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What's Fresh at Nat Bailey - Feb 18

What’s in Season

Produce: apples, asian pears, beets, bok choi, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collards, daikon, endive, fennel, garlic, herbs, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leafy greens, leeks, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radishes, rutabaga, salad mix, spinach, shallots, sprouts, sunchokes, turnips, wild mushrooms,           winter squash, wheatgrass

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

Other: Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

FREE LUNCH FOR A YEAR!!

You’ve got two more weeks to pick up a Food Truck February Passport for your chance to win a food truck lunch every week at the markets FOR A YEAR ! Get it stamped each week when you purchase a food truck meal. Passport holders with three stamps at the end of February will be eligible to be entered to win the Golden Ticket. Imagine all the deliciousness you’ll be able to devour over a whole year…

Plus… enter our #foodtruckfeb Instagram Contest

Post a photo of your fave food truck lunch and tag it @vanmarkets and #foodtruckfeb. Each post will be entered to win a VFM World Traveller Pack containing a reusable coffee mug, a limited edition canvas tote and a set of Got it! produce bags. One lucky winner will be drawn at the end of February.

Click HERE to learn more about Food Truck February

This weeks food trucks:

Melt City Grilled Cheese | The Bean Buggy | The Kaboom Box | Feastro-The Rolling Bistro | JJ’s Trucketeria | ChiliTank | Creperie La Boheme | Sarcastic Bean Coffee Inc. | The Juice Truck | The Schnitzel Shack | Disco Cheetah | Yolks Breakfast

Click HERE for this week’s full Nat Bailey vendor list

Donation Station

This week’s recipient of the donation station is the David Thompson Carrot Club. David Thompson Secondary is a F2S-funded school working in partnership with Fresh Roots Urban Farming Society. Together, Fresh Roots and David Thompson’s student Carrot Club are interested in purchasing local organic apples, kale, and other produce for their food preservation program. Help support this important partnership by stopping by this Saturday and donating local produce, cash & market money are also accepted. Thanks in advance for your generous support!

Hastings Park Winter Market

If you miss Nat Bailey, be sure to head to the east side to pick up your weekly groceries! Every Sunday the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market runs 10-2pm until the end of April. It has lots of FREE parking and more vendors than ever before! *Details here*

Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturdays, 10am-2pm 

Click here for more Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market 


What's Fresh at Nat Bailey - Feb 11

Farmers need your support!

Thanks to everyone who made a special trip to the market last Saturday to support local farmers! Farmers markets in the snow certainly is not something we are used to and it’s played it’s toll on local farmers this winter – they need your support now more than ever. With missed market days, crop losses, and collapsing greenhouses now is the time to get out and support the people who feed you. Thanks for your continued support!

What’s in Season

Produce: apples, asian pears, beets, bok choi, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collards, daikon, endive, fennel, garlic, hakurei turnips, herbs, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, quince, radishes, radicchio, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, sprouts, sunchokes, turnips, winter squash, wheatgrass

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

Other: Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

FREE LUNCH FOR A YEAR!!

Pick up a Food Truck February Passport at our Info Booth or a food truck and get it stamped each week when you purchase a food truck meal. Passport holders with three stamps at the end of February will be entered to win the Golden Ticket – a food truck lunch every week at the markets FOR A YEAR! Imagine all the deliciousness you’ll be able to devour over a whole year…

Plus… enter our #foodtruckfeb Instagram Contest

Post a photo of your fave food truck lunch and tag it @vanmarkets and #foodtruckfeb. Each post will be entered to win a VFM World Pack containing a reusable coffee mug, a limited edition canvas tote and a set of Got it! produce bags. One lucky winner will be drawn at the end of February.

Click HERE to learn more about Food Truck February

This weeks food trucks:

Melt City Grilled Cheese | The Bean Buggy | The Kaboom Box | Feastro-The Rolling Bistro | JJ’s Trucketeria | ChiliTank | Creperie La Boheme | Eli’s Serious Sausage | Sarcastic Bean Coffee Inc. | The Juice Truck | Le Tigre

Click here for this week’s full Nat Bailey vendor list

Hastings Park Winter Market

If you miss Nat Bailey, be sure to head to the east side to pick up your weekly groceries! Every Sunday the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market runs 10-2pm until the end of April. It has lots of FREE parking and more vendors than ever before! *Details here*

Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturdays, 10am-2pm 

Click here for more Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market 


What's Fresh at Nat Bailey - Feb 4

What’s in Season

Produce: apples, asian pears, beets, bok choi, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collards, daikon, endive, fennel, garlic, hakurei turnips, herbs, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, quince, radishes, radicchio, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, sprouts, sunchokes, turnips, winter squash, wheatgrass

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

Other: Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

Win the Golden Ticket!

Pick up a Food Truck February Passport at our Info Booth and get it stamped each week when you purchase a food truck meal. Passport holders with a full card at the end of February will be entered to win the Golden Ticket – a food truck lunch every week at the markets FOR A YEAR! Imagine all the deliciousness you’ll be able to devour over a whole year…

 

Click HERE to learn more about Food Truck February and our Instagram contest.

This weeks food trucks:

Melt City Grilled Cheese | The Bean Buggy | Disco Cheetah | The Kaboom Box | Feastro-The Rolling Bistro | JJ’s Trucketeria | ChiliTank | The Schnitzel Shack | Creperie La Boheme | Eli’s Serious Sausage | Sarcastic Bean Coffee Inc.

Don’t Miss

Lion Dancers! We’re kicking off The Year of the Rooster this weekend with a visit of the Vancouver Chinese Lion Dancers! Come watch as the lions dance through the market, spreading good luck and prosperity. The dance begins at 11am, rain or shine. Happy Lunar New Year!

Member Appreciation Day! It’s the first market of the month and VFM members will enjoy free market money transactions and discounts at various vendors around the market.

Learn more about our membership program and how you can support our non-profit organization HERE. Be sure to keep an eye out the member special signs for deals like this (and don’t forget that member card!):

  • A Bread Affair – $1 Baguettes
  • Blue Comet Seafoods – 20% off White Spring Kabobs and Salmon Patties.
  • Creperie La Boheme – $1 off Bone Broth and Bolognese Sauce
  • Estavan Tuna Co. – $5 off any case
  • Klippers Organic Acres – bagged apples – $6 bags (3 lbs, ea) 2 for $10
  • Nidhi’s Cuisine – 3 Samosas for $12.
  • Spark Kombucha – $1 off 1L Kombucha
  • The Farm House Natural Cheeses – 20% off thier prize-winning HEIDI (best firm cheese in Canada 2015)

Hastings Park Pop Up Results are in …

Thanks to everyone who voted at the Hastings Park Pop Up market in January, it was a close race but we are excited to announce that Tempea Natural Foods will be returning to the Nat Bailey Winter Market for more dates this year! Find them at the market on February 4 & 18 and March 4 & 18! Find all the other great Hasting Park Pop Up vendors regularly at the Hastings Park Farmers Market – Sunday’s, 10-2pm, located between the Forum and the Agrodome at the PNE.


What's Fresh at Nat Bailey - Jan 28

What’s in Season

Produce: apples, acorn squash, asian pears, beets, black trumpet mushrooms, bok choi, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chanterelles, chard, collards, delicata squash, daikon, endive, fennel, garlic, hakurei turnips, hedgehog mushrooms, herbs, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, quince, radishes, radicchio, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, sprouts, sunchokes, turnips, winter squash, wheatgrass

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Lamb, Tuna

Other: Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves, Walnuts

Don’t Miss: 

This week is your last chance to check out the Hastings Park Pop-Up Market! Check out all six vendors participating and be sure to vote for who you’d like to see return! Some favourites we’ve heard:

  • Cedar Isle Farm – Organic Cold Rolled Oats
  • The Smallflower – Gluten Free, Vegan Cinnamon Buns
  • Lita’s Mexican Foods – Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
  • Roasters Hot Sauce – Roasted Garlic Jalapeno Hot Sauce
  • Georals – Maple Smoked Bacon
  • Tempea – Fresh, unpasteurized Soy Tempeh

Click here to learn more about the pop-up market

A few other vendors not to miss this week include Creperie La Boheme, French Made Baking & Paul’s Produce, all returning to the market after some time away this winter.

Click here for this week’s Nat Bailey vendor list

Next Week:

Food Truck February returns! Every Saturday in February celebrate the best in fabulous food truck flavours as we double the number of food trucks at Nat Bailey every week! This year we’re taking you around the world to celebrate local food and global flavours with an amazing contest. Pick up a Food Truck February Passport at our Info Booth and get it stamped each week when you purchase a food truck meal. Passport holders with a full card at the end of February will be entered to win the Golden Ticket – a food truck lunch every week at the markets FOR A YEAR! Imagine all the deliciousness you’ll be able to devour over a whole year…

Click HERE to learn more about Food Truck February and our Instagram contest

Hastings Park Winter Market

Have you heard about the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market? Did you know it’s every Sunday until the end of April? With lots of FREE parking and more vendors than ever before? If you miss Nat Bailey, be sure to head to the east side to pick up your weekly groceries! *Details here*

Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturdays, 10am-2pm 

Click here for more Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market Information


What's Fresh at Nat Bailey - Jan 21

What’s in Season

Produce: apples, acorn squash, asian pears, beets, black trumpet mushrooms, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chanterelles, chard, collards, delicata squash, daikon, endive, garlic, hedgehog mushrooms, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, quince, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, sprouts, sunchokes, turnips, winter squash, wheatgrass

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs

Other: Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves


CSA Share Fair

This 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. The prepaid CSA arrangements also make a source of financial security for the farmer. Some CSAs also incorporate farm workdays for shareholders. Join us on Saturday to learn more about the CSA programs offered at VFM and see which one might be right for you! More details *here*

Check out these programs: Blue Comet Seafoods | Cedar Isle Farm | Crisp Organics | Cropthorne Farm | Downtown Fresh Box | Klippers Organic Acres | Rondriso Farms | Shalefield Organic Gardens | Skipper Otto’s CSF | Sole Food Street Farms | TFN Farm School | Urban Digs

Farm Day Visit @ Cedar Isle Farm

Hastings Park Pop-Up Market

The Hasting Park Pop-Up Market continues for two more weeks only! Visit select Hastings Park vendors at Nat Bailey this week and find tasty new items like vegan, gluten-free cinnamon buns, fresh tempeh, organic flour, fire-roasted hot sauces and more! Let us know what you think and who we should invite back in the spring by voting for your favourite new vendors at the Information Tent!

 

Click here to learn more about the pop-up market

Click here for this weeks Nat Bailey vendor list


Upcoming Events:

Food Truck February – every Saturday in February – celebrate the best in fabulous food truck flavours as we double the number of food trucks at Nat Bailey 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

 

Our Donation Station recipient this week is the Newcomers Community Kitchen at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. NCK supports knowledge exchange and cross-cultural food literacy skills while providing safe and inclusive spaces for newcomers to participate, share their voices and their favourite recipes. Please consider supporting this program by donating produce, cash or market money this week!


Hastings Park Winter Market

Have you heard about the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market? Did you know it’s every Sunday until the end of April? With lots of FREE parking and more vendors than ever before? If you miss Nat Bailey, be sure to head to the east side to pick up your weekly groceries! *Details here*

Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturdays, 10am-2pm 

Click here for more Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market Information