Berry Fest X 2!

Celebrate the bountiful berry harvest right here in the city!  Farmers Markets will have lots of berries, recipes, storage tips & tricks, and activities for everyone in the family to enjoy! Enter our BerryPieContest, check out some samples and have fun with kids activities. New! Two locations to catch the fun: Main Street Station – […]

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Social Yoga X #MPFM

The Sundays At The Market Series Social Yoga is hosting a sweet little 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. Here are more of the deets – click […]

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Trout Lake – June 20

It’s Salmon Celebration! We’re celebrating the return of salmon season and the fact that we can now enjoy fresh salmon direct from fishers at farmers markets! Enjoy salmon-themed food truck creations, pick up a fresh, whole salmon caught in Barkley Sound, learn how to can, smoke and fillet salmon at home and more! Ocean Wise […]

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VFM20: Albert’s Herbs & Nursery

  A full decade before the trend of urban farming brought hyper-local product to VFM markets, Albert Balabanov of Albert’s Herbs & Nursery was quietly farming his one acre plot in Burnaby, BC. “It was a point of pride to be the closest farm of all farmers at Trout Lake,” said Albert, who grows a […]

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Trout Lake – May 23

It’s Dig In! Garden Fest this Saturday! Learn what to grow and how to grow it from farmers who have been cultivating the land for over 20 years, find hard-to-get varieties of shrubs, trees, veggie starts and hanging baskets and check out our live on-site demos! Seed Saving with Mojave Kaplan – Planting Seeds Project […]

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VFM 20: Helmers’ Organic Farm

  VFM started out 20 years ago as East Vancouver Farmers Market, which had its opening day under slightly overcast and hazy skies on July 29, 1995. That day, 500 eager Vancouverites descended upon a small handful of farmers in the parking lot of Croatian Cultural Centre. “I was sort of sceptical,” says Jeanette Helmer […]

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Green & Leafy Festival – May 14

We had a beautiful sunny market last week as we launched VFM’s 20th anniversary season, thanks to everyone that came out. The excitement doesn’t stop there; join us this week as we celebrate the bounty of greens available this spring at our second annual Green & Leafy Festival! It’s easy to find and eat delicious […]

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Trout Lake – May 9

It’s Opening Day at Trout Lake and we’re celebrating 20 Years with the vendors, shoppers and members who have gotten us this far. Read on to learn about Opening Day festivities, suggestions for Mother’s Day, news about beer, wine & cider sampling, and suggestions on how to walk, cycle or take transit to the market… […]

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