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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It’s Always Sunny in Yaletown

  What a beautiful sunny day for the opening of our popular Yaletown Market and the launch of VFM’s 20th Anniversary season! Come join the party today from 2pm-6pm at 1200 Mainland Street, as we roll out the red carpet for a visit from Councillor Geoff Meggs. There will be some fun ribbon cutting, yummy […]

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Celebrate Earth Week!

At Vancouver Farmers Markets, we think Earth Week is every week – our farmers markets keep 16,000 acres of land in sustainable food production, dramatically shorten the distance from field to table and connect thousands of city slickers with the source of their food every single week. We thought we’d celebrate anyway. Here’s some of […]

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Save the Drop Spot…

…and help keep food scraps out of the landfill! At the Vancouver Farmers Markets, Food Scraps Drop Spots exist through a collaborative model. Vancouver Farmers Markets donates space, equipment and organizing power, Recycling Alternative offers discounted hauling service & website hosting and community droppers give $2 per drop to cover the discounted hauling fee. Save […]

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Winter Market – March 21

This week is MEAT your Maker: We’re featuring our meat vendors and encouraging you to ask them what they mean when they say local, ethical, grass-fed, organic, organic-fed, free range, etc. Pick up a directory on site to learn who is bringing meat to market and where they’ll be in the summer too. Maybe you’ll […]

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