Sweet Thea @ the Royal City Farmers’ Market

We were out at the Royal City Farmers’ Market located at the Quay in New West (now called River Market) in April.  The last one for the winter season, it was nice to see vendors back in the Quay for a change even if it was just for a short period of time.

A staple at a number of different Farmers’ Markets across the Lower Mainland, we first encountered the delectable treats from Sweet Thea at Circle Craft in Vancouver.

Thea’s been baking up designer wedding cakes and pastries for over 15 years.  Us, being an old married couple for quite some time now, hardly needs a wedding cake anymore so we have to console ourselves with the other various sweet pastries that Sweet Thea makes.

This time around, we picked up a variety of cookies (I can almost picture the Cookie Monster singing his “C is for Cookie” song in my head).  Clockwise from the top left:  Ginger Crinkle, Chocolava, Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Snickerdoodle (6 for $6)

I think at Circle Craft we had a cross between the ginger crinkle and the chocolava which is awesome but all of these cookies are great.

If you visit her website, you can see a list of upcoming appearances at local Farmers’ Markets as well as the types of pastries that will be available (things like tarts, pies, granola bars and, of course, cookies!).

We actually picked up some more cookies at the Steveston Farmer’s Market recently.  Although they got our order wrong (we asked for white chocolate macadamia nut but they gave us snickerdoodles instead), they did give us a couple of extra freebies… turns out they were training some new staff and some of the cookies didn’t pass the quality control test so they gave us a couple of the cast-offs.

The next Farmers’ Market in New West is on Thursday, June 7th but you don’t have to wait that long… check out Thea’s website for details on all of the upcoming market appearances.


Posted on May 22, 2012, in Bakery, Cookies, Desserts, Farmers Market, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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