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What's Fresh at Hastings Park - Feb 12

What’s in Season

acorn squash, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, crimini mushrooms, delicata squash, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, kabocha squash, king oyster mushrooms, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, portobello mushrooms, potatoes, radishes, re

d kuri squash, rutabaga, savoy cabbage, shallots, shiitake mushrooms, spaghetti squash, sunchokes, turnips, walnuts

Win Free Lunch FOR A YEAR!

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 3 out of 4 stamps at the end of February will be entered to win the Golden Ticketa food truck lunch every week at the markets FOR A YEAR! Imagine all the deliciousness you’ll be able todevour over a whole year…

#FoodTruckFeb @vanmarkets

Instagram Contest Alert! Post a pic of your food truck meal at the market and tag #FoodTruckFeb @vanmarkets and be entered to win a VFM tote bag, travel mug and Got It! bags!

Click HERE to learn more about Food Truck February

Featured Vendors

Cheeses Crust | Disco Cheetah | Eli’s Serious Sausage

Feastro The Rolling Bistro | Chickpea Food Truck

Upcoming Events

PNE Family Day Community Skate! Bring your family & your skates for a fun day of skating on February 13th! Learn more HERE.

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


Last chance! Food Truck Feb at Nat Bailey

Food Truck February continues for its fourth week of tasty eats with zero waste! This week is your last chance to get your very own limited edition VFM cozy and 16oz wide-mouth mason jar for our discounted $5 festival price… make sure you get yours this weekend! #FoodTruckFeb runs at both Nat Bailey and Hastings Park!

This week’s #MarketJar menu

  • Melt City Grilled Cheese: Soup & Grilled Cheese-on-a-stick
  • JJ’s Trucketeria: JJ’s Salad
  • Le Tigre: CRACK on Rice
  • The Schnitzel Shack: Lazy-Man Cabbage Rolls
  • Aussie Pie Guy: Mini Anza Cookies
  • The Kaboom Box: Veggie Poutine
  • Super Thai Food:
  • Yolk’s Breakfast: Yogurt Granola Parfait
  • Chilitank.com: Beef and/or Veggie Chili
  • West Best Coffee Roasters: Maples Syrup Latte
  • The Bean Buggy: Mexican Hot Chocolate

Don’t forget to take a picture of your #MarketJar, post it on Instagram, tag @vanmarkets and you’ll be entered to win a farmers market #ZeroWaste survival kit!

Find the full vendor list here

Donation Station

Share a little food with your neighbours in need! Little Mountain Food Network will be at Nat Bailey every 2nd and 4th Saturday until the end of April. More details here

(also, not sure if you’ve noticed, but spring is coming to the farmers markets…. we’re welcoming back Good Time Farming, Bryan and Agnes Specialty Daffodils AND have added Golden Ears Cheesecrafters every single week!)

See you at the market!


Click here to find more information on the Nat Bailey Winter Market

Click here for the full vendor list and market map

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#foodtruckfeb week 3!

Food Truck February continues for its third week of tasty eats with zero waste! We’ve got 16oz wide-mouth mason jars and some fun (& practical!) limited edition VFM cozies to fill up at a food truck of your choice! Pick up your jar and cozy for only $5 and fill it with the #MarketJar item that gets those taste buds moving!

#MarketJar Items

We’ve got the best line-up all month this Saturday, so if you haven’t braved the rain yet, you should definitely do it Saturday.  Here’s a few #MarketJar items you can expect to see this Saturday at Nat Bailey:

  • Melt City Grilled Cheese: Pictured above: This grilled cheese will be served up on stick with a delicious soup to be dipped in!
  • Soho Road Naan Kebab: The team at Soho Road have launched a second truck called the Tiffin Walla that fits well with reducing packaging waste at food trucks by serving up lunch in reusable tiffins! They’ve got lots of vegan and gluten free options but make sure you try their spicy channa masala!
  • JJ’s Trucketeria: This is probably the best bang for your buck – $5 gets you a jar full of veg, grains and delicious JJ’s dressing
  • Le Tigre: CRACK on Rice – you know that famous salad you can’t get enough of? Yeah… now it’s on rice and you can put it in a jar
  • Old Country Pierogi: These guys are bringing a Polish classic – Hangover Soup! Nothing like sauerkraut to cure what ails you!
  • The Schnitzel Shack: Mihaela is serving up her classic cabbage rolls lazy-man style. We recommend filling up your jar and then taking home the frozen pack for later!
  • Disco Cheetah: Check out our picture of their Jar Salad on Facebook – your decision is made

Don’t forget to take a picture of your #MarketJar, post it on Instagram, tag @vanmarkets and you’ll be entered to win a farmers market #ZeroWaste survival kit!

Find the full vendor list here

See you at the market!


Click here to find more information on the Nat Bailey Winter Market

Click here for the full vendor list and market map

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Food Truck February – Week 2!

Food Truck February continues for its second week of tasty eats wtih zero waste! We’ve got 16oz wide-mouth mason jars and some fun (& practical!) limited edition VFM cozies to fill up at a food truck of your choice! Pick up your jar and cozy for only $5 and fill it with the #MarketJar item that gets those taste buds moving!

#MarketJar Items

We saw some really tasty and creative #MarketJar items last week and are excited to for the second week ahead! Here’s a few #MarketJar items you can expect to see this Saturday at Nat Bailey:

  • Melt City Grilled Cheese: This grilled cheese will be served up on stick with a delicious soup to be dipped in!
  • Soho Road Naan Kebab: The team at Soho Road have launched a second truck called the Tiffin Walla that fits well with reducing packaging waste at food trucks by serving up lunch in reusable tiffins! They’ve got lots of vegan and gluten free options but make sure you try their spicy channa masala!
  • West Best Coffee Roasters: Warm up at the market by stopping by West Best Coffee and fill up your #MarketJar with their featured Maple Syrup Latte.
  • Yolk’s Breakfast: Featuring a yogurt parfait with layers of house-made granola, yogurt and fruit compote!

Don’t forget to take a picture of your #MarketJar, post it on Instagram, tag @vanmarkets and you’ll be entered to win a farmers market #ZeroWaste survival kit!

Find the full vendor list here

Pickling, Fermenting, Dehydrating & Smoking Demos

The canning pro’s at Wells Can are onsite all month to talk home food preservation! This weeks focus is on Pickling, Fermenting, Dehydrating & Smoking. Stop by and talk to these folks about recipes, kombucha, sauerkraut, and much more! They’ll also be doing –

  • On-Site Calibration & Repair: Pressure Canners & Can Sealers
  • Make your own Tin Can Coin Bank

Donation Station

The Donation Station returns at the Nat Bailey Winter Market for its second week! We’ve partnered with the Little Mountain Riley Park Neighbourhood Food Network to get fresh food to neighbours in need! For more details including benefiting programs and accepted items click here.

See you at the market!


 

Click here to find more information on the Nat Bailey Winter Market

Click here for the full vendor list and market map

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<3 Food Truck Fest at Hastings Park - Feb 14th

Spread the Love at Hastings Park

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to enjoy a day at the farmers market. Grab a hot chocolate to share from West Best Coffee, mozy on over to check out our Valentine’s Day demos, grab a bite from your fave food truck and ask about their limited edition #MarketJar menu special, and of course show your farmers some love by picking up some fresh and healthy local produce.

Impress your honey with handmade chocolates and a farmers market inspired cocktail by stopping by our vendor demonstration tents! Coconama Chocolates will give you a glimpse into the chocolate making wizardry that makes his chocolates some of the best we’ve ever tried. Make sure to ask Taka lots of questions, he’s excited to share some of his expertise!

Odd Society Spirits will be whipping up a special Valentine’s Day cocktail for you to sample. Fall in love with it? Here’s the secret recipe:

“We’re Mint To Be”
cocktail by Odd Society Spirits + Mixers and Elixirs

  • 1.5oz aged Odd Society vodka
  • 0.5oz Mixers and Elixirs apple & mint shrub
  • 0.75oz Klippers apple cider
  • 0.25oz orgeat
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 2 dashes lemon marrackesh bitters

Shake all ingredients and pout into a tall glass, top with a small amount of soda. Add a fresh mint sprig as garnish and voilà, a homemade farmers market inspired cocktail for you and your valentine <3

Food Truck Festival – Week 2

It’s our second week of #FoodTruckFeb and we’re excited to feature seven of our favourite trucks! Check out our Facebook album from last week – don’t forget you can vote on your favourite market jar menu item at the Info Booth!

West Best Coffee Roasters
The Schnitzel Shack
Disco Cheetah
The Kaboom Box
Slavic Rolls
Feastro – The Rolling Bistro
Aussie Pie Guy

Tag your #MarketJar @vanmarkets #MarketJar #ZeroWaste #FoodTruckFeb on Instagram and be entered to win a Zero Waste Survival Kit! Find out more here.

Upcoming Events

  • Healthy Habits Food Swap @ Hastings Park – February 28thIt’s time for another food swap and this time we’re turning over a new leaf and focusing on healthy habits for the new year!  We’re encouraging all swappers to bring something with healthy twist – be it a nutty home-made granola or a batch of low sugar jam.  Think about your favourite healthy treats and staples or try something new – now’s the time!   New and returning swappers welcome! Only RSVP’d swappers may participate so click HERE to RSVP!

Connect with Us!

Keep connected with your favourite market and signup for weekly blog updates! Click here to sign up for Hastings Park or sign up for any of our other Vancouver Farmers Market newsletters.

Like our the Hastings Park Farmers Market Facebook page, tag your Instagram photos and Tweets @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM – help this market grow and spread the word!

Get involved by volunteering at the markets! We are looking for Market Hosts at Hastings Park – for more information, please visit our website here or email volunteers@eatlocal.org.

See you at the market!


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