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

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

FARMERS MARKETS’ TO GIVE AWAY FOOD TRUCK GOLDEN TICKET TO LUCKY SHOPPER THIS FEBRUARY 

  Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) are giving away a food truck lunch at the markets every week for a year to one lucky winner during their 6th Annual Food Truck February event. Starting this Saturday, Feb 4 at Nat Bailey and Sunday, Feb 5 at Hastings Park Winter Markets, food truck fans who purchase a meal at … Read moreFARMERS MARKETS’ TO GIVE AWAY FOOD TRUCK GOLDEN TICKET TO LUCKY SHOPPER THIS FEBRUARY 

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 Scentimental Creations

  Natural products for a healthy body and home! If you appreciate healthy radiant skin, Scentimental Creations’ original formulations of skincare products – as well as products for your hair, home and pets – offer a completely natural alternative to chemical-laden brand names that is sensitive to both you and the environment, with no animal … Read more#MarketMonday featuring Scentimental Creations

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

#MarketMonday – IN SEASON AT THE MARKET

     * quince *         * watermelon radish *         * brussels sprouts *         * coronation grapes*   Mark your calendars for opening days of our winter season starting November 5 at Nat Bailey and November 6 at Hastings Park! Shop for local freshness all winter … Read more#MarketMonday – IN SEASON AT THE MARKET

#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

#MarketMonday vendor Culver City Salads

  YOU DO WIN FRIENDS WITH SALAD WE’RE A LITTLE GREEN FOOD TRUCK THAT MAKES CLEAN, HEALTHY EATING AS EFFORTLESS AS POSSIBLE FOR YOU. BUILT OUT OF A SERIOUS LOVE FOR FOOD AND FAMILY, WE SERVE UP A SELECTION OF FRESH, DELICIOUS PLANT-BASED, GLUTEN FREE SALADS AND SNACKS TO FEED YOUR STOMACH AND YOUR SOUL. … Read more#MarketMonday vendor Culver City Salads

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

#MarketMonday vendor PASTICHE Foods – Savour the Good

  AS A CREATIVE FOOD LAB, PASTICHE IS A SOURCE FOR FINE AND LOCAL PRODUCTS — A REFINED COMBINATION OF TASTE, QUALITY AND AN ELEMENT OF ‘JOIE DE VIVRE’ We are passionate about giving you unique, natural and organic food using the most local, quality ingredients that we can get. Paté pastiche is my father’s recipe, developed over … Read more#MarketMonday vendor PASTICHE Foods – Savour the Good

#MarketMonday vendor Aji Gourmet Products

    I was born and raised in Colombia to a Canadian mother and a Colombian father.  I attended Post Secondary at the University of New Brunswick and later pursued Equine Studies at Grant McEwan College in Alberta.  After finishing school I returned to Colombia where I pursued work with horses, as well as developing therapeutic toys for … Read more#MarketMonday vendor Aji Gourmet Products

#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 … Read more#MarketMonday vendor Skipper Otto

#MarketMonday vendor Earth Apple Farm

Shirlene Coté, Vegetable Farmer Owner, Earth Apple Farm Shirlene has been growing vegetables for the lovely people of the lower mainland in BC for 5 years now.  What started as a small obsession with growing several varieties of potatoes, has turned into a full blown life commitment to growing over 50 varieties of fruits and … Read more#MarketMonday vendor Earth Apple Farm