Your Guide to a Locally-Sourced Seder Plate

Pesach Sameach! Come by the Nat Bailey Farmers Market to get some fresh ingredients for a locally-sourced Seder Plate in time for your second seder this Saturday night! For your Beitzah: Pick up some organic eggs from Earth Apple Farm, Rockweld Farm or The Farmhouse. For your Charoset: Visit Klippers Organic Growers, Golden West Farms, […]

Read more

Fall cooking & nutrition tips to keep you nourished this season

  Our friends at Canadian School of Natural Nutrition know a lot about good, healthy food. They run a number of classes and food skills workshops across the year at their Vancouver campus – everything from probiotic foods & beverages to knife & kitchen skills to raw food fundamentals. We asked CSNN’s marketing coordinator Lynne Faires, RHN to […]

Read more

In Season: Bone broth for optimal health

  Starting to feel autumn’s chill creeping into your bones? Warm up and get healthy with this week’s In Season post on bone broth, that age-old staple of traditional diets that is both nutrient-dense and deeply hydrating. The following nutritional info and recipes come from one-time VFM vendor Andrea Potter, who teaches a wide range of whole foods […]

Read more

In Season: Fall Sweetness

  Is there anything so satisfying as the first bite of a fall apple? One crunch and you know summer if officially over, but that apple is going to be your sweet companion through the long winter months, so you resign yourself just a bit… Late September is truly the apex of the harvest season – a time […]

Read more

In Season: Peppers

Peppers are stealing the show these days at the markets, appearing at farmers’ stalls in a rainbow of shapes and sizes, flavours and spiciness. As versatile as they are nutritious (they contain more than 200% of your daily vitamin C intake), peppers can be stewed, stuffed, sauteed, dried, or – our favourite – eaten raw […]

Read more

In Season: Tomatoes!

  Did you know that VFM’s producers grow over 150 varieties of tomatoes – everything from Green Zebra to Black Krim to Brandywine Pink? Many of these will be on display and for tasting at our 16th Annual Tomato Festival, taking place at Trout Lake Market on August 26 and Kitsilano Market on August 27. With so […]

Read more

In Season: Cooling Fruits & Veggies

  As temperatures rise in the city this week, enlist some foods with a hydrating, cooling quality to help you beat the heat and stay energized. Green foods like mint, cucumber, lettuce, and kale pair well with melons, citrus, and berries to produce light meals that skip a lot of fussy food prep and save you on […]

Read more

In Season: Sensational Stone Fruit

Summertime, and the eatin’ is easy…   Folks, we’ve officially arrived at that point in the year when you’ll find a dizzying array of fruits and vegetables at the markets – Christmas in July for all us locavores. It’s the time of year when you often buy more than you can eat, just because everything looks […]

Read more