Market News

What's Fresh at Hastings Park - Jan 22

What’s in Season

acorn squash, ambrosia apples, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, crimini mushrooms, delicata squash, endive, fennel, gala apples, garlic, hazelnuts, kabocha squash, king oyster mushrooms, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, portobello mushrooms, potatoes, radishes, red kuri squash, rutabaga, savoy cabbage, shallots, shiitake mushrooms, spaghetti squash, spinach, sprouts,  turnips, walnuts

Featured Vendors

Coast Mushrooms – certified organic mushrooms grown right here in the Lower Mainland. Find Kind Oyster, Shiitake, Crimini and Portabello mushrooms

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters – after taking a short break after the holidays, Golden Ears Cheesecrafters is back weekly at Hastings Park. Try their delicious Jersey Blue or Creamy Brie this week!

Golden West Nurseries – ambrosia and gala apples, certified organically grown in Summerland, BC

Honey Bee Zen Apiaries – VFM’s newest honey vendor with honey produced in the Fraser Valley agricultural belt, including blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and strawberry fields.

CSA Fair

CSA Share FairThis weekend! – Community Supported Agriculture or “CSA” programs are prepaid subscriptions to a farm’s produce for the season.  Most CSAs give shareholders a weekly supply of veggies, herbs, fruits and sometimes even eggs and meat. You know it’s fresh and you get to meet the farm and people who grew your food! The prepaid CSA arrangements also makes it a source of financial security for the farmer. Some CSAs also incorporate farm workdays for shareholders. Join us on January 22nd to learn more from farmers about what their CSAs have to offer!

Upcoming Events

Food Truck February every Sunday in February – celebrate the best in fabulous food truck flavours as we double the number of food trucks at Hastings Park every week! This year we’re taking you around the world to celebrate local food and global flavours with an amazing contest. Click HERE to learn more about Food Truck February and our Instagram contest.

Hastings Park Shoppers Card

Are you a regular Hastings Park shopper? Pickup your Hastings Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

It’s free to join, just sign up for our weekly newsletter!

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Hastings Park only.

Help Spread the Word!

Love the market? Tell your friends and family about Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market to help this new market grow. Share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

Be a Market Champion! Get a Hastings Park lawn sign and let your neighbours know where to find the freshest in local produce, all within a few minutes of their home. Pickup your lawn sign at the Info Booth this week!

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 - Jan 15

What’s in Season

acorn squash, apples, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, delicata squash, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, kabocha squash, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, potatoes, radishes, red kuri squash, rutabaga, savoy cabbage, shallots, spaghetti squash, spinach, sprouts,  turnips, walnuts

Featured Vendors

Find vendors available *exclusively* at Hastings Park each and every week

Alice Savage | El Coroto Latin Kitchen | Kiki’s Kitchen  | The Lemon Square | Fruit Guy Farms

Upcoming Events

CSA Share FairJanuary 22 – Community Supported Agriculture or “CSA” programs are prepaid subscriptions to a farm’s produce for the season.  Most CSAs give shareholders a weekly supply of veggies, herbs, fruits and sometimes even eggs and meat. You know it’s fresh and you get to meet the farm and people who grew your food! The prepaid CSA arrangements also makes it a source of financial security for the farmer. Some CSAs also incorporate farm workdays for shareholders. Join us on January 22nd to learn more from farmers about what their CSAs have to offer!

Don’t Miss

Check out the Evo Car Share booth this Sunday and take advantage of their great sign up promo for market shoppers – free membership + 30 mins driving!

Hastings Park Shoppers Card

Are you a regular Hastings Park shopper? Pickup your Hastings Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

It’s free to join, just sign up for our weekly newsletter!

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Hastings Park only.

Help Spread the Word!

Love the market? Tell your friends and family about Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market to help this new market grow. Share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

Be a Market Champion! Get a Hastings Park lawn sign and let your neighbours know where to find the freshest in local produce, all within a few minutes of their home. Pickup your lawn sign at the Info Booth this week!

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 - Jan 8

We’re OPEN

Happy New Year! We’re open this Sunday, January 8 with our regular hours from 10am-2pm every Sunday until April 30th. See you there!

What’s in Season

acorn squash, apples, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celery, celeriac,  chard, collard greens, corn, dandelion greens, delicata squash, escarole, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, oats, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, pumpkin,  radishes, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, spinach, sprouts, sunchokes, turnips, walnuts, watercress, winter squash, zucchini

Membership Appreciation Day

It’s the first day of the month and we’re rewarding our VFM members* with lots of great deals! Enjoy free market money transactions and membership specials from these vendors:

  • A Bread Affair – $1 off baguettes
  • Cedar Isle Farm – $ 1 off organic, cold-rolled oats (650g bag) or wheat/rye/barley whole grain flour (750g bag)
  • Green Coast Craft Coffee -20% off bags of whole bean coffee + a free brewed coffee with any bag purchase
  • Ildiko Jewelry – 10% off all jewelry purchases
  • SPARK Kombucha – $1 off litre fills of kombucha
  • Sweet Thea – $1 off bags of four granola bars – valid all month!
  • Tempea Natural Foods – handmade tempeh $4.50 for 200g & $6 for 300g

*please note the Hastings Park Shopper Card is not a VFM Member Card. For more information on our membership program, please visit click HERE.

Market News

Over the holidays, Julia Smith from Urban Digs was injured by one of their boars at the farm. We’re told that her recovery is going slow but steady. Due to the injury, Urban Digs will unfortunately have to cancel their January Hastings Park dates with hopes to be back at the market in February. Urban Digs shoppers can order online or pickup from our Saturday Nat Bailey market. Wishing Julia a speedy recovery!

Hastings Park Shoppers Card

Are you a regular Hastings Park shopper? Pickup your Hastings Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

It’s free to join, just sign up for our weekly newsletter!

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Hastings Park only.

Help Spread the Word!

Love the market? Tell your friends and family about Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market to help this new market grow. Share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

Be a Market Champion! Get a Hastings Park lawn sign and let your neighbours know where to find the freshest in local produce, all within a few minutes of their home. Pickup your lawn sign at the Info Booth this week!

Reminder: find FREE parking at Gate 2 off Renfrew, even if there is another event with paid parking on the same day.


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

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here


Hastings Park - CLOSED Dec 25 & Jan 1

Our 2016 markets are all wrapped up and we’re taking a break for the holidays! We will be closed December 25th and January 1st and reopen January 8th.

Happy Holidays!


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 - Dec 18

Shop Local This Christmas!

Join us for our Festive Farmers Market this Sunday, December 18th . Join our Holiday Cookie Swap (for more info & RSVP here!), decorate candy canes and take photos with Santa. Buy local this holiday season!

CONTEST ALERT: Take a selfie with Santa at Hastings Park Farmers Market this Sunday and be entered to win $20 market money! Here’s how:

  1. Find Santa at the market this Sunday, Dec 18
  2. Snap a selfie with Santa and post on Instagram
  3. Tag photo #selfiewithsanta #HastingsParkWFM

*Winner will be selected on Monday, December 19th. Santa will be at our Hastings Park Winter Market on Sunday, December 18th only.

It’s the last market before the Holidays! Stock up for the winter breaks and for all your holidays meals & parties. We have everything you need to make a local feast: turkey, ham, beef, salmon, sausages, winter veggies, apples, sweet treats, beer & spirits. We’ll be closed Sunday, December 25th and Sunday, January 1st and re-open January 8th!

What’s in Season

acorn squash, apples, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celery, celeriac,  chard, collard greens, corn, dandelion greens, delicata squash, escarole, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, oats, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, pumpkin,  radishes, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, spinach, sprouts, sunchokes, turnips, walnuts, watercress, winter squash, zucchini

Local Holiday Gift Guide

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The holidays are fast approaching and we have you covered at Hastings Park. Find tons of unique & hand crafted gifts for the foodie on your list each and every week!

Frostbites | Livia Sweets | Mixers & Elixirs | Odd Society Spirits |The Hive Printing | VFM Merchandise

For more gifts to get this season, click here.

Upcoming Events

Holiday Closures 

We’ll be closed Sunday, December 25th and Sunday, January 1st for the holidays! Stock up on December 18th for all your holiday meals. We’ll be open on January 8th. Happy Holidays!

Don’t Miss

ElectroRecycle_web_lrgElectroRecycle is ready to accept over 300 small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market. Have recycling questions? Ask their friendly staff onsite located near the information booth! For what they can accept please visit their website at electrorecycle.ca/

Are you a regular Hastings Park shopper? Pickup your Hastings Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

It’s free to join, just sign up for our weekly newsletter!

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Hastings Park only.

Help Spread the Word!

Love the market? Tell your friends and family about Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market to help this new market grow. Share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

Be a Market Champion! Get a Hastings Park lawn sign and let your neighbours know where to find the freshest in local produce, all within a few minutes of their home. Pickup your lawn sign at the Info Booth this week!

Reminder: find FREE parking at Gate 2 off Renfrew, even if there is another event with paid parking on the same day. This weekend Cirque Du Soleil shows are on at the Pacific Coliseum so event goers will be charged – “Farmers Market” are the magic words for free market shopper parking on Sunday, December 18th!

Happy Holidays!


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

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here