Season Opening Tuesday May 9, 2017 - Kwantlen St. Farmers Market 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 















































































































































FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 30, 2015
 

                                           FARMERS MARKET AT KPU RICHMOND PROVIDES A PEEK INTO THE FUTURE
 
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@KSACouncil promotes #KwantlenU & local food w/ a street market featuring student produce, chef demos, design ideas & more
 
Street Market at KPU Richmond highlights @KSACouncil services for students, @KwantlenU programs, farm produce & entertainment Sept. 8th 11 – 3pm
 
Richmond, BC - Not just another farmers market, the Kwantlen St. Market promises to entice the entire community. On Tuesday, September 8th 2015, from 11am to 3pm, the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA), in conjunction with Farm Fresh Events, will introduce the newest of Richmond events.  As part of their Welcome Week at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Richmond, the KSA is giving a sneak peek of the proposed Kwantlen St. Market starting Spring 2016. This preview will highlight the KSA’s student services including Sustainable KSA, MultiPass, and KPU programs, with the added excitement of a farmers market. The whole community is invited to visit for fresh produce, artisanal products and jewelry, and to take in live entertainment and demos.

Alex McGowan, a KSA executive and fan of farmers markets, anticipates the sneak peek event will “sow the seeds for a fruitful farmers market on our Richmond campus.  We're very excited to bring the benefits of a farmers market to students, faculty and the Richmond community.” 
 
The market will also highlight KPU’s Sustainable Agriculture and Farm School programs, education programs for new farmers to learn ecologically sensitive agriculture practices and how to build their own agricultural businesses.  The KSA’s Sustainability Coordinator, Mairi Lester, “is thrilled to share a peek of the new market we’re building with students and the community.” Joining the KSA and Farm Fresh Events at the market will be KPU Recreation, KPU’s Student Health 101 program, TransLink’s Compass Card team, and Z95.3.
 
The Kwantlen St. Market offers all the goodness of a farmers market, with entertainment, artisan food and crafts and best of all, chef demos using the freshest local produce. Come and sample bites from some top chefs, get cooking tips and recipes, all while supporting local agriculture and businesses.
 
About
 
The Kwantlen Student Association represents more than 17,500 students enrolled at the four Metro Vancouver campuses of Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  The KSA actively seeks to enhance campus life, delivers student services, supports on-campus activities, and provide support for our student members.
 
Farm Fresh Events produces the Tsawwassen Saturday Market and the Sunday North Delta Farmer’s Markets, which are known for their artisanal foods, crafts and family friendly markets. Farm Fresh Events are created with the home chef in mind, each vendor is selected by former chef Anne Janzen.
 
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Alexander Ink, Media Contact | 604-331-0907 | info@alexanderink.com
Alex McGowan, VP External Affairs | 778-241-0599| external@kusa.ca