Market News

Last Market of the Season at Hastings Park!

Hastings Park Winter Market runs every Sunday, 10am-2pm until April 30

Farm

Glen Valley Farm: asparagus, nettles, radishes, vegetable starts

Ossome Acres: Certified Organic pea sprouts, sunflower sprouts, eggs, nettles, walnuts, beets, carrots, dandelion greens, palettes, cabbage tops

VFM Direct*: eggplant, parsnips, potatoes, microgreens, dried wild mushrooms, white onions, apple juice, kale, hop shoots, collard tips, kale buds, asparagus, rhubarb, frozen berries

Meat/Seafood

Blue Comet Seafoods: flash frozen at sea black cod, halibut, salmon, tuna, canned sockeye salmon, canned smoked pink salmon, canned albacore tuna, canned smoked albacore tuna, cold smoked sockeye lox-sliced, cold smoked white spring chunks, hot smoked spring-peppered and natural, springs salmon maple nuggets, salmon candy 

Rockweld Farm: chicken, eggs

Specialty Farm Products

Cedar Isle Farm: Certified Organic free range eggs, whole grain flour from wheat, rye, barley, and oats

Christina’s Garden: vegetable starts

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters: grassfed butter, velvet brie cheese, jersey blue cheese, gouda cheese, havarti cheese, cheese curds

Valley Gold Apiary: local honey

The Promised Land Farm: Wild Harvest nettles, dried chantrelle mushrooms, dried pine mushrooms, dried lobster mushrooms, sorrel, spouts, sun chokes, dried kombu seaweed

View a complete list of weekly vendors here

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Summer Market Schedules

Thanks everyone for the awesome season at Hastings Park! The rain, wind and snow didn’t stop us from bringing fresh, local food to Hastings Park. We’ll be back next November, but you can shop at any of our summer market locations until next season:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Help Spread the Word!

Help Hastings Park Winter Market GROW! Tell your friends, share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Hastings Park vendors here.

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here


What's Fresh at Hastings Park - Apr 23

Hastings Park Winter Market runs every Sunday, 10am-2pm until April 30

Farm

Ossome Acres: Certified Organic pea sprouts, sunflower sprouts, eggs, nettles, walnuts, beets, carrots, dandelion greens, palettes, cabbage tops

Paul’s Produce: onions, garlic, carrots, cabbage, potatoes, beets, leeks,  frozen berries, cucumbers, bell peppers, rhubarb, tomatoes

VFM Direct*: eggplant, parsnips, potatoes, microgreens, dried wild mushrooms, white onions, apple juice, kale, hop shoots, collard tips, kale buds

Meat/Seafood

Blue Comet Seafoods: flash frozen at sea black cod, halibut, salmon, tuna, canned sockeye salmon, canned smoked pink salmon, canned albacore tuna, canned smoked albacore tuna, cold smoked sockeye lox-sliced, cold smoked white spring chunks, hot smoked spring-peppered and natural, springs salmon maple nuggets, salmon candy 

Greendale Meats: beef, pork, turkey

Rockweld Farm: chicken, eggs

Specialty Farm Products

Brian and Agnes Specialty Daffodils: beautiful varieties of locally grown daffodils

Cedar Isle Farm: Certified Organic free range eggs, whole grain flour from wheat, rye, barley, and oats

Christina’s Garden: vegetable starts

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters: grassfed butter, velvet brie cheese, jersey blue cheese, gouda cheese, havarti cheese, cheese curds

Honey Bee Zen Apiaries: honey, beeswax candles

The Promised Land Farm: Wild Harvest nettles, dried chantrelle mushrooms, dried pine mushrooms, dried lobster mushrooms, sorrel, spouts, sun chokes, dried kombu seaweed

View a complete list of weekly vendors here

Featured Vendor: Rising Knead Bakery

A small artisan bakery specializing in traditional naturally fermented sourdough breads and pastries. Rising Knead uses fresh ingredients that are locally-sourced and organic where possible. Everything is handcrafted in small batches using organic Canadian-grown grains with a percentage now being freshly milled.

Catch Rising Knead for their first VFM market this Sunday at Hastings Park! 

Veggie of the Week: Rhubarb

Rhubarb! A sign that spring is actually here (don’t let this gloomy weather fool you). Pickup some frozen berries from Paul’s Produce and whip up a berry rhubarb pie this Sunday.

Don’t Miss

Shopper Surveys!

Help Hastings Park Winter Market Grow! Your feedback helps us create healthy, bustling markets. Take our shopper survey and tell us what you think by stopping out our survey tent this Sunday!

Help Spread the Word!

Help Hastings Park Winter Market GROW! Tell your friends, share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Hastings Park vendors here.

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here


What's Fresh at Hastings Park - April 16

Hastings Park Winter Market runs every Sunday, 10am-2pm until April 30

Farm

Ossome Acres: Certified Organic pea sprouts, sunflower sprouts, eggs, nettles, walnuts, beets, carrots, dandelion greens, palettes, cabbage tops

Paul’s Produce: onions, garlic, carrots, cabbage, potatoes, beets, leeks,  frozen berries, cucumbers, bell peppers

VFM Direct*: eggplant, parsnips, potatoes, microgreens, dried wild mushrooms, white onions, apple juice, kale, hop shoots

Meat/Seafood

Blue Comet Seafoods: flash frozen at sea black cod, halibut, salmon, tuna, canned sockeye salmon, canned smoked pink salmon, canned albacore tuna, canned smoked albacore tuna, cold smoked sockeye lox-sliced, cold smoked white spring chunks, hot smoked spring-peppered and natural, springs salmon maple nuggets, salmon candy 

Greendale Meats: beef, pork, turkey

Rockweld Farm: chicken, eggs

Specialty Farm Products

Brian and Agnes Specialty Daffodils: beautiful varieties of locally grown daffodils

Farmer Koo: tulips, daffodils, cool weather starts including: kale, broccoli, brussel srouts, snow peas, sugar snap peas

Cedar Isle Farm: Certified Organic free range eggs, whole grain flour from wheat, rye, barley, and oats

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters: grassfed butter, velvet brie cheese, jersey blue cheese, gouda cheese, havarti cheese, cheese curds

The Promised Land Farm: Wild Harvest nettles, dried chantrelle mushrooms, dried pine mushrooms, dried lobster mushrooms, sorrel, spouts, sun chokes, dried kombu seaweed

View a complete list of weekly vendors here

Naturally Died Easter Eggs

Skip the egg dying kit and use your veggie scraps to dye eggs this Easter! Find cabbage, onions and beets from Paul’s Produce.

  • 1 cup chopped purple cabbage — makes blue on white eggs, green on brown eggs
  • 1 cup red onion skins — makes lavender or red eggs
  • 1 cup yellow onion skins — makes orange on white eggs, rusty red on brown eggs
  • 1 cup shredded beets — makes pink on white eggs, maroon on brown eggs
  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric — makes yellow eggs
  • 1 bag Red Zinger tea — makes lavender eggs

→ Add 1 tablespoon white vinegar to every cup of strained dye liquid

→ For every dozen eggs, plan on using at least 4 cups of dye liquid

Find full instructions on how to dye eggs naturally HERE.

…or skip the dye completely and find green eggs from Cedar Isle Farm!

Don’t Miss

Shopper Surveys!

Help Hastings Park Winter Market Grow! Your feedback helps us create healthy, bustling markets. Take our shopper survey and tell us what you think by stopping out our survey tent this Sunday!

Help Spread the Word!

Help Hastings Park Winter Market GROW! Tell your friends, share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Hastings Park vendors here.

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here


What's Fresh at Hastings Park - April 9

Hastings Park Winter Market runs every Sunday, 10am-2pm until April 30

Farm

Ossome Acres: Certified Organic pea sprouts, sunflower sprouts, eggs, nettles, walnuts, beets, carrots, dandelion greens, palettes, cabbage tops

Paul’s Produce: onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, beets, leeks,  frozen berries, cucumbers, bell peppers

VFM Direct*: eggplant, parsnips, potatoes, microgreens, dried wild mushrooms, white onions, apple juice, kale, hop shoots

Meat/Seafood

Blue Comet Seafoods: flash frozen at sea black cod, halibut, salmon, tuna, canned sockeye salmon, canned smoked pink salmon, canned albacore tuna, canned smoked albacore tuna, cold smoked sockeye lox-sliced, cold smoked white spring chunks, hot smoked spring-peppered and natural, springs salmon maple nuggets, salmon candy 

Greendale Meats: beef, pork, turkey

Rockweld Farm: chicken, eggs

Specialty Farm Products

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters: grassfed butter, velvet brie cheese, jersey blue cheese, gouda cheese, havarti cheese, cheese curds

The Promised Land Farm: Wild Harvest nettles, dried chantrelle mushrooms, dried pine mushrooms, dried lobster mushrooms, sorrel, spouts, sun chokes, dried kombu seaweed

View a complete list of weekly vendors here

Don’t Miss

Shopper Surveys!

Help Hastings Park Winter Market Grow! Your feedback helps us create healthy, bustling markets. Take our shopper survey and tell us what you think by stopping out our survey tent this Sunday!

Help Spread the Word!

Help Hastings Park Winter Market GROW! Tell your friends, share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Hastings Park vendors here.

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here


What's Fresh at Hastings Park - April 2

Hastings Park Winter Market runs every Sunday, 10am-2pm until April 30

Farm

Ossome Acres: Certified Organic pea sprouts, sunflower sprouts, eggs, walnuts, beets, carrots, dandelion greens, kalettes

Paul’s Produce: onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, beets, leeks,  frozen berries, cucumbers

VFM Direct*: eggplant, parsnips, potatoes, microgreens, dried wild mushrooms, white onions, apple juice

Meat/Seafood

Blue Comet Seafoods: flash frozen at sea black cod, halibut, salmon, tuna, canned sockeye salmon, canned smoked pink salmon, canned albacore tuna, canned smoked albacore tuna, cold smoked sockeye lox-sliced, cold smoked white spring chunks, hot smoked spring-peppered and natural, springs salmon maple nuggets, salmon candy 

Greendale Meats: beef, pork, turkey

Rockweld Farm: chicken, eggs

Specialty Farm Products

Bryan & Agnes Warmerdam: specialty daffodils

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters: grassfed butter, velvet brie cheese, jersey blue cheese, gouda cheese, havarti cheese, cheese curds

Valley Gold Bee: clover honey, blueberry honey, raspberry honey

The Promised Land Farm: Wild Harvest nettles, dried chantrelle mushrooms, dried pine mushrooms, dried lobster mushrooms, sorrel, spouts, sun chokes, dried kombu seaweed

View a complete list of weekly vendors here

Veggie of the Week: Dandelion Greens

Far from your average garden weed, dandelion greens are packed full of nutrients including calcium and iron. These greens are delicious additions to spring salads, they blend well in smoothies and are tasty sauteed. Pickup a bunch this Sunday from Ossome Acres! Need dandelion inspiration? Try this Dandelion Green and Leek Omelette recipe from The Feed Feed.

 

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Membership Appreciation Day!

Whole Foods Giving Day

On Wednesday, April 5th, Whole Foods Market will donate 5$ of sales to Vancouver Farmers Markets to expand the Fresh to Families project – a healthy eating initiative for low-income families and seniors in BC that supports small farms and producers across the province.

VFM Direct

VFM Direct connects local farmers and producers with chefs and food service buyers through an online marketplace and delivery services.  Keeping the farmer in the equation means sales to wholesale customers are more financially viable.  VFM Direct works with buyers from restaurants, food service companies and retail across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley and was started in 2015. This weekend, is pooling crops from local farms that can’t make a stall financially feasible with a limited amount of produce so they’re aggregating their product for Hastings Park! Check their stall out this weekend and learn more about the program and the farmers VFM Direct supports.

Help Spread the Word!

Help Hastings Park Winter Market GROW! Tell your friends, share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Hastings Park vendors here.

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here