Market News

What's fresh at Nat Bailey - Dec 3

What’s in Season

cabbageapples, acorn squash, asian pears, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chanterelles, chard, delicata squash, daikon, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, 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, winter squash, zucchini

Local Holiday Gift Guide

Kale power… we think raw kale chips would make a fine stocking stuffer and provide a healthy chaser to all the decadent food and drink you’re sure to be having. The Raw Guy makes a great selection of kale chips and krunchies, raw granola, macaroons, and crackers – find him at Nat Bailey Dec 3, 10, and 17 and Hastings Park Dec 4 and 18.

Something sweet… Marmalades, Jams & Jellies! Le Meadow’s Pantry offers the perfect gift for that holiday host or one that fits nicely into a stocking. These small-batch preserves come in over 30 varieties and are all cooked by hand and use local fruit. You’ll find something that suits anyone’s pantry. Find them at Nat Bailey Dec 3 and Hastings Park Dec 18.

A gift that lasts… looking for a useful gift for that pottery fan on your list? Pottery by Dave & Family produces an affordable line of handmade pots, mugs, and vases that range from retro/speckled glazes to wood and salt-fired pieces. Find them this Saturday, Dec 3 at Nat Bailey.

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate… who doesn’t love chocolate? Take a Fancy Bean to Bar Chocolate makes theirs from ethical, organic cacao beans to produce a range of chocolate and sweets that incorporate local ingredients like dried fruit, nuts, and even cayenne pepper. Load up on the goods at Nat Bailey on Dec 3, 10, and 17 and at Hastings Park on Dec 18.

Easy peasy holiday entertaining… we know you can cook but save your energy for the main event and take a break on the appies. Pâté Pastiche makes four flavours of gourmet, vegan and nut-free French-style terrines that are sure to look lovely on your table. Get them weekly at Nat Bailey between now and Dec 17.

Deck the halls… the folks at Lowland Herb Farm makes gorgeous, rustic bouquets and wreaths from aromatic herbs and flowers grown on their bio-dynamic farm in Chilliwack. Find them at Nat Bailey on Dec 3, 10, and 17.

Try a new tradition… ever had an authentic Slavic-style roll straight out of the oven from East European Dessert? Caramel-crusty on the outside, soft and doughy on the inside – with six different flavours to choose from! Get some this December 3 at Nat Bailey and be the hit at your next holiday party.

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

Don’t Miss

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!

Member Appreciation Day! 

It’s the first market of the month and VFM members will enjoy free market money transactions and discounts at over 18 various vendors around the market – click here to see this weeks specials. Learn more about our membership program and how you can support our non-profit organization online or at the market information booth.

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 on 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


What's fresh at Nat Bailey - Nov 26

What’s in Season

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


New Vendors this week

Back at Nat Bailey for the first time this season, be sure to visit: 

Beyond Bread – bringing their naturally leavened and hand shaped breads and pastries.

Bomber Brewing – These guys are known for their gold medal pilsner but a market manager favourite is their ESB, made of BC barley!

Cedar Isle Farm – Fraser Valley organically grown grain! They don’t appear at at Nat Bailey again until the New Year so check out their flours and kernels this Saturday!

Jennifers Jiffies – offering a Nat Bailey special this week, pick up their Dilly Bean Soup mix for only $7 each.

Get a complete list of this week’s vendors here


Don’t Miss

ElectroRecycle_web_lrgElectroRecycle is ready to accept over 300 small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Nat Bailey 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/

Just in time for the holidays – give gifts that show off your favourite farmers market! Select limited edition VFM swag on sale now! The more you buy – the more you save! *Click here to view sale items*


Last chance!

This week is your last chance to ENTER 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 on our site. 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 November so get cooking. For all the recipes and more information on the program (including a short video series!!), visit: eatlocal.org/local-food-global-flavours


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 - Nov 19

What’s in Season

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


New Vendors this week

Back at Nat Bailey for the first time this season, be sure to visit:
Empire Valley Premium Beef | Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery | R&B Brewing Company | The Kaboom Box | Pottery By Dave & Family | Von Hardenberg Candles

Get a complete list of this week’s vendors here


Don’t Miss

Visit the folks from Salt Spring Coffee this Saturday for a festival taste of their celebration blend! Then check out the Evo Car Share booth and take advantage of their great sign up promo for market shoppers – free membership + 30 mins driving!

salt-spring   evo-sign

Contest Alert!

ENTER 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 on our site. 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 November so get cooking. For all the recipes and more information on the program (including a short video series), visit: http://www.eatlocal.org/local-food-global-flavours


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 - Nov 12

Thanks to all you market supporters who made it out to our first winter market last Saturday. It was a little wet but that didn’t hold us back. Remember, the winter markets are rain or shine!


In Season Now

apples, Asian pears, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, , chanterelles, chard, corn, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, mizuna, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, pumpkin, quince, salad mix, shallots, spinach, sunchokes, strawberries, tomatoes, watercress, winter squash, zucchini


The Vendors

This week we welcome back some farms joining us for the first time this season:

Ambercott Acres | Huis Farm | Little Qualicum Cheeseworks | Outwest Ranches | Poplar Grove Arbour Hazelnuts | Rondriso Farms | Sawmill Bay Shellfish Company 

Get a complete list of this week’s 70+ Nat Bailey vendors here


Contest Alert!

ENTER 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 November so get cooking!

Have you seen our short video series with subtitles in English and Chinese? Check them out here!


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? 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 OPENS this Saturday! November 5

We’re excited to be back at Nat Bailey for another Winter Market season!

The Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market is our biggest farmers market that brings over 160 VFM producers and shoppers from all over the city, together in one place.


Member Appreciation Week

Vancouver Farmers Markets is a non-profit organization that makes farmers markets possible in the city. We are supported by our members and like to give back every once and a while. Bring your member card and save 15% at the Market Information Booth every week, skip the Market $ transaction fee this week, and save at these vendors:

  • Aji Gourmet Products – Buy any 3 Aji products and save $5
  • Aussie Pie Guy – Save $3 on purchase of Hot Pie or Box of Frozen Pies
  • Crisp Organics – Organic Winter Squash, $1.50/lb
  • Farm House Natural Cheeses – $1 off­ Market Special Cheese, $6.50 (reg. $7.50)
  • Goldwing – $1.50 off­ Turkey Drumsticks
  • Her Majesty’s Pie Co. & The Granola King – 2 for $15 on 6” Pies, 2 for $20 on all 750g Granolas
  • Jennifer’s Jiffies – Simple Soothing Noodle Soup Mix, $7
  • Klippers Organics – 10% off­ any $10 bag of Dried Fruit
  • Le Meadow’s Pantry – $1 o­ff jars of Balsamic Strawberry Jam
  • Rockweld Farms – Buy 2 packages of Chicken Wings, get one free
  • Spark Kombucha – $1 off­ 1 Litre Kombucha Fills
  • Stapleton Sausage – 10% o­ff any 2 packages of Sausage
  • Take A Fancy Chocolate & Sweets – $1 off­ box of four Fleur de Sel Caramels
  • The Local Churn – $1 off­ 120g size of Peach, Cinnamon, or Maple Butter
  • The Raw Guy – 2 for $9 on any package of Kale Crunchies (reg. $6/each)
  • Urban Digs – Buy any one product and get 25% o­ a jar of Bacon Jam

Not a member? Sign up online or at the market this weekend.


Contest Alert!

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

ENTER 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


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? 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 

Get a complete list of this week’s Nat Bailey vendors here