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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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In Season: berries, berries, berries

It’s high season for berries at the markets right now, and we know you’re all hard at work jamming, baking, and preserving them at their peak. Our vendors are busy too – not only the farmers, but our artisanal food producers who are using seasonal berries in a number of amazing food items in celebration […]

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In Season: Green Peas & Summer Squash

With the recent stretch of sunny days we’ve been having (yay summer!), all kinds of delicious fruits and veggies are starting to appear in stalls around the markets. One sure sign of warmer weather is the arrival of summer squash, those beefy, green and yellow gems that make a budget-savvy addition to your summer pastas, salads, and […]

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What’s Fresh at Riley Park – June 24th

We can’t wait for the Riley Park Farmers Market Grand Opening this Saturday June 24th! We are looking forward to bringing seasonal produce, ethically raised meat, eggs & dairy, sustainable seafood, craft beer, wine, & spirits, artisanal food and craft and food trucks to the neighbourhood this summer! Join us to kick off the festivities with a […]

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What’s Fresh at the West End- June 24th

Now that it is officially summer, what better way to celebrate than shopping at the West End Market this Saturday?! We’re open 9-2, rain or shine (but we’re really hoping for sunshine). In Season: Raspberries | Strawberries | Garlic Scapes | Lettuce | Salad Greens | Cherries | Chard | Turnips | Radishes | Potatoes | Eggs | Cheese Curds| […]

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