Spicing Up Vancouver Farmers Markets, Locally Made Adult Ginger Beer Makes A Big Splash

Odd Society Spirits Set to Release ‘Ginger’, a Real Ginger Beer Sharp on the tongue and straight to the point, Ginger by Odd Society Spirits is the real deal. This locally crafted ginger beer,made with fermented organic sugar and fresh ginger, is extremely refreshing with a satisfying finish. Simply made with water, organic sugar, yeast, … Read moreSpicing Up Vancouver Farmers Markets, Locally Made Adult Ginger Beer Makes A Big Splash

Join Dana Reinhardt in Lazio, Italy for an incredible culinary experience

Join Chef Dana Reinhardt in exploring the incredible bounty of Lazio, Italy. The farm is covered with olive trees and vineyards and boasts a beautiful pool and vistas. This beautiful area is also home to many ancient Etruscan necropolis and ruins. We will harvest seasonal produce and use meat from the heritage breed cattle, pigs and chickens located … Read moreJoin Dana Reinhardt in Lazio, Italy for an incredible culinary experience

BC Wine Studio launches wine in support of BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program

BC Wine Studio may make its wine in Okanagan Falls, but its heart is firmly in East Vancouver, and it’s proud to support the BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program with a delicious new Neighbour’s Blend which will help raise funds for the outstanding work done by this local food security program. The BC Farmers … Read moreBC Wine Studio launches wine in support of BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program

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 … Read moreFARMERS MARKETS’ JANUARY BOOT CAMP WHIPS NEW VENDORS INTO SHAPE

#Favourite things to do this week in Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria and the Okanagan

  Celebrate the grand opening on Wednesday, July 12 at Tofino Resort and Marina “Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina     You won’t want to miss this inaugural event July 15 and 16 FIRST ANNUAL ART & WINE IN THE VINES INVITES GUESTS TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE OKANAGAN VALLEY   … Read more#Favourite things to do this week in Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria and the Okanagan

Osoyoos Kicks Off Summer with Annual Cherry Fiesta, July 1

  Canada Day celebration includes live entertainment, children’s activities, fireworks and more On Saturday, July 1, the town of Osoyoos celebrates our country’s 150th birthday with the 69th annual Cherry Fiesta. The fun begins at 7:30 am with a Rotary Pancake Breakfast in the Town Square, followed by the Cherry Fiesta Parade on Main Street … Read moreOsoyoos Kicks Off Summer with Annual Cherry Fiesta, July 1

Does pride exist after the Fall?

  Yesterday I went to Trout Lake Farmers Market with three family members. Although the weather wasn’t all that great the market was busy and bustling. The Trout Lake Farmers Market is on the edge of the park and set on a paved service road that parallels an alley. It is relatively narrow given the … Read moreDoes pride exist after the Fall?

Okanagan Culinary Adventure – Chapter two – Enchanté by Bongo Wines

Although slightly out of order I thought it would be most inspirational to start on the second day of our Okanagan travels which began with a magnificent sunburst of a morning. We were high above the bench looking down on vineyards, lakes and the hamlet of Naramata. The day promised perfect summer weather and we … Read moreOkanagan Culinary Adventure – Chapter two – Enchanté by Bongo Wines

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 … Read moreVancouver Farmers’ Markets now open for the season

Local food lives in the heart of False Creek at Main St. Station

  Dear Market Friends, This time last year we surveyed you, our loyal fans and shoppers, about whether you would support a permanent, indoor/outdoor market space for Vancouver Farmers Markets in the city. Amazingly, over 90% of respondents said they support the idea of a permanent home for the markets in addition to our seasonal, … Read moreLocal food lives in the heart of False Creek at Main St. Station

#MarketMonday featuring Robin Ridge Winery

  The Robin Ridge estate vineyard includes 18 acres of well drained soils on the Similkameen Bench near the Junction of Hwy 3 and Hwy 3A in Keremeos.  The organic vineyard was established in 1997 and expanded in 2012.  The gravelly loam soil ensures the vines struggle and encourages them to produce very small yields … Read more#MarketMonday featuring Robin Ridge Winery

LONSDALE QUAY MARKET HOSTS CHIRSTMAS MARKET AT THE QUAY 

  Kick-off the Christmas season at Lonsdale Quay Market’s Christmas Market on Thursday, December 1st from 5pm to 7pm. A chance to discover some of the best emerging and established local artisans in Vancouver and find that special something for your loved ones. The Artisan Farmer’s Market is hosting their first pop-up winter market by … Read moreLONSDALE QUAY MARKET HOSTS CHIRSTMAS MARKET AT THE QUAY 

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

#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 … Read more#FridayFavourites – what’s happening November 4 – 11

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 … Read moreVancouver’s Winter Farmers Markets

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 … Read moreFriday Favourites – what’s happening this week October 21 – 28

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, … Read moreLast of the summer markets – Vancouver Farmers Markets

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

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

#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 … Read more#MarketMonday Odd Society Spirits award winning Cassis