With its motto 'You are what you eat, prepare to meet your maker', Vancouver Farmers Markets digs deep.
On a softer note, they invite shoppers to pick strawberries that are now hitting their prime.
Food scraps drop spots at West End Farmers Market & Trout Lake Farmers Market (Saturdays, 9am - 2pm at both locations) promotes composting.
On August 8, shoppers at Main Street Station Market have a chance to vote for Vancouver's Best Eggs, Cheese, Preserves of 2012.
For shoppers who forgot what is in season in Vancouver now, they drafted a list:
I wonder what strawberries from British Columbia taste like.
Down to earth and seasonal Green Day # 235
(* Illustrations from Vancouver Farmers Markets site)