Market News

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.


Where to Park Downtown

There’s plenty of parking near the Downtown Farmers Market. Both open air and underground pay lots offer over 600 parking spaces for your convenience. Check out a few of our recommended locations below!

Metro Parking – Lot #9

RECOMMENDED FOR VEHICLES LESS THAN 6’4”

  • Location: 649 Cambie Street
  • Rates: Hourly – $2 per 30mins | Daily – $8 on P2, $10 on P1 | Evening/Weekend – $12 max (4pm-midnight)
  • Payment Options: Pay By Phone, Cash
  • # of spaces: 260
  • Maximum Height Clearance: 6’4”
  • Located directly under the market!
  • Download the PayByPhone app and top up your parking conveniently, wherever you are!

EasyPark – Lot 21

RECOMMENDED FOR OVER HEIGHT VEHICLES

  • Location: 688 Cambie Street
  • Rates: Hourly – $2 per 30mins | Daily – $11 max
  • Payment Options: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
  • # of spaces: 387
  • Maximum Height Clearance: No height restriction
  • Located across the street from the market!

Impark – Lot 1411

  • Location: 349 West Georgia (in front of the Canada Post Building)
  • Rates: Hourly – $3 per hr | Daily – $7.50 6am-6pm | Evening $8 max (6pm-6am)
  • Payment Options: Pay By Phone
  • # of spaces: 9
  • Maximum Height Clearance: No height restriction
  • Located across the street from the market!


Opening Day at Main St Station

The Produce

bok choy, chard, chives, cucumbers, edible flowers, eggplant, fennel, garlic scapes, green onions, kohlrabi, leeks, new potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, salad mix, strawberries, snap peas, tomato starts, turnip greens, veggie starts, zucchini, zucchini flowers

The Vendors

We’ve got an exciting line-up of vendors at Main St Station and it’s so hard to only highlight a few, but here goes:

  • Coast Mushroomtech Ltd: brand new vendor with organic oyster mushrooms
  • Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Ltd: some of the best cheese in the Fraser Valley
  • Mandair Farms: those infamous pakoras! every week!
  • Old Country Frozen Pierogi: perfect meal pick-up! Just pick up some market veg for a side salad

Don’t Miss

Fresh Roots is hosting regular food literacy activities – be sure to check them out! And don’t forget that it’s Member Appreciation Day this week, so there will be extra deals around the market.

Manager’s Picks

You can fill up on kombucha every other week with SPARK kombucha and should get your pie fix early because The Pie Company is only coming in June. First timers, Sawmill Bay Shellfish Company are offering $2 off Read Island Gem Oysters and $1 off Sawmill Bay BBQ Oysters for market members. Pick some up for dinner!

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Main St Station vendors here.

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


Yaletown Market moves to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza June 2

 

It is will sadness and disappointment that we announce the closing of our Yaletown Farmers Market on May 26. Effective June 2, 2016, we will move to a new location at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, just 4 blocks up the street at the corner of Georgia & Hamilton. Our new Downtown Farmers Market will run Thursdays, June 2-October 27 from 2pm to 6pm and hosts all the same great vendors you know and love from Yaletown! For more info on market location and upcoming vendor schedules, visit the Downtown Market page.

At this time, we want to thank all of our shoppers for their support of the Yaletown Market over the last 3 seasons. We hope to see you all at the Downtown Market at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, starting June 2! For more details on why we moved this market, read the Yaletown Market media release.


Dig In! Demos & Schedule

Schedule

  • 9:00 – Market Opens
  • 10:00 – Build your own Terrarium
  • 11:00 – Backyard Boxes Compost Demo
  • 12:00 – Build your own Terrarium
  • 1:00 – Backyard Boxes Compost Demo
  • 2:00 – Market Closes

Ongoing: Garden Q & A with Vancouver Master Gardeners, Live Bee Box with Richmond Beekeepers Association

Demos

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Master Gardeners  Build Your Own Terrarium BackyardBoxes  Beekeepers