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Last chance! Nat Bailey - April 23

Thanks for a great season!

This is it folks, the last week of the Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market before we kick off the summer season! We’ve got you covered next week, though, because Hastings Park runs until May 1.

What’s Fresh

rhubarb | asparagus | nettles | fiddleheads | spinach | chives | greenhouse cucumbers | greenhouse peppers | greenhouse tomatoes

Don’t miss these vendors:

  • Outwest Ranches – Carol only sells with Vancouver Farmers Markets in the winter, so if you haven’t checked her out yet, this is your last chance until November! Look for beef, eggs and frozen blackberries.
  • K & M Farms – Mark and Jill are only winter market folks too, and one of few producers who are bringing turkey to the markets. Make sure to stock up!

Summer Markets

We’re ramping up the summer market season and look forward to keepin’ on developing a sustainable food system in Vancouver that helps feed people in our region, supports the local economy and protects our local environment and farms for decades to come!

Shop the Local Food Revolution at these neighbourhood markets:

  • Yaletown – opens May 5, 2pm-6pm – Mainland St between Davie & Helmcken
  • Trout Lake – opens May 7, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 8, 10am-2pm – Larch & 10th
  • West End – opens May 28 – 9am-2pm – 1100 Block Comox
  • Main St Station – opens June 1, 2pm-6pm – Main St / Science World Station
  • Mt Pleasant – opens June 12, 10am-2pm – Guelph & 8th Ave

Have we mentioned that when you shop at Vancouver Farmers Markets, you’re helping to support over 270 small BC farmer and artisan food makers like us, helping keep over 6,000 acres of local farmland in sustainable food production? Pretty sweet.

Thanks for all your support this winter. See you at the summer markets!


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Two weeks left! Nat Bailey - April 16

Only 2 weeks left!

We’ve only got 2 weeks left at the Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market before we kick off the summer season! If you haven’t had a chance to experience the winter market on a sunny spring Saturday, now is the time. Connect with your community, meet friends and of course enjoy the freshest food in the city!

Don’t miss these vendors:

  • Creperie La Boheme – is back for the next two weeks! Come enjoy a delicious, sweet or savory crepe.
  • Hannah Brook Farm – Paul is back at the market this week with the first asparagus of the season! Come early because he will sell out!
  • Paul’s Produce – Bringing greenhouse cucumbers and bell peppers! They’ll have leeks and frozen berries too! Did we mention their peppers are only $2.99lb!
  • Twin Oak Farms – bringing carnivorous plants – pick up your venus flytraps, pitcher plants and sundews!

Pop-up City Hall

Come learn what’s going in your Vancouver! The pop-up city hall will be at the market this week only and talking everything from emergency preparedness to liquor policy. The City is reviewing liquor regulations and they want to hear from you! Keep an eye out for their tent on Saturday and take the survey here.

Summer Markets

We’re ramping up the summer market season and look forward to keepin’ on developing a sustainable food system in Vancouver that helps feed people in our region, supports the local economy and protects our local environment and farms for decades to come!

Shop the Local Food Revolution at these neighbourhood markets:

  • Yaletown – opens May 5, 2pm-6pm – Mainland St between Davie & Helmcken
  • Trout Lake – opens May 7, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 8, 10am-2pm – Larch & 10th
  • West End – opens May 28 – 9am-2pm – 1100 Block Comox
  • Main St Station – opens June 1, 2pm-6pm – Main St / Science World Station
  • Mt Pleasant – opens June 12, 10am-2pm – Guelph & 8th Ave

See you at the market!


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3 weeks left! Nat Bailey - April 9

Come visit while you still can!

We’ve only got 3 weeks left at the Nat Bailey Winter Market and the weather suggests that ‘winter’ is a misnomer. If you haven’t made it out yet, this is the time to catch spring fever: bedding plants, garden starts, young spring onions, lively bouquets… Farmer Koo even brought tulips last week!

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Donation Station

Little Mountain Neighbourhood Food Network is collecting for a wide variety of projects. Check out the details here. 

Summer Markets

We’re ramping up the summer market season and look forward to keepin’ on developing a sustainable food system in Vancouver that helps feed people in our region, supports the local economy and protects our local environment and farms for decades to come!

Shop the Local Food Revolution at these neighbourhood markets:

  • Yaletown – opens May 5, 2pm-6pm – Mainland St between Davie & Helmcken
  • Trout Lake – opens May 7, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 8, 10am-2pm – Larch & 10th
  • West End – opens May 28 – 9am-2pm – 1100 Block Comox
  • Main St Station – opens June 1, 2pm-6pm – Main St / Science World Station
  • Mt Pleasant – opens June 12, 10am-2pm – Guelph & 8th Ave

See you at the market!


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Click here for the full vendor list and market map

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ALCOHOL
Dogwood Brewing
Odd Society Spirits
Robin Ridge Winery
CRAFT
Ildiko Jewelry
ROYAL HERBS
von Hardenberg Candles
COFFEE SERVICE
Green Coast Craft Coffee
The Bean Buggy
West Best Coffee Roasters
DAIRY
Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Ltd.
Little Qualicum Cheeseworks
The Farm House Natural Cheeses
FARM
Applebarn Pumpkin Farm
BECKMANN BERRY FARM
Earth Apple Farm
Good Time Farming
Jane’s Honey Bees
Jobst-Hof Orchard
Mandair Farms/ Country Village Market
natural village
Paul’s Produce
Rondriso Farms
valley gold bee co
Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative
FOOD SERVICE
Chilitank.com
Culver City Salads
Melt City Grilled Cheese
Soho Road Naan Kebab
The Kaboom Box
The Schnitzel Shack
Yolk’s Breakfast
MEAT/SEAFOOD
Blue Comet Seafoods
Empire Valley Premium Beef
Goldwing
K & M Farms
Outwest Ranches
Rockweld Farm Ltd.
Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery
Urban Digs Farm
NURSERY
Bryan and Agnes Warmerdam specialty daffodils
Farmer Koo (Southern Acres Nursery & Farm)
ORGANIC FARM
Crisp Organics
Cropthorne Farm
Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm
Golden West Farms
Harvey’s Orchards
Huis Farm Ltd
KLIPPERS ORGANIC ACRES
Langley Organic Growers
Lowland Herb Farm
Organic Farm Connection
Shalefield Organic Gardens
Soban Organic Farm at Yarrow Ecovillage
PREPARED FOOD
Anne’s Preserves
Batard Boulangerie
Blackberry Hill
BobAli Hummus, Pestos and Tapenades
Chef Enrick Food Corp
Coconama Chocolate Co. Ltd.
Dundarave Olive Company
French Made Baking
Her Majesty’s Pie Company & The Granola King
Jerky Baron
Le Meadow’s Pantry
Maples Sugar Shack
Mixers and Elixirs
Nidhis Cuisine
Nuez Beverage Co.
Old Country Frozen Pierogi
Ostro Organics Inc.
Pate Pastiche
Purebread
Rootables Chips
SPREAD’EM
Stapleton Sausage Co.
Take A Fancy Chocolate and Sweets
Thai Princess Enterprises Limited
SPONSOR
Credit Unions of BC
WILD HARVEST
The Promised Land Farm

Member Appreciation Day - April 2

Member Appreciation Day

As the weather gets warmer and the skies get brighter, April is an exciting month at the markets. We’re kicking the month off with Member Appreciation Days at both Nat Bailey and Hastings Park. You can expect to see some great savings – don’t forget your member card! Not a member yet? Sign-up online or at the market information booth.

We’ve got a great line-up of vendors to look forward to – bringing the first rhubarb, fiddleheads, greenhouse peppers and veggies starts to market!

Don’t miss these vendors:

  • Applebarn Pumpkin Farm – full-on greenhouse season begins! Looking forward to their greenhouse peppers.
  • Farmer Koo (Southern Acres Nursery & Farm) – Eric will have a truck full of veggie starts, herbs and hanging baskets!
  • Natural Village – You’ll find Glenda with veggie starts galore – time to get those gardens in shape!

Vancouver Tree Week

Take part in Vancouver Tree Week this Saturday at the Nat Bailey Farmers Market. The Vancouver Parks Board will be onsite selling trees for only $10! Help Vancouver reach its goal of planting 150,000 trees by 2020 by picking up a tree (or three!) this Saturday! There is a wide variety available, including fruit, flowering, shade and conifer trees. Click here for more information.

See you at the market!


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ALCOHOL
Earlco Wines ltd
Odd Society Spirits
R&B Brewing Company
CRAFT
Fable Naturals
pottery by dave & family
Scentimental Creations
COFFEE SERVICE
Mogiana Coffee
The Bean Buggy
West Best Coffee Roasters
COMMUNITY TABLE
George Heyman, Vancouver-Fairview Constituency Office
DAIRY
Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Ltd.
Little Qualicum Cheeseworks
The Farm House Natural Cheeses
FARM
ambercott acres
Applebarn Pumpkin Farm
BECKMANN BERRY FARM
Earth Apple Farm
Good Time Farming
Jane’s Honey Bees
Mandair Farms/ Country Village Market
natural village
Rondriso Farms
valley gold bee co
Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative
FOOD SERVICE
Aussie Pie Guy
Chilitank.com
Eli’s Serious Sausage
Feastro-The Rolling Bistro
JJ’s Trucketeria Food Truck Inc.
Soho Road Naan Kebab
MEAT/SEAFOOD
Blue Comet Seafoods
Estevan Tuna Co.
Gelderman Farms Ltd
Goldwing
Greendale Meats
K & M Farms
Rockweld Farm Ltd.
Sawmill Bay Shellfish Company ltd
Urban Digs Farm
NURSERY
Bryan and Agnes Warmerdam specialty daffodils
Farmer Koo (Southern Acres Nursery & Farm)
ORGANIC FARM
Crisp Organics
Cropthorne Farm
Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm
Harvey’s Orchards
KLIPPERS ORGANIC ACRES
Langley Organic Growers
Lowland Herb Farm
Organic Farm Connection
Shalefield Organic Gardens
Soban Organic Farm at Yarrow Ecovillage
Specialty Mushroom Growers Coop
PREPARED FOOD
A Bread Affair
Aji Gourmet Products
Beyond Bread
Blackberry Hill
BobAli Hummus, Pestos and Tapenades
Coconama Chocolate Co. Ltd.
Dickie’s Ginger
Jennifer’s Jiffies
Nidhis Cuisine
Original Mexican Gourmet
Pate Pastiche
Purebread
Rootables Chips
SPARK kombucha
SPREAD’EM
Stapleton Sausage Co.
Sweet Thea Cakes
Take A Fancy Chocolate and Sweets
Thai Princess Enterprises Limited
The Jam Ladies
Trudy Ann’s Chai & Spices
SPONSOR
Evo
WILD HARVEST
The Promised Land Farm
Wild Foraged

Easter at Nat Bailey - March 26

Long weekend = Farmers market

We’ve got everything you need to share delicious meals with your family at Nat Bailey this weekend and a couple chocolate vendors who feature local flavours and fair-trade sourcing too! We’re pretty sure that a trip to the farmers market is exactly what your family needs after so much spring break –  Can’t make it Saturday? Check out our new Sunday market at Hastings Park!

Don’t miss these vendors:

  • Applebarn Pumpkin Farm – full-on greenhouse season begins! Looking forward to seeing what Applebarn has in store for us this spring
  • Take a Fancy Chocolate & Sweets – Becks makes chocolate from bean to bar and more recently has even featured bacon! What better than picking up fair trade chocolate for Easter this year?
  • Coconama Chocolate Co. – Have you tried these glorious squares of chocolate? Taka’s got an always changing line-up, featuring seasonal veggies and salted caramel! If you ask, he might just have some more cherry blossom as well

Updated Vendor Lists

We’re trying out different ways of sharing our weekly vendor lists with the online community and we’d love to hear what you think. Here are a couple ways to find out who’s at the market:

  1. Interactive Market Map: This feature gives you the full vendor list and where to find them ALWAYS AVAILABLE
  2. Categorized Vendor List: NEW THIS WEEK – shows the full vendor list broken into categories at the bottom of this blog post
  3. Alphabetized Vendor List: LAST WEEK – shows full vendor list in alphabetical order (example is last week’s vendor list)

We’ll be experimenting with different ways of sharing the lists for the next few weeks. Got a suggestion? Send it to info@eatlocal.org

Donation Station this week!

Check out our Donation Station page for more details and come prepared to feed our community.

See you at the market!


Click here to find more information on the Nat Bailey Winter Market

Click here for the full vendor list and market map

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ALCOHOL
BC Wine Studio
Bomber Brewing
CRAFT
Don Asperin
nancy esworthy designs
ROYAL HERBS
COFFEE SERVICE
Green Coast Craft Coffee
The Bean Buggy
West Best Coffee Roasters
DAIRY
Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Ltd.
Little Qualicum Cheeseworks
The Farm House Natural Cheeses
FARM
Applebarn Pumpkin Farm
BECKMANN BERRY FARM
Earth Apple Farm
fruitguy farms
Good Time Farming
Jane’s Honey Bees
Mandair Farms/ Country Village Market
natural village
Paul’s Produce
Rondriso Farms
valley gold bee co
Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative
FOOD SERVICE
Aussie Pie Guy
Chilitank.com
Le Tigre
Melt City Grilled Cheese
Super Thai Food
The Kaboom Box
The Schnitzel Shack
MEAT/SEAFOOD
Blue Comet Seafoods
Goldwing
Greendale Meats
Greendale Meats
K & M Farms
lamington heritage farm
Outwest Ranches
Rockweld Farm Ltd.
Sawmill Bay Shellfish Company ltd
Stapleton Sausage Co.
Urban Digs Farm
NURSERY
Bryan and Agnes Warmerdam specialty daffodils
ORGANIC FARM
Crisp Organics
Cropthorne Farm
Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm
Golden West Farms
Harvey’s Orchards
Helmer Organic Farm
Huis Farm Ltd
KLIPPERS ORGANIC ACRES
Langley Organic Growers
Organic Farm Connection
Shalefield Organic Gardens
PREPARED FOOD
A Bread Affair
Anne’s Preserves
Batard Boulangerie
Blackberry Hill
BobAli Hummus, Pestos and Tapenades
Chef Enrick Food Corp
Coconama Chocolate Co. Ltd.
Dundarave Olive Company
French Made Baking
frostbites
Her Majesty’s Pie Company & The Granola King
Jerky Baron
Maples Sugar Shack
Muy Rico Food Manufacturing Distribution Group Ltd
Nidhis Cuisine
Nuez Beverage Co.
Old Country Frozen Pierogi
Rain City Soups LTD
Real Meals
Rootables Chips
Sweet Thea Cakes
Take A Fancy Chocolate and Sweets
Thai Princess Enterprises Limited
SPONSOR
Credit Unions of BC
WILD HARVEST
The Promised Land Farm
Wild Foraged