Langley Community Farmers Market kicks off season May 23 at Kwantlen

Wed, May 16, 2012



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Langley Community Farmers Market kicks off season May 23 at Kwantlen

Metro Vancouver, BC – (May 17, 2012) – For the fourth year in a row Kwantlen Polytechnic University kicks off the Langley Community Farmers Market (LCFM) season, showcasing fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, live entertainment, and much more. The market will take place at Kwantlen's Langley Campus, 20901 Langley Bypass on Wednesday May 23, from 2:00 PM–6:00 PM.
Between fresh produce, baked artisan breads and treats, prepared jams, pickles, and preserves, you'll also be able to talk with vendors and discover where your food comes from, how it's grown, and maybe learn a thing or two about cooking your favorite dishes. Bring your own basket or shopping bag, and peruse the more than 30 vendors that "Make it, Bake it, or Grow it" and sell the very best this region has to offer.

"This is the time of year when our attention turns into anticipation as we count down the days until the opening of the farmers market," says John McKendry, president and vice-chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. "The market has reached a level of success that is not usually attained by such ventures, and I think having the market on campus has a lot to do with that success. We hope the community will join us on campus and enjoy the wonderful produce available from local producers each week."
The LCFM is held every Wednesday afternoon from now until October 3 from 2:00 PM–6:00 PM in the courtyard at Kwantlen's Langley campus.

The Langley Community Farmers Market Society (LCFMS) is a non-profit organization that coordinates the farmers market with its operations based on the Kwantlen Langley campus. It contributes to the economic viability of local farms and businesses, allows producers and customers to interact and provides public education about food security and availability. For more information on the LCFM, please visit

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,000 students annually have a choice from over 135 programs including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


For more information about Kwantlen, contact:
Joanne Saunders
Director, Marketing and Communications
Tel: 604.599.2243