Market News

Your Mt Pleasant Market-July12th


Would you like to win $250 in market money? Yes.Yes you would!

You can this week, with Bernardin “Because I Can I…” contest! Swing by their booth this Sunday only, take a selfie #becauseicani,  post it on your Facebook page. Bernardin will then post it on their Facebook page so other canners can see what you’re passionate about! Invite your friends!



Help us welcome new vendors to MP; Langley Organic Growers. They are group of local farmers working together to bring fresh, certified organic eggs,berries and a bounty of fresh vegetables.

Show off your baking skills!

Do you or someone you know make a delicious berry pie? Enter the Mt Pleasant Farmers Market BC Berry Pie Bake Off. We’ll be serving up slices by donation once the winner has been crowned, so even pie eaters are welcome! (Application form here)

July is #MeetMyMarket month

Introduce a friend to your favourite BC Farmers’ Market in July and enter to win 1 of 2 amazing getaways for two (+ wine touring) to Sparkling Hill Resort in the Okanagan! On social media there will also be weekly prize draws throughout July for $50 to spend at the farmers’ market of your choice. (Read More)

Social Yoga

Have you heard about the Social Yoga  series at Mt Pleasant Farmers Market? For a mere $110.00, shoppers will get a social yoga class and a weekly bag of fresh market goodies in VFM’s adorable Mt Pleasant Farmers Market canvas bag.





Kitsilano - July 5

Member Appreciation Week!

Take advantage of all the member perks this week at Kits. Members save the $2 Market Money transaction fee and get great discounts at some of our super star vendors! Here’s a list of deals you can expect this weekend:

Coconama Chocolates – $1 off 10 piece Chocolate Cup

Estevan Tuna – $10 off Cases of Canned Tuna

Klippers Organics – Organic Apple Chips, 3 x $4 for $10 (reg $12)

Purebread – .50 cents off any Loaf of Bread

Scentimental Creations – 15% off All Sun Care Products 

Sweet Thea Cakes Co.- Free Cookie with a Purchase of $12 or more

Trudy Ann’s Chai & Spices – $1 off Apple Pie Chai, any 3 x $10 Teas for $25 (reg. $30)

Need a vacation?

Take a break from the city and relax at an organic farm for your next weekend getaway. Klippers Organics announced this week that they’ve opened guest suites on their beaultiful organic farm in Cawston BC. Check out their Facebook page here:


Bring a friend to your favourite farmers market and enter to win big! It’s super easy to enter, just pop into our info booth and fill out a ballot to enter the weekly draw. Follow @BCFarmersMarket and tag #MeetMyMarket on Twitter and Instagram and  you’ll be eligible to win prizes throughout July. Find out more here:

For a complete weekly vendor schedule, check out our Weekly Market Map.


Kitsilano - June 28











We <3 Veggies in All Shapes and Sizes

Last week, Applebarn Pumpkin Farm was selling “ugly veggies” at a very delicious price. These veggies may not be the prettiest of the bunch, but they’re equally as tasty as their perfectly shaped counterparts! By selling this misshaped produce, Applebarn is diverting veggies that would otherwise be composted or thrown into landfill. Show some love to these unique veggies at Applebarn this weekend!

Here’s The Scoop…

The forecast is looking like  ice cream weather, reaching the upper 20s! Cool down with Earnest Ice Cream who will be at Kits this weekend serving up your favourite frosty creamy treats! They’re bringing their food truck with THREE serving windows. Get your favourite Earnest classics…salted caramel or whiskey hazelnut? Yes please.


It’s the last week for our VFM Instagram photo contest! This week the theme is “What’s In Season” – snap pics of any produce around the market you feel deserve to be in the spotlight! Ruby red raspberries, gorgeous greens or weirdly warped eggplants are all photo-ready! You can win up to $100 in market money #wow!

Here’s how to enter:

1. Follow @vfmmarkets on Instagram

2. #VFM20 your photo

3. Add a caption that ties into this week’s theme

4. Tell your friends to “like” your photo!

For a complete weekly vendor schedule, check out our Weekly Market Map.

Mount Pleasant - June 21st


Many NEW vendors at the market this Sunday!

Looking for non-dairy treats?  Nuez Beverage for your coffee stop and non-dairy milks, Graze Vegetarian cheeses, and Nice Vice Creamery has yummy plant-based ice cream!

Pete’s Pies makes British inspired, locally sourced, savoury pies and pastries. Available hot ready to eat or frozen to take home.

Be sure to bring your Dickie’s Ginger bottle for a refill. Plus we have sweet with Original Mexican Gourmet chocolate sauces, and savoury BobAli Hummus,Pestos and Tapenades. For spirits Legend Distilling will be there.

Speaking of…did you know that as of June 3rd, VFM got the green light to sample and sell alcohol at 6 of our summer sites! Yaletown, Trout Lake, Kits, Westend,Kerrisdale and Mount Pleasant.

HUGE thanks to all the City and VSB staff,councillors and trustees as well as all of our vendors and shoppers who helped make this happen!




You could win $100 in Market Money!

This is the third week of our Instagram photo contest and this week’s theme is: Picture Perfect Market! Isn’t Mount Pleasant Market just that?

Here’s what you need to do –

  • Follow @vanmarkets on Instagram
  • #VFM20 your photos
  • Add a caption about this week’s theme
  • Get your friends and followers to like your photo

Entry with the most likes, wins! All details here.

See you on Sunday!



We <3 Our Members!

This week at the Markets, we’re kicking off our 20th Anniversary with some extra Member love from our vendors and community partners.
New and renewing Members who sign up between May 6 – May 18 will be entered to win 2 tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai, showing May 20-24 at Pacific Coliseum! More details here.
Plus… our friends at Modo are offering a 1-month Trial Membership + 5 hours of driving credit to Market Members and shoppers – check out their exclusive offer.
And our Yaletown cheerleaders at Novus Now want to share a deep discount on their home-grown internet, tv, and phone service option. View the details on their Market Member Offer.
If that wasn’t enough… VFM vendors are getting into the 20th Anniversary spirit with a host of Member Specials – here’s the hot sheet:

May Member Specials

A Bread Affair – $1 Organic Baguettes! – Trout Lake, Kitsilano Market at Riley Park
Applebarn Pumpkin Farm – 50 cents off Mini Pepper Challenge – Yaletown, Trout Lake, Kitsilano Market at Riley Park
NEW VENDOR!!! Armstrong Asparagus Farm – $6.25 per bundle or 3 for $15 – Yaletown
Blue Comet Seafoods – 10% off sockeye fillets – Yaletown, Trout Lake, Kitsilano Market at Riley Park
Estevan Tuna – Save $1.20 Off Any Tuna Loin, includes Smoked – Trout Lake, Kitsilano Market at Riley Park
Fable Naturals – $20 Skin Care Special: Buy a Body Lotion for $18 and choose a Lip Balm for just $2 more – Yaletown
Farmer Koo – $2 off all 6 pack flats of flowering annuals, $18 (reg $20) –  Trout Lake, Kitsilano Market at Riley Park
Farm House Natural Cheeses – Chive Blossom Fresh Goat Cheese, $7 (reg$8) – Yaletown, Trout Lake, Kitsilano Market at Riley Park
French Made Baking – 20% Off Canelés de Bordeaux – Kitsilano Market at Riley Park
Frostbites – 20% Off Ginger Syrup and Pomegranate Grenadine, $8 (reg $10) – Kitsilano Market at Riley Park
Kics Lemonade – Free Glass of Lemonade to Market Members – Yaletown
 Le Meadow’s Pantry – $1 Off Jar of Rhubarb Rose or Rhubard Ginger Jam – Yaletown
Marie’s Guilt Free Bakery – 10% off $20 or more – Kitsilano Market at Riley Park
Ostro Organics – One Organic Walnut Butter + One Organic Sesame Butter for $15 (reg $20) –  Yaletown, Kitsilano Market at Riley Park
Purebread – 50 cents off Any Loaf of Bread – Yaletown, Trout Lake
Rockweld Farm – Chicken Drumsticks – Buy one get second for half price – Yaletown, Trout Lake
Scentimental Creations – *Mothers Day Gift Kit* – Free pumice stone with purchase of Peppermint Foot Gel & Scrub – Kitsilano Market at Riley Park
Take a Fancy Chocolates & Sweets – Spend $20 or more and receive a Free Gooey Pecan – Trout Lake, Kitsilano Market at Riley Park
Trudy Ann’s Chai – Any 4 x 36 gram size teas for $20.00 (save $4.00) – Trout Lake, Kitsilano Market at Riley Park
To take advantage of all these great savings, Become a Member today!