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Local Chefs Present Harvest Feast at RIPE Celebration

Local Chefs Present Harvest Feast at RIPE Celebration

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Vancouver, BC – October 11, 2011 – On October 16th, 2011, the Vancouver Farmers Markets will present their 3rd annual dinner fundraiser event: RIPE: A Harvest Celebration, at the Creekside Community Centre from 4pm – 8pm. RIPE is a casual, family-style meal that kicks off with cocktails and appetizers prepared by chefs from Meat & Bread, Vij's Rangoli, Campagnolo, Swallow Tail Supper Club, and Bao Bei. Tacofino and Save-On Meats have teamed up to present the main feast, a mouth-watering assortment of dishes including whole roasted pig, savory chevre and mushroom tart, squash and apple soup, various salads, and so much more. All of the chefs are generously donating their time, and using seasonal food provided by Farmers Markets vendors.

The Vancouver Farmers Markets, a registered BC non-profit society, hosts their annual dinner celebration to raise funds for two main purposes:

  1. To grow and improve the organization that hosts Vancouver's weekly, year-round Farmers Markets in their efforts to bring healthy, local food to urban consumers.
  2. To build the Farmers Nest Egg Fund, an initiative created by VFM to help farmer vendors in times of financial need and to expand the network of local farmers that make the markets so successful.

Along with ticket sales, the RIPE event raises funds through the generous support of sponsors such as Vancity, ParkLane Homes, Golda's Finest Foods, Busters Towing, and Edible Vancouver Magazine, among many others. For more info on our RIPE sponsors, visit our website at: RIPE tickets are available at any of the Vancouver Farmers Markets, at Rangoli Restaurant, and online on the Vancouver Farmers Markets website. Ticket prices are $50 for members, $65 for non-members, and $25 for children under 12.

Your Local Farmers Market Society (dba Vancouver Farmers Markets) is a registered BC non-profit society that organizes several farmers markets across the city throughout the year. Our mission is to foster community health and local economic development through the creation of a venue where community members have greater access to safe, healthy, locally produced food, and where BC producers can market their goods directly to urban customers.

Article courtesy of Vancouver Farmer's Market. For more information