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Help us shape the Downtown Farmers Market!

Last chance to give your feedback and help us shape the Downtown Farmers Market for 2017!

Consider filling out our shopper survey, it will only take a quick 5-10 minutes! The survey will close December  19, 2016.

Love our Downtown Farmers Market? Like our Facebook page and write a review! Want to help spread the word of this market in the spring? Email our market manager Randy so he can connect with you in the future – randy@eatlocal.org

Happy Holidays!


Please take our Downtown Farmers Market survey!

We want to hear from you!

Thanks for the awesome first season at our new site Downtown!

We’re asking for shopper feedback so we can continue to improve this new market as it grows. Please fill out our shopper survey, it will only take a quick 5-10 minutes!

Love our Downtown Farmers Market? Like our Facebook page and write a review!

We’re excited to return in 2017! 😀

 


Thanks from the Downtown Farmers Market

Thank you to all the vendors, volunteers, staff, and shoppers that made our first season downtown a blast! You’re part of the local food revolution, helping create a sustainable food system in Vancouver and BC that will help to feed people in our region, support the local economy, and protect the local environment and farmland for decades to come.

Watch for our survey in the coming weeks and help shape the Downtown Farmers Market next year.

Looking for fresh local food this winter? Check out our two winter markets:

  • Nat Bailey – Saturdays 10am – 2pm (except Dec 24 & 31) from Nov 5, 2016 – Apr 22, 2017
  • Hastings Park – Sundays 10am – 2pm (except Dec 25 & Jan 1) from Nov 6, 2016 – Apr 30, 2017

Find out what’s fresh at these markets by signing up for those weekly bulletins HERE


What's Fresh Downtown - Oct 27

It’s our last week downtown and the last summer market of the season! With summer weekend markets now closed for the season, this is the last chance for a market stock up until November 5! Thanks for a great season and for all your support at our newest location. Find us one last time this Thursday on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza from 2-6pm.


Winter Squash Varieties:

squash

Acorn            Buttercup

Butternut    Delicata

Kabocha      Pumpkin

… and more!

In Season Now

apples, artichokes, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, bitter melon, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butter lettuce, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, dill, eggplant, fennel, garlic, gem squash, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, honey dew, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mint, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, padron peppers, potatoes, pears, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini


Contest Alert!

Celebrate the diversity of local foods available from our growers at the market in a program called Local Food Global Flavours.

peppers and recipeENTER our Instagram contest & get a chance to win a limited edition market shopping tote with graphics by local designer, Jane Koo. Find a recipe at the market or check them out online. Make the recipe & snap a shot, tagging it on Instagram with #lfgfrecipes. You’ll be automatically entered to win! We’ll give away one prize a week in October so get cooking!

TOUR Vancouver Farmers Markets oldest market location in this short video tour with subtitles in English and Chinese. https://youtu.be/oPM_64yHJkU


Don’t miss us this winter!

Winter is coming and we have two market locations to serve you from November through April. Find us Sundays at Hastings Park Winter Market (Nov 6 – Apr 30) & Saturdays at Nat Bailey Winter Market (Nov 5 – Apr 22) – Eat local all year!vfm-hp-2016_17-poster


Take pride in your market! Did you love having us downtown this year? Keep an eye out for our survey this fall and help shape the market next summer! We want to hear your suggestions as the Downtown Farmers Market grows.

Want us to connect with your office health and wellness team for next season? Email randy@eatlocal.org for more info.

Visit us at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton St.), Thursdays, 2pm-6pm

Like us on our new Facebook page and stay up on what’s going on at the market: Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market


What's Fresh Downtown - Oct 20

We only have two weeks left on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza this season! Thanks for all your support for our first season at this location. Be sure to stop by the market for your weekly fix this Thursday from 2-6pm!


In Season Now

img_1427acorn squash, apples, artichokes, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, bitter melon, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, delicata squash, dill, eggplant, fennel, garlic, gem squash, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, honey dew, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mint, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, padron peppers, potatoes, pears, pumpkin, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, tomatoes, watermelon, winter squash, zucchini


The Vendors

With only 2 weeks left of the Downtown market catch these vendors one last time!

Chef Enrick Food Corp | Coconama Chocolate | Creperie La Boheme | Ildiko Jewellery | Jane’s Honey Bees | Jerky Baron | Jordan’s Jam | Persephone Brewing | Rootables Chips | Sawmill Bay | The Pie Hole

Get a complete list of this week’s Downtown Market vendors here


vfm-hp-2016_17-posterDon’t Miss:

New this week: Mandair Farms & Country Village – making fresh, made-on-site pakoras! Need we say more!?

Winter is coming! With winter around the corner we have two market locations to serve you. Find us Sundays at Hastings Park Winter Market (Nov 6 – Apr 30) & Saturdays at Nat Bailey Winter Market (Nov 5 – Apr 22)


Take pride in your market! Did you love having us downtown this year? Be sure to tell your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues about this market! Better yet, bring them with you!

Want us to connect with your office health and wellness team for next season? Email randy@eatlocal.org for more info.

Visit us at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton St.), Thursdays, 2pm-6pm

Like us on our new Facebook page and stay up on what’s going on at the market: Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market