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What's Fresh at Hastings Park - Nov 27

What’s in Season

acorn squash, apples, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, celeriac,  chanterelle mushrooms, chard, collard greens, corn, dandelion greens, delicata squash, dill, escarole, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, nettles, oats, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, pumpkin,  radishes, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, spinach, sprouts, sunchokes, strawberries, turnips, tomatoes, walnuts, watercress, winter squash, zucchini

New this Week

Check out these new & returning vendors at #HastingsParkWFM this Sunday:

Golden West Nurseries

Aji Gourmet Products

Jordan’s Jam

Robin Ridge Winery

Take a Fancy Chocolate and Sweets

Sale Sale Sale!

The more you buy, the more you save! Just in time for the holidays.

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Upcoming Events

Festive Farmers Market

Join the holiday cheer at Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market – we’ll have kids activities, a Holiday Cookie Swap (for more info & RSVP here!) and photos with Santa. Buy local this holiday season!

Holiday Closures

We’ll be closed Sunday, December 25th and Sunday, January 1st for the holidays! Stock up on December 18th for all your holiday meals. We’ll be open on January 8th. Happy Holidays!

Don’t Miss

Drop off your old & used small appliances at ElectroRecycle  this Sunday at Hastings Park. You can recycle over 400 items for free at their booth – find out more here!

Are you a regular Hastings Park shopper? Pickup your Hastings Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

It’s free to join, just sign up for our weekly newsletter!

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Hastings Park only.

Contest Alert

ENTER our Instagram contest & get a chance to win a limited edition market shopping tote with graphics by local designer, Jane Koo.   Find a recipe at the market or on our site.  Make the recipe & snap a shot, tagging it on Instagram with #LFGFrecipes. You’ll be automatically entered to win!  We’ll give away one prize a week in November so get cooking.  For all the recipes and more information on the program, visit: http://www.eatlocal.org/local-food-global-flavours

Help Spread the Word!

Love the market? Tell your friends and family about Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market to help this new market grow. Share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

Be a Market Champion! Get a Hastings Park lawn sign and let your neighbours know where to find the freshest in local produce, all within a few minutes of their home. Pickup your lawn sign at the Info Booth this week!

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Hastings Park vendors here.

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here


What's fresh at Nat Bailey - Nov 19

What’s in Season

apples, acorn squash, asian pears, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chanterelles, chard, corn, delicata squash, endive, fennel, garlic, grapes, hazelnuts, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, melons, mizuna, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, pumpkin, quince, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, spinach, sunchokes, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, winter squash, zucchini


New Vendors this week

Back at Nat Bailey for the first time this season, be sure to visit:
Empire Valley Premium Beef | Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery | R&B Brewing Company | The Kaboom Box | Pottery By Dave & Family | Von Hardenberg Candles

Get a complete list of this week’s vendors here


Don’t Miss

Visit the folks from Salt Spring Coffee this Saturday for a festival taste of their celebration blend! Then check out the Evo Car Share booth and take advantage of their great sign up promo for market shoppers – free membership + 30 mins driving!

salt-spring   evo-sign

Contest Alert!

ENTER our Instagram contest & get a chance to win a limited edition market shopping tote with graphics by local designer, Jane Koo.   Find a recipe at the market or on our site. Make the recipe & snap a shot, tagging it on Instagram with #LFGFrecipes. You’ll be automatically entered to win! We’ll give away one prize a week in November so get cooking. For all the recipes and more information on the program (including a short video series), visit: http://www.eatlocal.org/local-food-global-flavours


Hastings Park Winter Market

Have you heard about the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market? Did you know it’s every Sunday from November to April? With lots of free parking and more vendors than ever before? If you miss Nat Bailey, be sure to head to the east side to pick up your weekly groceries! *Details here*


Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturdays, 10am-2pm 

Click here for more Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market Information


What's Fresh at Hastings Park - Nov 20

What’s in Season

acorn squash, apples, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, celeriac,  chanterelle mushrooms, chard, collard greens, corn, dandelion greens, delicata squash, dill, escarole, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, nettles, oats, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, pumpkin, quince, radishes, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, spinach, sprouts, sunchokes, strawberries, turnips, tomatoes, walnuts, watercress, winter squash, zucchini

Last Chance!

Open View Orchard‘s apple season is coming to an end so this Sunday is your last chance to try their juicy Gala and Ambrosia apples from their small farm in Penticton, BC.

New this Week

Check out these new & returning vendors at #HastingsParkWFM this Sunday:

BC Wine Studio

Pottery by Dave and Family

Roasters Hot Sauce

Six Legs Good Apiaries

Don’t Miss

Evo Car Share is offering Vancouver Farmers Market shoppers FREE memberships with FREE minutes. Find their booth at Hastings Park this Sunday to learn more.

Are you a regular Hastings Park shopper? Pickup your Hastings Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

It’s free to join, just sign up for our weekly newsletter!

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Hastings Park only.

Contest Alert

ENTER our Instagram contest & get a chance to win a limited edition market shopping tote with graphics by local designer, Jane Koo.   Find a recipe at the market or on our site.  Make the recipe & snap a shot, tagging it on Instagram with #LFGFrecipes. You’ll be automatically entered to win!  We’ll give away one prize a week in November so get cooking.  For all the recipes and more information on the program, visit: http://www.eatlocal.org/local-food-global-flavours

Help Spread the Word!

Love the market? Tell your friends and family about Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market to help this new market grow. Share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

Be a Market Champion! Get a Hastings Park lawn sign and let your neighbours know where to find the freshest in local produce, all within a few minutes of their home. Pickup your lawn sign at the Info Booth this week!

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Hastings Park vendors here.

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here


What's Fresh at Hastings Park - Nov 13

What’s in Season

acorn squash, apples, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac,  chanterelle mushrooms, chard, corn, delicata squash, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, pumpkin, quince, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, spinach, sunchokes, strawberries, turnips, tomatoes, watercress, winter squash, zucchini

New this Week

NEW vendors available this week – find them *exclusively* at Hastings Park 

Cheeses Crust GeorelsLita’s Mexican FoodsSteel & Oak Brewing Tempea Natural FoodsThe SmallflowerWayward Distillation House

Don’t Miss

Are you a regular Hastings Park shopper? Pickup your Hastings Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

It’s free to join, just sign up for our weekly newsletter!

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Hastings Park only.

Contest Alert

ENTER our Instagram contest & get a chance to win a limited edition market shopping tote with graphics by local designer, Jane Koo.   Find a recipe at the market or on our site.  Make the recipe & snap a shot, tagging it on Instagram with #LFGFrecipes. You’ll be automatically entered to win!  We’ll give away one prize a week in November so get cooking.  For all the recipes and more information on the program, visit: http://www.eatlocal.org/local-food-global-flavours

Help Spread the Word!

Love the market? Tell your friends and family about Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market to help this new market grow. Share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

Be a Market Champion! Get a Hastings Park lawn sign and let your neighbours know where to find the freshest in local produce, all within a few minutes of their home. Pickup your lawn sign at the Info Booth this week!

We’re looking for volunteers to help poster and leaflet before the market opens as well as weekly Market Hosts. Email gabrielle@eatlocal.org if you’re available to help out this winter season.

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Hastings Park vendors here.

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here


What's Fresh at Nat Bailey - Nov 12

Thanks to all you market supporters who made it out to our first winter market last Saturday. It was a little wet but that didn’t hold us back. Remember, the winter markets are rain or shine!


In Season Now

apples, Asian pears, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, , chanterelles, chard, corn, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, mizuna, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, pumpkin, quince, salad mix, shallots, spinach, sunchokes, strawberries, tomatoes, watercress, winter squash, zucchini


The Vendors

This week we welcome back some farms joining us for the first time this season:

Ambercott Acres | Huis Farm | Little Qualicum Cheeseworks | Outwest Ranches | Poplar Grove Arbour Hazelnuts | Rondriso Farms | Sawmill Bay Shellfish Company 

Get a complete list of this week’s 70+ Nat Bailey vendors here


Contest Alert!

ENTER our Instagram contest & get a chance to win a limited edition market shopping tote with graphics by local designer, Jane Koo. Find a recipe at the market or check them out online. Make the recipe & snap a shot, tagging it on Instagram with #lfgfrecipes. You’ll be automatically entered to win! We’ll give away one prize a week in November so get cooking!

Have you seen our short video series with subtitles in English and Chinese? Check them out here!


Hastings Park Winter Market

Have you heard about the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market? Did you know it’s every Sunday from November to April? With lots of free parking? If you miss Nat Bailey, be sure to head to the east side to pick up your weekly groceries! *Details here*


Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturdays, 10am-2pm 

Click here for more Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market Information