Market News

Nat Bailey - CLOSED Dec 24th & 31st

Our 2016 markets are all wrapped up and we’re taking a break for the holidays! We will be closed December 24th & 31st and will reopen January 7th.

Happy Holidays!


Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturday, January 7th from 10am-2pm 

Click here for more Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market Information


Hastings Park - CLOSED Dec 25 & Jan 1

Our 2016 markets are all wrapped up and we’re taking a break for the holidays! We will be closed December 25th and January 1st and reopen January 8th.

Happy Holidays!


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 - Dec 17

Attention shoppers! This weekend is your last opportunity to shop local at the Winter Markets before we close for the holidays. Be sure to stock up on all your festive supplies and regular market staples – we don’t return until January 7th! Looking for last minute gift and entertaining ideas? Read on for this week’s top picks and be sure to dress warm this weekend!

What’s in Season

Produce: apples, acorn squash, asian pears, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chanterelles, chard, delicata squash, daikon, endive, fennel, garlic, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, persimmon, parsnips, potatoes, pears, pumpkin, quince, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, sunchokes, tomatoes, turnips, winter squash, zucchini

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

Other: Dried Fruit, Honey, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

Local Holiday Gift Guide

Meyer lemon & lavender, pineapple habanero, and roasted plum & lemongrass are just a few of the unique and delicious cordials that frost bites produces. Mix them in seltzer or with your fave spirit, and get the holiday party started!

T-shirts, dish towels and tote bags are truly useful gifts that everyone can appreciate. The Hive Printing produces their line of Vancouver-inspired locally printed goods in their small artisan studio on the east side.

It’s back! Limited run barrel aged vodka from Odd Society Spirits makes a sophisticated stocking stuffer for the spirits connoisseur in your life.

Put a little sparkle under the tree for someone special this year with a set of sterling silver and labradorite drop earrings from Ildiko Jewelry. She also makes bracelets, pendants, and necklaces using silver and semi precious stones.

Want a change from the usual hummus offerings for your holiday snack platter this year? Spice it up with some unique varieties like Curried Carrot, Orange & Ginger or Thai Green Coconut Curry from BobAli.

Got a beer lover on your holiday gift list? You can’t go wrong with a Bomber Brewing Winter Warmer Pack, which includes a 650ml bottle of their new Old Fat Heater Winter Ale, a Bomber glass and toque.

Get some shrub love in your life this season from Mixers & Elixirs, producers of locally-inspired drinking vinegars that incorporate BC fruits from the markets. A fantastic addition to cocktails.

Select limited edition VFM swag for the market fan on your list! Select items on sale now, including market tee’s & totes! The more you buy – the more you save! *Click here to view sale items*

Click here for more gifts to get from the Farmers Markets this weekend!

Holiday Closures 

Your last day to shop in 2016 is this Saturday! We’ll be closed Saturday, December 24th & 31st for the holidays and be back open on January 7th, 2017.

From all of us at Nat Bailey Farmers Market, we thank you for your support in 2016 & wish you all the best this holiday season! 

Don’t Miss!

ElectroRecycle is ready to accept over 300 small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Nat Bailey Farmers Market this Saturday, December 17. Bring a small appliance for recycling and they’ll enter you to win $250 in Market Money! Have recycling questions? Ask their friendly staff onsite located near the information booth! For what they can accept at the market, please visit their website at electrorecycle.ca/

Mark your calendars! Our annual CSA Fair is back on January 21 & 22 and new this season, our Hasting Park Pop Up market! For a taste of Hastings Park Farmers Market keep an eye out for the Hastings Park Pop Up Market official vendors every Saturday in January!

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 - Dec 18

Shop Local This Christmas!

Join us for our Festive Farmers Market this Sunday, December 18th . Join our Holiday Cookie Swap (for more info & RSVP here!), decorate candy canes and take photos with Santa. Buy local this holiday season!

CONTEST ALERT: Take a selfie with Santa at Hastings Park Farmers Market this Sunday and be entered to win $20 market money! Here’s how:

  1. Find Santa at the market this Sunday, Dec 18
  2. Snap a selfie with Santa and post on Instagram
  3. Tag photo #selfiewithsanta #HastingsParkWFM

*Winner will be selected on Monday, December 19th. Santa will be at our Hastings Park Winter Market on Sunday, December 18th only.

It’s the last market before the Holidays! Stock up for the winter breaks and for all your holidays meals & parties. We have everything you need to make a local feast: turkey, ham, beef, salmon, sausages, winter veggies, apples, sweet treats, beer & spirits. We’ll be closed Sunday, December 25th and Sunday, January 1st and re-open January 8th!

What’s in Season

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

Local Holiday Gift Guide

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The holidays are fast approaching and we have you covered at Hastings Park. Find tons of unique & hand crafted gifts for the foodie on your list each and every week!

Frostbites | Livia Sweets | Mixers & Elixirs | Odd Society Spirits |The Hive Printing | VFM Merchandise

For more gifts to get this season, click here.

Upcoming Events

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

ElectroRecycle_web_lrgElectroRecycle is ready to accept over 300 small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market. 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/

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.

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!

Reminder: find FREE parking at Gate 2 off Renfrew, even if there is another event with paid parking on the same day. This weekend Cirque Du Soleil shows are on at the Pacific Coliseum so event goers will be charged – “Farmers Market” are the magic words for free market shopper parking on Sunday, December 18th!

Happy Holidays!


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

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here


Help us shape the Downtown Farmers Market!

Last chance to give your feedback and help us shape the Downtown Farmers Market for 2017!

Consider filling out our shopper survey, it will only take a quick 5-10 minutes! The survey will close December  19, 2016.

Love our Downtown Farmers Market? Like our Facebook page and write a review! Want to help spread the word of this market in the spring? Email our market manager Randy so he can connect with you in the future – randy@eatlocal.org

Happy Holidays!