Market News

What's Fresh at Trout Lake - May 13

TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET RUNS EVERY SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM UNTIL OCTOBER 21


Produce: acorn squash, apples, beets, bok choi, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, sunchokes, heirloom tomatoes, turnips, wild mushrooms

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL TROUT LAKE VENDOR LIST

New Vendors

Turtle Valley Bison will be at the Trout Lake market this weekend for the first time ever. They will have delicious ranch grown Bison from Chase B.C. Be sure to stop by their stall and check them out!

Urban Farm Girl Co starts her first weekend with Vancouver Farmers Market this Saturday at Trout Lake. Her product list includes – bedding plants, hanging baskets, fresh cut herbs, eggplant, rhubarb and much more! Stop by and show her some love.

Don’t Miss

ElectroRecycle will be onsite this weekend at the market. They will be ready to accept over 300 small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Trout Lake. Have recycling questions? Ask their friendly staff onsite located near the information booth! For what they can accept please visit their website at electrorecycle.ca/

Market News

Visit us at our other Summer Market locations opening soon all across the city!

Excited to be starting this summer market season! Looking forward to sunny warm days and the produce that comes with them. All our summer markets can be found here:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

 


For more Info on the Trout Lake Farmers Market click here

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page.


New season, new vendors

Our summer markets kick-off the first weekend of May, and we are more than excited to introduce a BUMPER CROP of 30+ new vendors this season! Everything from urban farms to bison ranches, fermented foodsters and mead-makers – this is our biggest introduction of new vendors ever!

The Goods

 

First, let’s talk about the farmers. We have a number of new producers at the markets this year, including Abundant Acres Family Farm from Chilliwack (mixed veg), Turtle Valley Bison (Chef Chris Whittaker’s source for all things bison), One Love Farm from Lilloet (veg, herbs, and flowers), and Urban Farm Girl & Co. from Burnaby (mixed veg). Also joining us this season is longtime VFM vendor Rachel Ryall (sister of Cropthorne Farm’s Lydia) in her newest incarnation as River & Sea Flowers. Rachel grows some of the most beautiful blooms around. And the bonus? They’re certified organic.

Ok, on to the carbs. We know you love them. There are a few new bakeries on the VFM roster for 2017, including Whistler’s Rising Knead and Nelson’s Bakeshop, operating out of Vancouver’s west side. Both have a focus on sourdough fermentation and produce a range of delicious breads and pastries. Also look out for Cascadia Bakery this summer.

Ever heard of raclette? It’s a kind of cheese most commonly eaten like a fondue, melted over bread and veggies. Cheese Me will be bringing it to the markets food truck-style with all kinds of delicious toppings – check them out on select dates at Downtown and Mount Pleasant. Other food trucks joining us this summer are Gaia Ma, specializing in healthy, vegan eats, and Chickpea Food Truck, who’ll be serving up vegetarian comfort food with a Mediterranean twist. Rounding out the selection is Cheeses Crust, purveyors of grilled cheese and taco delights.

We’ve got some great craft beverage debuting at the markets this summer, including Left Field Cider (yay!), makers of traditional dry English ciders, and Vancouver-based Faculty Brewing Co., who brew a wide range of lagers, ales, saisons, and stouts down on Ontario St. For something a little different, check out Humblebee Mead, makers of dry, sparkly mead (a.k.a honey alcohol) that incorporates surprising ingredients like kaffir lime and saffron. Looking for something non-alcoholic? Check out one of our three new kombucha makers this summer – Healthy Hooch, Oddity Kombucha, and The Royals Kombucha Brew House.

And now for the healthy stuff! Love you some sauerkraut? We’ve got two new fermented foods vendors coming onboard this season, including nutritionist and chef Alice Savage, and Lakehouse Foods, who produce a range of lactose-fermented sauerkrauts and pickles. Smoothie fans have to check out the super wholesome ready-to-blend smoothie mixes from The Good Stuff, and for the little ones, look out for Tiny Tummie‘s line of handcrafted baby foods.

View a complete list of new 2017 summer season vendors here.

 


What's Fresh at Trout Lake - May 6

TROUT LAKE FARMERS MARKET RUNS EVERY SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM UNTIL OCTOBER 21


Produce: acorn squash, apples, beets, bok choi, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, sunchokes, heirloom tomatoes, turnips, wild mushrooms

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL TROUT LAKE VENDOR LIST

Don’t Miss

Member Appreciation Day! It’s Opening day and VFM members will enjoy free market money transactions and discounts at various vendors around the market. Learn more about our membership program and how you can support our non-profit organization HERE. Be sure to keep an eye out for the member special signs for deals all around the market such as these (and don’t forget that member card!)

  • Applebarn – $1 off pepper bag challenge
  • Blue Comet Seafood – 10% off Kella Salmon Fillets
  • Cedar Isle Farm – $1 off 650g and 1.3kg bags of Cold Rolled Oats or Steel Crimped Organic Oats
  • Earth Apple Farm – Organic Rhubarb $3.25/lb, Elderflower for Cordial making $6 for 1/2 lb bag
  • Estevan Tuna – $1 off Tuna Loins
  • Farmer Koo – Petunia 2-packs assorted colors $5
  • Frostbites – $1 off Cordials
  • Ildiko Jewelry – $5 off any Earrings
  • Paul’s Produce – Buy 2 bottles of Pure Berry Juice and get one free
  • Poplar Grove Arbour – $1 off every 2 bags of Inshell Hazlenuts
  • Rockweld Farm – 10% off Whole Chickens
  • Stapleton – 20% off Steak & Mushroom Sausages
  • Take A Fancy Chocolate and Sweets – $1 off Pints of Ice Cream
  • Twin Oaks Farms – $1 off Venus Fly Trap Plants

For more weekend Member Day Specials at both Trout Lake and Kitsilano click here

Evo Car Share will have a booth set up at Trout Lake this weekend. Take advantage of their great sign up promo for market shoppers – free membership + 30 mins driving!

Market News

Visit us at our other Summer Market locations opening soon all across the city!

SHOP THE LOCAL FOOD REVOLUTION AT THESE NEIGHBOURHOOD MARKETS:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

For more Info on the Trout Lake Farmers Market click here

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page.


We're Back at Kitsilano!

Kitsilano Farmers Market runs every Sunday, 10am-2pm until October 22

What’s Fresh

Produce: acorn squash, apples, beets, bok choi, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, sunchokes, heirloom tomatoes, turnips, wild mushrooms, winter squash

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL KITSILANO VENDOR LIST

Don’t Miss

Membership Appreciation Day is this week! In addition to being a major player in supporting local farmers and producers, Vancouver Farmers Members enjoy specials and discounts from a number of vendors on the first market of every month! Find out more about the importance of our members and the perks here!

Market News

BMO Marathon road closures may affect your trip to the market this week if you’re coming from UBC or downtown. Heading out of downtown on the Burrard Street Bridge will be closed as will 4th west of Alma. Read more about traffic changes on the BMO Marathon site.

Summer Market Schedules

Excited to be starting this summer market season! Looking forward to sunny warm days and the produce that comes with them. All our summer markets can be found here:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Get a complete list of this week’s Kitsilano Market vendors here.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page.


What's fresh Downtown - June 2!

We’re thrilled to announce that our Downtown Market at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza opens June 2, 2016! The new home of our Thursday Yaletown Market, this local food destination is just 4 blocks north of its former location, situated on the corner of Georgia & Hamilton. Shop fresh weekly with all the same great farms and producers you know and love from Yaletown – bringing you the finest quality fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, baked goods, artisan food and craft, fresh fish, and local craft beer, wine and spirits.

What’s Fresh Downtown:

asparagus, bell peppers, carrots, cherries, cucumber, eggplant, fava beans, fennel, garlic scapes, green onions, hanging potted plants, head lettuce, herbs, mustards, mushrooms, new potatoes, peonies, rhubarb, salad mix, snap peas, strawberries, tomatoes, wheatgrass

New Vendors this week:

G&D Growers, Green Coast Craft Coffee, Guichon Farms, Rai Produce

Top picks to check out:

BC grown rice by the Artisan Sakemaker, Cold Brew Coffee by Green Coast Craft Coffee, Snap Peas from Crisp Organics, hand printed bicycle tee by The Hive Printing

Dont Miss:

It’s Member Appreciation Day, so look out for Member Specials signage at the market! The first market of each month, we give a little extra love to our annual Market Members in the form of specials and discounts from VFM and our vendors. Not a member yet? Sign up online or at the Market Info Tent at any of our six summer locations.

Mr. Sharp Knife Sharpening Service is at the Downtown Market only! Bring down your kitchen knives, scissors, and gardening tools for sharpening. Prices vary.

Get a complete list of this week’s Downtown Market vendors here.

Discover our five other summer market locations on our Markets Page.