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What's Fresh at Nat Bailey - Jan 14

What’s in Season

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

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

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


Hastings Park Pop-Up Market

Did you check out our Hasting Park Pop-Up Market last week? We invited some Hastings Park vendors to give you a taste of the Hastings Park Farmers Market. Find tasty items like vegan and gluten-free baking, fresh tempeh, authentic Mexican tortillas (make sure to get a sample!!), organic oats, fire-roasted hot sauces and more! Check it out and let us know what you think! Who should we invite back? Vote for your favourite vendors at the Info tent!

Click here to learn more about the pop-up market

Click here for this weeks Nat Bailey vendor list

Donation Station

We’re excited to partner with Farm to School BC to collect donations of cash or produce for select school recipients. Farm to School programs bring healthy, local and sustainable food into schools and provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that foster food literacy, all while strengthening the local food system and enhancing school and community connectedness.

This week’s recipient is the Intergenerational Landed Learning Project at UBC Farm who will be collecting donations for their “Local Eating through the Winter” farm visits. Stop by their stall to learn more about the important work they are doing for our regional food system through education and research.

Mark your Calendar:

CSA Fair – Next week, January 21 & 22, we’re featuring vendors who offer Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) programs during the growing season. This is a great opportunity to catalyze on your resolution to eat more healthfully this year and develop a closer connection with a local farm! Check this list for updated program information.

 

Food Truck February – tell all your friends! We’re hosting Food Truck February again and are putting food trucks up to a local food global flavour challenge that includes a passport & golden ticket! More details to come…


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 7

What’s in Season

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

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

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

Hastings Park Pop-Up

We’ve invited some Hastings Park vendors to join us in January at Nat Bailey to give you a taste of all the exciting vendors that can be found at Hastings Park Farmers Market. They’re bringing exciting new products like vegan and gluten-free baking, fresh tempeh, bone broth, authentic Mexican tortillas, organic oats, fire-roasted hot sauces and more! Let us know what you think! More details here

Member Appreciation Day

It’s the first market of the month and VFM members will enjoy free market money transactions and discounts at over 15 different vendors around the market – keep an eye out for member special signs at vendor stalls and save! Learn more about our membership program and how you can support our non-profit organization online or at the market information booth. Start your year off right by supporting the non-profit that feeds you!

Recycle your Christmas Tree

A by-donation event to benefit the Riley Park Community Garden (30th/ Ontario), our neighbours across the street! 

Drop your tree in the designated area in the overflow lot at Nat Bailey Stadium then shop at the market! Please follow the traffic pattern change entering off Midlothian.

Don’t Miss:

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

CSA Fair – On January 21 & 22, we’re featuring vendors who offer Community Shared Agriculture programs during the growing season. This is a great opportunity to catalyze on your resolution to eat more healthfully this year and develop a closer connection with a local farm! Check this list for updated program information.

Food Truck Fest – tell all your friends! We’re hosting Food Truck February again and are putting food trucks up to a global flavour challenge and it includes a passport! More details to come…

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


Nat Bailey - CLOSED Dec 24th & 31st

Our 2016 markets are all wrapped up and we’re taking a break for the holidays! We will be closed December 24th & 31st and will reopen January 7th.

Happy Holidays!


Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturday, January 7th from 10am-2pm 

Click here for more Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market Information


What's Fresh at Nat Bailey - Dec 17

Attention shoppers! This weekend is your last opportunity to shop local at the Winter Markets before we close for the holidays. Be sure to stock up on all your festive supplies and regular market staples – we don’t return until January 7th! Looking for last minute gift and entertaining ideas? Read on for this week’s top picks and be sure to dress warm this weekend!

What’s in Season

Produce: apples, acorn squash, asian pears, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chanterelles, chard, delicata squash, daikon, endive, fennel, garlic, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, persimmon, parsnips, potatoes, pears, pumpkin, quince, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, sunchokes, tomatoes, turnips, winter squash, zucchini

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

Other: Dried Fruit, Honey, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

Local Holiday Gift Guide

Meyer lemon & lavender, pineapple habanero, and roasted plum & lemongrass are just a few of the unique and delicious cordials that frost bites produces. Mix them in seltzer or with your fave spirit, and get the holiday party started!

T-shirts, dish towels and tote bags are truly useful gifts that everyone can appreciate. The Hive Printing produces their line of Vancouver-inspired locally printed goods in their small artisan studio on the east side.

It’s back! Limited run barrel aged vodka from Odd Society Spirits makes a sophisticated stocking stuffer for the spirits connoisseur in your life.

Put a little sparkle under the tree for someone special this year with a set of sterling silver and labradorite drop earrings from Ildiko Jewelry. She also makes bracelets, pendants, and necklaces using silver and semi precious stones.

Want a change from the usual hummus offerings for your holiday snack platter this year? Spice it up with some unique varieties like Curried Carrot, Orange & Ginger or Thai Green Coconut Curry from BobAli.

Got a beer lover on your holiday gift list? You can’t go wrong with a Bomber Brewing Winter Warmer Pack, which includes a 650ml bottle of their new Old Fat Heater Winter Ale, a Bomber glass and toque.

Get some shrub love in your life this season from Mixers & Elixirs, producers of locally-inspired drinking vinegars that incorporate BC fruits from the markets. A fantastic addition to cocktails.

Select limited edition VFM swag for the market fan on your list! Select items on sale now, including market tee’s & totes! The more you buy – the more you save! *Click here to view sale items*

Click here for more gifts to get from the Farmers Markets this weekend!

Holiday Closures 

Your last day to shop in 2016 is this Saturday! We’ll be closed Saturday, December 24th & 31st for the holidays and be back open on January 7th, 2017.

From all of us at Nat Bailey Farmers Market, we thank you for your support in 2016 & wish you all the best this holiday season! 

Don’t Miss!

ElectroRecycle is ready to accept over 300 small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Nat Bailey Farmers Market this Saturday, December 17. Bring a small appliance for recycling and they’ll enter you to win $250 in Market Money! Have recycling questions? Ask their friendly staff onsite located near the information booth! For what they can accept at the market, please visit their website at electrorecycle.ca/

Mark your calendars! Our annual CSA Fair is back on January 21 & 22 and new this season, our Hasting Park Pop Up market! For a taste of Hastings Park Farmers Market keep an eye out for the Hastings Park Pop Up Market official vendors every Saturday in January!

Hastings Park Winter Market

Have you heard about the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market? Did you know it’s every Sunday from November to 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 - Dec 10

What’s in Season

apples, acorn squash, asian pears, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chanterelles, chard, delicata squash, daikon, endive, fennel, garlic, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, mizuna, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, persimmon, parsnips, potatoes, pears, pumpkin, quince, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, spinach, sunchokes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, walnuts, winter squash, zucchini

Local Holiday Gift Guide

gift_intro_graphicPut some award-winning cheese in your loved one’s stocking this year! Heidi from The Farm House Natural Cheeses is a gruyere-like French table cheese made from milk produced on the summer pasture. It’s just one of Farm House’s amazing grass-fed dairy products – they make a wide selection of cow and goat cheese, along with cultured butter for your holiday baking.

Looking for a unique gift for the jewellery lover on your list? Nancy Esworthy produces a range of sophisticated and edgy designs made from precious metals, wood, resin, and leather.

Let the cocktail making begin! The Booze Witch (a.k.a Kelly Gillespie of Gillespie’s Fine Spirits) makes a range of flavourful and aromatic shrubs to pair with her artisan spirits, which include vodka, gin, and signature liqueurs made with BC grain.

Light up your holiday season with the natural warmth and beauty of von Hardenberg Candles. Available in a wide selection of shapes and sizes, each candle is handmade at their studio in Maple Ridge from 100% beeswax.

Copper Pot Preserves creates artisan small batch jams and preserves from the seasonal bounty found at local farmers markets. With flavours ranging from Raspberry & Chipotle to Blueberry, Lemon & Thyme, Copper Pot’s jams make great stocking stuffers for the jam and toast fans in your life, or a yummy addition to your holiday charcuterie board.

Your holiday baking can go local this year with organic grains and flours from Cedar Isle Farm. Grown in the rich and fertile soil of the Fraser Valley near Agassiz, BC, Cedar Isle’s products include certified organic oats, wheat, and rye that is rolled and milled into whole grain flour.

Click here for more gifts to get from the Farmers Markets this holiday season.

Sale Sale Sale!

Just in time for the holidays – give gifts that show off your market pride! Select limited edition VFM swag on sale now, including market tee’s & totes! The more you buy – the more you save! *Click here to view sale items*

Holiday Closures 

We’ll be closed Saturday, December 24th & 31st for the holidays! Stock up on December 17th for all your holiday meals. We’ll be re-open on January 7th. Happy Holidays!

Hastings Park Winter Market

farmers-marketHave you heard about the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market? Did you know it’s every Sunday from November to 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*

Shop at Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market this Sunday, December 11, and VFM Members will get 2-for-1 admission at the door of Make It! – just flash your member card to save!

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

Click here for more Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market Information