VFM Direct Fresh Sheet - August 29
Next Deliveries: Tuesday, September 3 & Thursday, September 5

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You can always count on mushrooms no matter what the season or weather. The fun-gi are the perfect meatless Monday option and are affordable and plentiful from Forager's Delight. Cremini, Portobella, Oyster, Shiitake, Seasonal Mix, Wild Mushroom Fusion. 

The fall crops are coming on!  The first Brussels sprouts of the season have arrived at Sunberry Farms as well as kabocha, butternut and spaghetti squash. With everything in season now, its a great time to load your menu with local ingredients! 

Heirloom tomatoes and McIntosh apples from Klippers Organics
Leeks, Bulk Beets and Bulk Onions from Sunberry Farms

The Food Pedalers 
Order Klippers Organics product by Saturday 5pm to ensure delivery on Tuesday and by 5pm Monday for Thursday delivery. 

Tesfa Farm  buffalo milk is available for Thursday delivery only.

Log in to your VFM Direct account to see all product availability and pricing on all the above items and many more!  New crops being added weekly.

Looking for a specific crop for your menu? Contact Sher for more information.

Did you know that you can setup a standing order so that you'll get items core to your menu every week (or on a regular schedule). There's no charge to setup a standing order and our producers love them - its like having a farmer grow specifically for you! If you know you need a consistent supply, setup a standing order with Sher and she'll make sure you're first to receive the items.  You'll have one less thing to worry about every week! 

Talk to Sher to set up your standing order.

PRODUCE: bean s (green, yellow, purple),  blueberries, bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cucumbers, currants, eggplant, fava beans, garlic (peeled, separated cloves, freeze dried scapes, fresh scapes), kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms (white, portobello, mini-bella, cremini, shiitake, oyster), pea shoots, dried peppers, peppers (bell, mini-pointed and shishito, habanero, kung pao), plums, rhubarb, scallions, spinach, strawberries, sunflower shoots, tomatoes (cherry, grape, campari, heirloom, heirloom cherry and beefsteak), zucchini

GRAINS, DAIRY & VALUE-ADDED PRODUCT: apple cider, buffalo milk, buffalo milk cheese, butter, cow's milk cheese, cheese curd, yogurt, sour cream, cream, eggs, dried lavender, milk, dried chanterelle mushrooms, dried morel and lobster mushrooms, dried nettles, dried padron peppers, kelp, kombu and other seaweed products, fruit juices, frozen berries, frozen rhubarb, goat cheese, honey, water kefir
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Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Brie doin' its thing. Order brie, cheddar curds, havarti, gouda and jersey blue plus butter (!) through VFM Direct.

Currently listing product on the Fresh Sheet:
BC Garlic Growers
BE Ingredients
Berry Brook Organic Farms
Birchwood Dairy
Chick-Inn Farm
Earth Apple Farm
Forager's Delight
Golden Ears Cheeseworks
Goodly Foods
Jane's Honey Bees
Klaassen Farms
Klippers Organics
Maan Farms
Mandair Farms
MS Lee's Natural Foods
Mt Lehman Cheese
Neufeld Farms
North Pacific Kelp
Open View Orchards
Soban Organic Farm
Sole Food Street Farms
Squamish Water Kefir
Sunberry Farms
Taves Family Farms
Tesfa Farms
The Food Pedalers
Your Wildest Foods

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A commitment to locally sourced ingredients led Rocky Mountain Flatbread's newest location in Surrey to VFM Direct to connect them with the best growers around. Just look at the colourful results! 

The following local businesses received deliveries this week! Thanks for supporting local producers! 

Bad Dog Bread
Belgard Kitchen
Compass Group - HSBC
Compass Group - Metro Vancouver
Compass Group - SFU Residence Dining
Di Beppe
Douce Diner
Fable Diner
Glenburn Soda Fountain

LaSalle College
Nook Restaurants
Orto Artisan Pasta
Rocky Mountain Flatbread - Main St
Rocky Mountain Flatbread - Kits
Rocky Mountain Flatbread - Surrey
Royal Dinette
The Soap Dispensary
UBC Food Services - Sage
UBC Food Services - The Point Grill
UBC Food Services - Totem Residence

Don't forget to send us your local food photos - we'd love to share them! 

Order Thursday through Sunday, 11:59pm for TUESDAY delivery
Order Friday through Tuesday, 11:59pm for THURSDAY delivery
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