Soup made by Eat the Dishes will be served at Surrey’s new Kwantlen St. Winter Market and Food Truck Festival this Saturday, Jan. 12. (submitted photo)

New winter market brings food trucks to Surrey’s KPU campus

Indoor/outdoor event held Saturdays in Newton

A new Kwantlen St. Winter Market and Food Truck Festival will open in Surrey on Saturday, Jan. 12.

The indoor/outdoor event “is set to become your favourite spot to pick up your weekly stash of delicious local foods and curiosities,” according to Farm Fresh Events.

Anne Janzen’s company, which has operated similar markets in North Delta, Tsawwassen and at KPU’s campus in Richmond, is contracted by Kwantlen Student Association to plan the weekly event at the university’s Surrey campus, 12666 72nd Ave.

Until June 20, the market will run every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Located inside KPU’s Main Building and “surrounded by loads of free parking,” the Surrey gathering “is right on your way to everything, and an easy stop no matter what the weather has in store,” says a Facebook event post.

Janzen said the market will start “with around 20 vendors and two food trucks, and by March I imagine it will grow substantially. It will grow organically, and we saw that at other markets we’ve done.”

To start, food trucks/booths will include Cheezee Does It (“brunch and lunch menu featuring classic comfort foods,” Janzen says), Meet2Eat (“marinated grilled meats and Middle Eastern wraps, children’s menu and salads,”), Mi Casa Mexicana (“authentic Mexican food”) and Eat the Dishes (“delicious soups in an edible bread bowl”).

Live entertainment is also planned, with Fleetwood-based guitarist/singer Ranj Singh booked to perform opening day.

“I’m interested in bringing in local, creative people with talent – maybe a singer, musician, a magician,” Janzen told the Now-Leader. “This is a brand new venture (in Surrey), and there’s room for people who want to get involved. I’m open to ideas.”

Janzen can be reached by email (farmfreshevents@gmail.com), phone (778-688-3663) and on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).

Vendor application information is posted at kwantlenstmarket.ca. A single booth space costs $40 per day, and vendors are responsible for bringing their own table.

• RELATED STORIES:

Surrey’s newest food truck cooks gourmet sausages to help feed Whalley’s hungriest people

‘Purple Haze’ found: Surrey musician Ranj Singh’s beloved Honda located on a Mission farm

Just Posted

Province to pass $1.25-million repair bill for South Surrey overpass on to ICBC

152 Street overpass was struck by overheight truck on Dec. 4, 2017

Ex-Mountie who investigated ‘Surrey six’ murders gets conditional sentence

Derek Brassington pleaded guilty in B.C. Supreme Court on Friday

Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser to support Cloverdale Community Kitchen

Kitchen, emergency weather shelter seeing increased turnout

How fallen Surrey Mountie’s Stetson ended up in Europe puzzles police

Constable Terry Draginda’s hat is repatriated after being found at a flea market in Hamburg, Germany

Surrey social justice activist wins Sher Vancouver’s Youth Leadership Award

Shilpa Narayan says her work is about ‘ensuring a safe space’ for marginalized youth

VIDEO: U.S. Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

At issue is a BuzzFeed News report that about negotiations over a Moscow real estate project

Rookie Demko backstops Canucks to 4-3 win over Sabres

Young Vancouver goalie makes 36 saves to turn away Buffalo

Charges upgraded against mother of murdered B.C. girl

Kerryann Lewis now faces first- rather than second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa.

UPDATE: Injured firefighter in stable condition

Kelowna fire crews responded to a blaze at Pope’sGallery of BC Art & Photography on Friday

Heavy snowfall expected on the Coquihalla

Snowfall warning in effect for the Coquihalla Highway, from Hope to Merritt

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Arrest made after historic B.C. church hit by arson

The fire at the 150-year-old Murray United Church in Merritt was considered a possible hate crime

Missing man from Crowsnest Pass could be in Lower Mainland

58-year-old Stuart David Duff was last seen on Jan. 6, 2019.

B.C. dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim

Wayne Belleville was shocked to see a letter addressed to him from his shooter, Ronald Teneycke

Most Read