It’s May, which means that my garden is starting to come into its own, and local farmers’ markets are gearing up for their summer seasons. As a local food junkie, I thought this would be the perfect time to feature a podcast about one local market. My friend Jen Arbo is the Operations Manager with the Royal City Farmers Market, which operates in New Westminster, a Vancouver suburb not far from where I live. You may recognize the market from my sidebar, in fact, as they have been one of my most dedicated advertisers. Because they rock. Like local food rocks.
Chard by Miho Shimamura
The Royal City Farmers Market hasn’t been around that long. Jen talked about how the market got its start, and how it’s grown. She shared some special programs they have run, talked about how they find vendors, and shared the inside scoop on how a market operates. If you’re into local food, you like to support your local economy, or you’re just curious about how a local farmers’ market operates, you’ll want to listen to what Jen had to say. I’m eagerly waiting for my own local farmers’ market to open after speaking with her. Listen to the podcast here:
If you’re in the Vancouver area, I also wanted to highlight an event that will give you a chance to enjoy some great food and support the Royal City Farmers Market all at the same time. The market is holding its fifth annual fundraiser on May 31, 2012 starting at 6:00pm at Wild Rice in New Westminster. The talented Chef Todd Bright has developed unique dishes featuring the best that the market’s vendors have to offer. Sounds pretty fabulous to me.
Next week on the Strocel.com podcast I’ll be sharing an interview with the amazing Susan Washington, a success coach. I am currently working with her, and she’s helping me to live out my word for 2012, which is clarity. If you could use a little more clarity in your own life, you’ll want to tune in. Subscribe to the Strocel.com podcast in iTunes, and you won’t miss a minute!