FarmCity Fresh Cart is Hitting the Streets this Week!
The freshness of the farm now comes direct to the city as FarmCity Fresh Cart makes its debut on the streets of downtown Vancouver and New Westminster.
FarmCity Fresh Cart — a partnership between Re-Up BBQ and FarmCity Co-op (24th Avenue Farms, Barefoot Farms, Cherry Lane Farm, Earth Apple Farm, Farmers on 57th, Giddy Up and Grow, Urban Digs Farm and Urban Edibles) — is a groundbreaking, farmers’ market-inspired kiosk featuring an ever-changing bounty of local, sustainably farmed fruit and produce as well as products and snacks prepared by local businesses.
Besides a veritable cornucopia of fruit and vegetables available in both bulk and pre-packaged portions, FarmCity Fresh Cart offers pastured eggs, local honey, preserves, sodas made from locally farmed fruit and an assortment of snacks and salads. Visitors will also be able to purchase take-home products such as bacon and cured meat from Re-Up BBQ, cocktail bitters and culinary extracts from Bittered Sling, seeds and merchandise from Victory Gardens, artisan pasta from Pasta Famiglia and cold-pressed juice from SPUD as well as meat and deli products from pastured animals, prepared by local chefs.
“FarmCity Fresh Cart is an innovative, grassroots means of nurturing and growing a network that links urban farms with local restaurants and consumers,” says Re-up BBQ co-partner Lindsay Kaisaris. “We’re excited for the collaboration that the Fresh Cart brings — we’ll be able to pool crucial resources to help generate profits and exposure for local farmers and small businesses that may not have had the same opportunity on their own.”
Where Can You Find Us?
We'll be at lots of fun events around Metro Vancouver throughout the summer/fall. This week you'll find us at:
Tuesday - 11-6 DT Vancouver
Wednesday - 12-2 Electronic Arts
4-7 SFU Univer-city
Thursday - 11-230 DT Vancouver
4-7 Hyack Square
Friday - 11-230 DT Vancouver
4-7 Hyack Square
Saturday 3pm on at PechaKucha
in Pier Park, New West
Here's our regular locations/times:
DT Vancouver: Hornby & Georgia
in downtown Vancouver most weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m
New Westminster: Hyack Square
in New Westminster most weekday evenings from 4 to 6:30 p.m., and on Saturdays.
FarmCity Fresh Cart will also pop up at various summer events and festivals, including the following in New Westminster:
• Key West Ford Show and Shine on Columbia Street, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Pecha Kucha Night at Westminster Pier Park, July 19 from 4 to 11 p.m.
• Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest, August 23 from 4 to 10 p.m.
Please contact us if you would like us to come to your event!