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.

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