending RIPE: send an email to jackie@eatlocal.org with 3 of the other purposes the New City Market will be for, beyond a year round farmers market, before 3pm Wednesday September 30th to win of 2 tickets to RIPE! (the winner will get an email response, will be posted on the blog Wednesday evening, and tickets can be picked up at will call).

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Congratulations to Demer McIntosh, the lucky winner! Demer correctly responded with 3 other purposes the New City Market will be for: event and meeting space, processing centre, and storage and distribution. See you tomorrow eve Demer!

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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!

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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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