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What's Fresh at Hastings Park - Jan 29

What’s in Season

acorn squash, ambrosia apples, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, crimini mushrooms, delicata squash, endive, fennel, gala apples, garlic, hazelnuts, kabocha squash, king oyster mushrooms, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, portobello mushrooms, potatoes, radishes, red kuri squash, rutabaga, savoy cabbage, shallots, shiitake mushrooms, spaghetti squash, spinach, sprouts,  turnips, walnuts

Featured Vendors

Find these vendors *exclusively* at Hastings Park

Livia Sweets – a small Vancouver based bakery steeped in nostalgia. Find delicious fresh bread, baguettes, scones & treats this Sunday.

Ossome Acres – a family farm with walnuts and eggs located in the Fraser Valley, sandwiched between Abbotsford and Agassiz in Chilliwack, BC.

Wayward Distillation House – Producing True Craft Unruly Gin, Unruly Vodka, and other spirits in the heart of the Comox Valley. Honey based, small seasonal batches of vodka infusions.

Upcoming Events

Food Truck February every Sunday in February – celebrate the best in fabulous food truck flavours as we double the number of food trucks at Hastings Park every week! This year we’re taking you around the world to celebrate local food and global flavours with an amazing contest. Click HERE to learn more about Food Truck February and our Instagram contest.

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/

Hastings Park Shoppers Card

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!

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 - Jan 28

What’s in Season

Produce: apples, acorn squash, asian pears, beets, black trumpet mushrooms, bok choi, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chanterelles, chard, collards, delicata squash, daikon, endive, fennel, garlic, hakurei turnips, hedgehog mushrooms, herbs, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, quince, radishes, radicchio, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, sprouts, sunchokes, turnips, winter squash, wheatgrass

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

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

Don’t Miss: 

This week is your last chance to check out the Hastings Park Pop-Up Market! Check out all six vendors participating and be sure to vote for who you’d like to see return! Some favourites we’ve heard:

  • Cedar Isle Farm – Organic Cold Rolled Oats
  • The Smallflower – Gluten Free, Vegan Cinnamon Buns
  • Lita’s Mexican Foods – Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
  • Roasters Hot Sauce – Roasted Garlic Jalapeno Hot Sauce
  • Georals – Maple Smoked Bacon
  • Tempea – Fresh, unpasteurized Soy Tempeh

Click here to learn more about the pop-up market

A few other vendors not to miss this week include Creperie La Boheme, French Made Baking & Paul’s Produce, all returning to the market after some time away this winter.

Click here for this week’s Nat Bailey vendor list

Next Week:

Food Truck February returns! Every Saturday in February celebrate the best in fabulous food truck flavours as we double the number of food trucks at Nat Bailey every week! This year we’re taking you around the world to celebrate local food and global flavours with an amazing contest. Pick up a Food Truck February Passport at our Info Booth and get it stamped each week when you purchase a food truck meal. Passport holders with a full card at the end of February will be entered to win the Golden Ticket – a food truck lunch every week at the markets FOR A YEAR! Imagine all the deliciousness you’ll be able to devour over a whole year…

Click HERE to learn more about Food Truck February and our Instagram contest

Hastings Park Winter Market

Have you heard about the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market? Did you know it’s every Sunday until the end of 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 Nat Bailey - Jan 21

What’s in Season

Produce: apples, acorn squash, asian pears, beets, black trumpet mushrooms, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chanterelles, chard, collards, delicata squash, daikon, endive, garlic, hedgehog mushrooms, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, quince, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, sprouts, sunchokes, turnips, winter squash, wheatgrass

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

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


CSA Share Fair

This weekend! – Community Supported Agriculture or “CSA” programs are prepaid subscriptions to a farm’s produce for the season.  Most CSAs give shareholders a weekly supply of veggies, herbs, fruits and sometimes even eggs and meat. The prepaid CSA arrangements also make a source of financial security for the farmer. Some CSAs also incorporate farm workdays for shareholders. Join us on Saturday to learn more about the CSA programs offered at VFM and see which one might be right for you! More details *here*

Check out these programs: Blue Comet Seafoods | Cedar Isle Farm | Crisp Organics | Cropthorne Farm | Downtown Fresh Box | Klippers Organic Acres | Rondriso Farms | Shalefield Organic Gardens | Skipper Otto’s CSF | Sole Food Street Farms | TFN Farm School | Urban Digs

Farm Day Visit @ Cedar Isle Farm

Hastings Park Pop-Up Market

The Hasting Park Pop-Up Market continues for two more weeks only! Visit select Hastings Park vendors at Nat Bailey this week and find tasty new items like vegan, gluten-free cinnamon buns, fresh tempeh, organic flour, fire-roasted hot sauces and more! Let us know what you think and who we should invite back in the spring by voting for your favourite new vendors at the Information Tent!

 

Click here to learn more about the pop-up market

Click here for this weeks Nat Bailey vendor list


Upcoming Events:

Food Truck February – every Saturday in February – celebrate the best in fabulous food truck flavours as we double the number of food trucks at Nat Bailey every week! This year we’re taking you around the world to celebrate local food and global flavours with an amazing contest. Click HERE to learn more about Food Truck February and our Instagram contest

 

Our Donation Station recipient this week is the Newcomers Community Kitchen at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. NCK supports knowledge exchange and cross-cultural food literacy skills while providing safe and inclusive spaces for newcomers to participate, share their voices and their favourite recipes. Please consider supporting this program by donating produce, cash or market money this week!


Hastings Park Winter Market

Have you heard about the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market? Did you know it’s every Sunday until the end of 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 - Jan 22

What’s in Season

acorn squash, ambrosia apples, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, crimini mushrooms, delicata squash, endive, fennel, gala apples, garlic, hazelnuts, kabocha squash, king oyster mushrooms, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, portobello mushrooms, potatoes, radishes, red kuri squash, rutabaga, savoy cabbage, shallots, shiitake mushrooms, spaghetti squash, spinach, sprouts,  turnips, walnuts

Featured Vendors

Coast Mushrooms – certified organic mushrooms grown right here in the Lower Mainland. Find Kind Oyster, Shiitake, Crimini and Portabello mushrooms

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters – after taking a short break after the holidays, Golden Ears Cheesecrafters is back weekly at Hastings Park. Try their delicious Jersey Blue or Creamy Brie this week!

Golden West Nurseries – ambrosia and gala apples, certified organically grown in Summerland, BC

Honey Bee Zen Apiaries – VFM’s newest honey vendor with honey produced in the Fraser Valley agricultural belt, including blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and strawberry fields.

CSA Fair

CSA Share FairThis weekend! – Community Supported Agriculture or “CSA” programs are prepaid subscriptions to a farm’s produce for the season.  Most CSAs give shareholders a weekly supply of veggies, herbs, fruits and sometimes even eggs and meat. You know it’s fresh and you get to meet the farm and people who grew your food! The prepaid CSA arrangements also makes it a source of financial security for the farmer. Some CSAs also incorporate farm workdays for shareholders. Join us on January 22nd to learn more from farmers about what their CSAs have to offer!

Upcoming Events

Food Truck February every Sunday in February – celebrate the best in fabulous food truck flavours as we double the number of food trucks at Hastings Park every week! This year we’re taking you around the world to celebrate local food and global flavours with an amazing contest. Click HERE to learn more about Food Truck February and our Instagram contest.

Hastings Park Shoppers Card

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!

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 - Jan 14

What’s in Season

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

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

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


Hastings Park Pop-Up Market

Did you check out our Hasting Park Pop-Up Market last week? We invited some Hastings Park vendors to give you a taste of the Hastings Park Farmers Market. Find tasty items like vegan and gluten-free baking, fresh tempeh, authentic Mexican tortillas (make sure to get a sample!!), organic oats, fire-roasted hot sauces and more! Check it out and let us know what you think! Who should we invite back? Vote for your favourite vendors at the Info tent!

Click here to learn more about the pop-up market

Click here for this weeks Nat Bailey vendor list

Donation Station

We’re excited to partner with Farm to School BC to collect donations of cash or produce for select school recipients. Farm to School programs bring healthy, local and sustainable food into schools and provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that foster food literacy, all while strengthening the local food system and enhancing school and community connectedness.

This week’s recipient is the Intergenerational Landed Learning Project at UBC Farm who will be collecting donations for their “Local Eating through the Winter” farm visits. Stop by their stall to learn more about the important work they are doing for our regional food system through education and research.

Mark your Calendar:

CSA Fair – Next week, January 21 & 22, we’re featuring vendors who offer Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) programs during the growing season. This is a great opportunity to catalyze on your resolution to eat more healthfully this year and develop a closer connection with a local farm! Check this list for updated program information.

 

Food Truck February – tell all your friends! We’re hosting Food Truck February again and are putting food trucks up to a local food global flavour challenge that includes a passport & golden ticket! More details to come…


Hastings Park Winter Market

Have you heard about the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market? Did you know it’s every Sunday until the end of 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