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Enjoy farmers' fresh fare every Wednesday

Connie Marshalsay of Hearthstone meats shows off one of her pulled pork sandwiches on the opening day of the Surrey Urban Farmers Market, located at the new Civic Plaza behind city hall every Wednesday afternoon from June 11 to Oct. 8.  - Evan Seal / The Leader
Connie Marshalsay of Hearthstone meats shows off one of her pulled pork sandwiches on the opening day of the Surrey Urban Farmers Market, located at the new Civic Plaza behind city hall every Wednesday afternoon from June 11 to Oct. 8.
— image credit: Evan Seal / The Leader

The Surrey Urban Farmers Market (SUFM) opened on Wednesday (June 11) at its new location, the North Surrey Civic Plaza, 13450 104 Ave.

With a membership of 40 vendors, including 25 food growers and producers, the market will be open every Wednesday until Oct. 8 from 12-5 p.m.

Customers will be able to enjoy special events this summer including, live music, food demonstrations by local chefs, a corn roast, and cheese and berry festivals.

Live performers are expected to include Joe Given, Yvon Langlois, Braden Daniel and Chris the Accordion Guy.

The market also allows farmers, producers and customers to meet face-to-face, and includes features such as a Food Nutrition Coupon Program for lower-income shoppers and workshops about growing food.

This year, the market has received $7,500 from the B.C. government’s Buy Local program for a marketing campaign to help raise awareness of the new location and to promote agriculture and local food while supporting local producers.

“With great enthusiasm, the Surrey Urban Farmers Market looks forward to the support of Buy Local Program funding, said SUFM president Peter Leblanc. “We are going to create a great promotional campaign to build awareness and excitement in our farmers market.”

“I’m not surprised that so many people are choosing to eat locally these days,” said Surrey-Panorama MLA Marvin Hunt. “When you buy from a farmers’ market, the food has often been freshly picked just hours before.”

For more details, visit http://surreymarket.org/

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