Market News

Season Change at Nat Bailey - March 19

Spring at the markets is such an exciting time! As the season changes from winter to spring we get the best of both seasons! We’re seeing dandelion greens, miners lettuce, arugula, nettles, spinach, chard, mustards, kale and more spring greens arriving every week. We still have lots of winter staples too; you can find your potatoes, squash and apples!

Don’t miss these vendors:

Dickie’s Ginger – Don’t forget to bring your bottle and get it filled it with “ginger beer perfection!”

Helmer Organic Farm – Back at Nat Bailey after a month off – they’ll have seed potatoes for all your spring gardening needs!

Mandair Farms – These Nat Bailey Pop-Up vendors got top votes for fresh-made pakoras… they’ve got frozen berries too!

Evo Car Share

Our community partner Evo Car Share will be at the market this Saturday offering their sweet sign-up promo for market shoppers! Stop by to learn about their car-sharing programs and make sure to wish them Happy 1st Birthday too!

See you at the market!


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Vendor Line-up for Nat Bailey – March 19

Ají Gourmet Products
ambercott acres
Anne’s Preserves
Batard Boulangerie
Bean Boy Creations
BECKMANN BERRY FARM
Blackberry Hill
Blue Comet Seafoods
Bryan and Agnes Warmerdam specialty daffodils
Chef Enrick Food Corp
Copper Pot Preserves
Crisp Organics
Cropthorne Farm
Culver City Salads
Dickie’s Ginger
Disco Cheetah
Dundarave Olive Company
Earlco Wines ltd
Earth Apple Farm
Eli’s Serious Sausage
Empire Valley Premium Beef
Estevan Tuna Co.
Feastro-The Rolling Bistro
Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm
Gelderman Farms Ltd
Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Ltd.
Goldwing
Good Time Farming
Great Himalaya Foods Inc
Greendale Meats
Harvey’s Orchards
Helmer Organic Farm
Jane’s Honey Bees
JJ’s Trucketeria Food Truck Inc.
K & M Farms
kics lemonade
KLIPPERS ORGANIC ACRES
Langley Organic Growers
Little Qualicum Cheeseworks
Lowland Herb Farm
Mandair Farms/ Country Village Market
Maples Sugar Shack
Mogiana Coffee
Nidhis Cuisine
Nuez Beverage Co.
Old Country Frozen Pierogi
Organic Farm Connection
Original Mexican Gourmet
Ostro Organics Inc.
Pâté Pastiche
Persephone Brewing Co.
Petkov Kiwi Production
Purebread
Rain City Soups LTD
Rockweld Farm Ltd.
Rondriso Farms
Sawmill Bay Shellfish Company ltd
Scentimental Creations
Shalefield Organic Gardens
Soho Road Naan Kebab
Sole Food Street Farms
Solodko Ukrainian Bakery Inc.
SPARK kombucha
Specialty Mushroom Growers Coop
Stapleton Sausage Co.
Take A Fancy Chocolate and Sweets
The Bean Buggy
The Farm House Natural Cheeses
The Pie Company
The Promised Land Farm
The Yaletown Distilling Company
Urban Digs Farm
valley gold bee co
Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative
von Hardenberg Candles
West Best Coffee Roasters
Wild Foraged

Spring at Nat Bailey - March 12

Spring Fever!

Oh, we love seeing the bright greens and yellows of spring! So many lovely greens are cropping up (have you tried Miner’s lettuce from Good Time Farming?) and flowers are gracing our tables (the Warmerdams have different daffodils every week!). This is the time to bring the farmers market unbelievers to Nat Bailey – they won’t believe the awesome variety of food grown close to home.

Don’t miss these vendors

  • Organic Farm Connection: spring came early and so has OFC! They’ve got lovely leeks (pictured above), the most interesting greens, and other spring-y surprises
  • Mandair Farms: These Nat Bailey Pop-Up vendors got top votes for fresh-made pakoras… don’t miss!
  • Spread’Em: Melissa is back with her unbelievable veggie dips (you’d never guess they’re actually vegan!)

VFM on the Radio!

On the second Saturday of the month, Vancouver Farmers Markets takes over the airwaves of Co-op Radio (100.5FM) to broadcast market related news, updates, upcoming events and vendor profiles.  Tune in between 9am and 10am to hear music from market entertainers, news about the next festival or event to hit the market and bits and pieces from the market community and beyond. This month’s show is all about Spring Fever!

Donation Station

Your donations help your community! Last month’s donations from the farmers market cut the costs of running the newcomers community kitchen by 75%! Opportunities to give on the 2nd and 4th week of every month.  More details here

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Vendor Line-up for Nat Bailey – March 12

A Bread Affair
BECKMANN BERRY FARM
Beyond Bread
Blackberry Hill
Blue Comet Seafoods
BobAli Hummus, Pestos and Tapenades
Bryan and Agnes Warmerdam specialty daffodils
Chef Enrick Food Corp
Chilitank.com
Coconama Chocolate Co. Ltd.
Credit Unions of BC
Crisp Organics
Cropthorne Farm
Dogwood Brewing
Earth Apple Farm
East European Dessert (Slavic Rolls)
Estevan Tuna Co.
Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm
French Made Baking
fruitguy farms
Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Ltd.
Golden West Farms
Goldwing
Good Time Farming
Harvey’s Orchards
Her Majesty’s Pie Company & The Granola King
Huis Farm Ltd
Ildiko Jewelry
Jane’s Honey Bees
Jerky Baron
K & M Farms
KLIPPERS ORGANIC ACRES
Langley Organic Growers
Le Meadow’s Pantry
Legacy Wood Crafts
Little Qualicum Cheeseworks
Long Table Distillery
Lowland Herb Farm
Mandair Farms/ Country Village Market
Melt City Grilled Cheese
Mixers and Elixirs
Muy Rico Food Manufacturing Distribution Group Ltd
Organic Farm Connection
Outwest Ranches
Pate Pastiche
Petkov Kiwi Production
Purebread
Real Meals
Robin Ridge Winery
Rockweld Farm Ltd.
Rondriso Farms
Rootables Chips
ROYAL HERBS
Sawmill Bay Shellfish Company ltd
Shalefield Organic Gardens
Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery
Soho Road Naan Kebab
SPARK kombucha
SPREAD’EM
Stapleton Sausage Co.
Take A Fancy Chocolate and Sweets
The Bean Buggy
The Farm House Natural Cheeses
The Jam Ladies
The Kaboom Box
The Pie Company
The Promised Land Farm
The Raw Guy
The Schnitzel Shack
Trudy Ann’s Chai & Spices
Urban Digs Farm
valley gold bee co
Vancouver Farmers Markets
Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative
West Best Coffee Roasters
Wild Foraged

Member Appreciation Day - March 5

Spring is here!

Have you noticed all things spring at the market? Spinach, nettles and daffodils have been popping up over the last couple weeks – showing good signs of the season ahead. This week we are excited to welcome back five more farmers, some that we haven’t seen since November! Ambercott Acres, Earth Apple Farm, Jobst-Hof Orchard, Organic Farm Connection and Sole Food Street Farms will all be seen this week and we’re excited to see what’s in tow.

Member Appreciation Day

This Saturday is Member Appreciation Day! If you’re a market member don’t forget to show your favourite vendor your member card and take advantage of some great savings! If you’re not a member but love the markets, consider signing up at the market information tent or online. Not only do you save on the $2 market money transaction fee, you’ll see lots of savings at your favourite vendors on member days. More details here.

Some of the savings you’ll see on Saturday:

  • A Bread Affair – $1 Organic Baguettes
  • Aji Gourmet Products – Any 3 bottles for $25
  • Aussie Pie Guy – FREE Anzac Cookie with Purchase of Any Hot Pie or a box of frozen
  • Beckmann Berry Farm – buy one 4lb bag of blueberries and get $4 on the second 4lb bag of blueberries
  • Coconama Chocolates – $1 Off Cups of Chocolate, any flavor, $4/ea (reg. $5)
  • Earlco Wines Ltd. – $1 off any bottle
  • Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Ltd. – Buy 2 bags of cheese curds for $9.00 (reg 5/ea)
  • Great Himalaya Foods – Any 2 Bags of Tsampa, $16 (reg $9/ea)
  • Jennifer’s Jiffies – Crazy Seedy Cracker Mixes $6.50/cone
  • Kics Lemonade – FREE hot lemonade
  • Klippers Organics – $1.00 off all bags of dried apricots & plums
  • Le Meadow’s Pantry – $1 Off Jars of Cherry and Chaga Chai Tea Jam
  • Original Mexican Foods –$1 Off new products, Cajeta Meringues & Mexican Flan
  • Ostro Organics – Fresh Organic Sunflower Seed Oil 250ml $25 (Reg. $30)
  • Rockweld Farms – Buy 1 pkg of Ground Chicken Breast, get the second half price! (of equal or lesser value
  • Scentimental Creations – FREE bar of chocolate OR Coffee soap with any purchase of $25.00 or more!
  • Stapleton’s Sausage – 10% Off Chipotle Cheddar, Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Tandoori Chicken.
  • Sweet Thea Cakes – 10% Off all baking!
  • Take A Fancy Chocolates & Sweets – $1.00 off boxes of 6 coconut gooey pecans (reg price $14.50)
  • Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative – $12 lb bags of Pea Shoots (save $3!

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Last chance! Food Truck Feb at Nat Bailey

Food Truck February continues for its fourth week of tasty eats with zero waste! This week is your last chance to get your very own limited edition VFM cozy and 16oz wide-mouth mason jar for our discounted $5 festival price… make sure you get yours this weekend! #FoodTruckFeb runs at both Nat Bailey and Hastings Park!

This week’s #MarketJar menu

  • Melt City Grilled Cheese: Soup & Grilled Cheese-on-a-stick
  • JJ’s Trucketeria: JJ’s Salad
  • Le Tigre: CRACK on Rice
  • The Schnitzel Shack: Lazy-Man Cabbage Rolls
  • Aussie Pie Guy: Mini Anza Cookies
  • The Kaboom Box: Veggie Poutine
  • Super Thai Food:
  • Yolk’s Breakfast: Yogurt Granola Parfait
  • Chilitank.com: Beef and/or Veggie Chili
  • West Best Coffee Roasters: Maples Syrup Latte
  • The Bean Buggy: Mexican Hot Chocolate

Don’t forget to take a picture of your #MarketJar, post it on Instagram, tag @vanmarkets and you’ll be entered to win a farmers market #ZeroWaste survival kit!

Find the full vendor list here

Donation Station

Share a little food with your neighbours in need! Little Mountain Food Network will be at Nat Bailey every 2nd and 4th Saturday until the end of April. More details here

(also, not sure if you’ve noticed, but spring is coming to the farmers markets…. we’re welcoming back Good Time Farming, Bryan and Agnes Specialty Daffodils AND have added Golden Ears Cheesecrafters every single week!)

See you at the market!


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Food Truck February – Week 2!

Food Truck February continues for its second week of tasty eats wtih zero waste! We’ve got 16oz wide-mouth mason jars and some fun (& practical!) limited edition VFM cozies to fill up at a food truck of your choice! Pick up your jar and cozy for only $5 and fill it with the #MarketJar item that gets those taste buds moving!

#MarketJar Items

We saw some really tasty and creative #MarketJar items last week and are excited to for the second week ahead! Here’s a few #MarketJar items you can expect to see this Saturday at Nat Bailey:

  • Melt City Grilled Cheese: This grilled cheese will be served up on stick with a delicious soup to be dipped in!
  • Soho Road Naan Kebab: The team at Soho Road have launched a second truck called the Tiffin Walla that fits well with reducing packaging waste at food trucks by serving up lunch in reusable tiffins! They’ve got lots of vegan and gluten free options but make sure you try their spicy channa masala!
  • West Best Coffee Roasters: Warm up at the market by stopping by West Best Coffee and fill up your #MarketJar with their featured Maple Syrup Latte.
  • Yolk’s Breakfast: Featuring a yogurt parfait with layers of house-made granola, yogurt and fruit compote!

Don’t forget to take a picture of your #MarketJar, post it on Instagram, tag @vanmarkets and you’ll be entered to win a farmers market #ZeroWaste survival kit!

Find the full vendor list here

Pickling, Fermenting, Dehydrating & Smoking Demos

The canning pro’s at Wells Can are onsite all month to talk home food preservation! This weeks focus is on Pickling, Fermenting, Dehydrating & Smoking. Stop by and talk to these folks about recipes, kombucha, sauerkraut, and much more! They’ll also be doing –

  • On-Site Calibration & Repair: Pressure Canners & Can Sealers
  • Make your own Tin Can Coin Bank

Donation Station

The Donation Station returns at the Nat Bailey Winter Market for its second week! We’ve partnered with the Little Mountain Riley Park Neighbourhood Food Network to get fresh food to neighbours in need! For more details including benefiting programs and accepted items click here.

See you at the market!


 

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