Gifts to Get: Week 2

We’re back with another instalment of our Gifts to Get at the Winter Markets Guide! With only two more weekends until our vendors take a breather for the holidays, now’s the time to stock up on all your market staples and local holiday gifts and entertaining supplies. Find these items, and so much more at […]

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Gifts to Get this week at the Winter Markets

  Our annual gift guide to the Winter Markets is back! There are literally hundreds of giftable items in store for you this holiday season at Riley Park & Hastings Park – from craft spirits to artisanal preserves and jams, local honey to small batch chocolates and sweets, handmade soaps to stunning jewelry and beautiful […]

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This week’s Member Specials

  It’s our last Member Appreciation Week of the year and our vendors are celebrating with some great discounts for our Market Members! Bring your card with you this weekend to access the great list of savings below. PLUS – not a member yet, or need to renew? We’re offering new and renewing members a […]

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New this year at the Winter Markets

  Our Winter Markets at Riley Park and Hastings Park kick off November 3rd and 4th! Joining our amazing roster of returning vendors, we’re welcoming a whole new group of farmers, craft beverage producers, artisanal food makers, and food trucks this year! The Farms   Joining us this year for the first time is The Local Farm, […]

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Winter Fresh Box Offers Variety and Convenience

Sometimes getting to the market can be difficult, particularly in the winter when our locations reduce down to just two (Hastings Park and Riley Park). We know you’re busy and have alot to do on the weekends so sometimes hitting up a market falls off the “to-do” list – we’ve all been there. So, we’ve […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Gretchen Grabow

VFM has 80+ volunteers who dedicate hundreds of hours to our organization each year. From counting Market Money to playing host at our neighbourhood sites, our markets simply wouldn’t be the same without their hard work and dedication. This month, we’re celebrating a very special volunteer – someone who has been working with us since […]

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good natured®: four things to know about sustainable packaging

  Chemicals Yes, everything is made of chemicals. But we’re talking about the nasty ones here. BPAs, phthalates, styrene, and the like. A vast majority of the Chemicals of High Concern produced each year are used in the plastics industry, mostly to make plastics more stretchy, more heat resistant and flexible. Yikes! That’s why you […]

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  The home of our Thursday Downtown Farmers Market has a new name! On June 18, 2018 the City of Vancouver, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ(Tsleil-Waututh) announced šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn as the new name for Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. Meaning “a place one is invited to” in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, the language of Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh and “a place one is invited to celebrate” in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, the language of […]

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