FARMERS MARKETS’ JANUARY BOOT CAMP WHIPS NEW VENDORS INTO SHAPE

  Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM), the non-profit organization that supports over 280 small BC farms and producers, will be putting ten new vendor hopefuls through their paces as part of its January Boot Camp initiative. For the entire month of January, these aspiring businesses will learn what it takes to vend outdoors during the toughest…

Vancouver Farmers’ Markets now open for the season

Four summer markets have opened, or will open, this week including West End (Saturday), Mount Pleasant (Sunday), Main St. Station(Wednesday), and Downtown (Thursday)! There’s never been a better time than now to come out and shop with our local farmers. The cold, damp spring has resulted in a slow start to the season for growers across…

#MarketMonday – Local Food Global Flavours campaign spotlights Asian foods at Vancouver Farmers Markets

  November typically marks the end of peak harvest season in British Columbia, but the stalls at Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) winter markets are still full of a wide assortment of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Popular produce items like kale, cucumbers, and tomatoes are in abundance but shoppers will find more than just trendy…

#FridayFavourites (a day early) November 10/11 – 18

  #MarketMonday – IN SEASON AT THE MARKET   Moms & Tots Nov/Dec Workshops at Rocky Mountain Flatbread​   Glowbal Restaurant Group announces Coast’s new menu items, Cocktail Hour and Friday lunch feature   Official White Linen Catering Launch Party!   SPARKLE AND SHINE: L’ABATTOIR BRIGHTENS UP WEEKENDS THIS FALL BY INTRODUCING BUBBLES AT BRUNCH…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening November 4 – 11

  Jonny Staub from Virgin Radio and TDIAO welcome 60 dogs from California – to be rescued November 6th by pre-approved families.   FlyOver Canada Flight Ride Experience   SPARKLE AND SHINE: L’ABATTOIR BRIGHTENS UP WEEKENDS THIS FALL BY INTRODUCING BUBBLES AT BRUNCH   SWINE MEETS WINE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR EXTENDS SUNDAY SUPPER…

Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Markets

  Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Markets return this Saturday, Nov 5 to Nat Bailey and Sunday, Nov 6 to Hastings Park! Fans of fresh can shop weekly with 175+ producers bringing Vancouver the best winter selection of local produce, meat, seafood and dairy, artisanal prepared food, beverage and craft, and yummy food truck offerings.   2016 – 17 Winter Farmers Markets Schedule…

Friday Favourites – what’s happening this week October 21 – 28

  Last of the summer markets – Vancouver Farmers Markets   Holy Guacamole! Avocados from Mexico partners with the Canucks   Cider Tap Takeover happening at The Cascade Room   Spinal Chord! A partnership fundraiser between Vancouver Cantata Singers & ICORD (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries)   ChopStick Festival 2016   Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria cures…

Last of the summer markets – Vancouver Farmers Markets

There’s still one more week of summer left at Vancouver Farmers Markets with the final days of Trout Lake, West End, Kitsilano, and Downtown Markets happening between now and October 27th! Take this final opportunity of the season to visit your favourite neighbourhood markets and stock up on all the fresh and local goodness – we won’t be back until November 5th at Nat Bailey Winter Market,…

#MarketMonday vendor Long Table Distillery BC Långbord Akvavit Named Best in Pacific Northwest.

Long Table Distillery’s Långbord Akvavit is Awarded First Place By Sip Northwest.   The magazine’s 2016 “Best in the Northwest” issue is now hitting newsstands with the announcement of this year’s winners for the region’s top spirits. Long Table Distillery, Vancouver’s first micro-distillery and craft distillers of international award winning small batch gins and seasonal spirits, took first place…

#FridayFavourites – what’s on this blustery week ahead Oct 14 – 21

    Taste of Yaletown event brings a fresh approach with Sharing & Pairing menu    Make a SPLASH at Arts Umbrella’s 34th Art Auction   FARMERS MARKETS FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT LOW INCOME FAMILIES IN VANCOUVER   CHAMPAGNE WISHES, CAVIAR DREAMS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS EXCLUSIVE TAITTINGER DINNER OCT. 18   Getting Ready For ChopStick…

#MarketMonday Odd Society Spirits award winning Cassis

  Odd Society Spirits Crème de Cassis Awarded First Place By Sip Northwest  Available at these upcoming Vancouver Farmers Markets Kitsilano Sunday, October 16 Trout Lake Saturday, October 22   Sip Northwest Magazine’s 2016 Best of the Northwest issue hits newsstands today. Odd Society Spirits, a craft-certified distillery located in East Vancouver, took first place for their crème de cassis in the Best…

#MarketMonday vendor Skipper Otto

  Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery (CSF) creates a direct connection between local fishermen and consumers with the joint goal of protecting ocean resources and improving our local food system. The CSF model ensures that independent, small-scale harvesters can continue to fish using the low impact practices their parents and grandparents used before them and still…