Market News

What's Fresh at Mt Pleasant Market-Aug 7th


Apples, beets, basil, beans, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, bok choy, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cherries, corn, cucumber, currants, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green onions, head lettuce, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, mushrooms, mustards, potatoes, peaches, peas, plums, radishesraspberries, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini


It’s Member Appreciation Day! Membership has plenty of juicy market benefits, including Member Only Specials from our vendors and community partners, free Market Money transactions in the first week of every month,  Market Merch for Beefsteak and Brandywine Members, and much more!

Our members help support our 6 weekly summer markets and 2 weekly winter markets, without them the markets wouldn’t be possible. Not a member yet? Learn more here or ask at our Info Booth!

This Sundays Member Specials include:

Take a Fancy Chocolates $1 off Fleur de Sel Caramels

Urban Digs Farm buy one get one 20% all Bison Products

Tien Eamas Spells and Jewels all items tax-free

Mixers and Elixirs $2 off regular 12oz bottle of shrubs

A Meadows Pantry $1 off rhubard jam

Coast Mushrooms 10% off oyster mushrooms

Lita’s Mexican Foods $1 off each pack of tortillas

Rai Produce case of free stone peaches $35 ,nectarines $40

Hello Coffee members get 15% your beverages EVERY market

Be sure to bring your Membership card! 🙂


Help us spread the word about your market… ask for a poster for your building or business or leaflets to hand out. Sign out a Mt Pleasant Market lawn sign and tell you neighbours about this great market!

Share your market finds @vanmarkets  #mountpleasantFM and follow Mt Pleasant Market on facebook!

See you Sunday!!



Mount Pleasant Market-Aug 9th

Check out these vendors:

*Little Home Cook-new to Mount Pleasant Market this week! Petit Cakes with combinations like Berries /Citrus Glazed,  Lemon/Almond/Poppy Seed,Lavender/ Earl Grey…yum!

*Rehoboth Farms is back with eggs and this week they are bringing sausages.

*Fruit-wise Beckman Berry Farms has strawberries still (!) and Rai Produce has sweet grapes and plums (ask for his mixed basket of fruit-it’s a great deal!)

Edible Scavenger Hunt!



This summer market sponsor Salt Spring Coffee is offering you the chance to get up close and personal with local farmers, the tasty stuff they grow and be rewarded with great prizes too!

Pick up your postcard at the info booth, then let us know how you did by dropping off the postcard at any of our farmers markets,  and by sharing your favourite Scavenger Hunt pictures and posts online with the hashtag #fairtofarmer. Get all the details here !

See you Sunday! 🙂







Kitsilano May 17th - at our new TEMPORARY location!

We’ve moved – just for a bit!

Thanks to all our shoppers and vendors who came out to celebrate our 20th anniversary opening day at our Kitsilano market, temporarily at Riley Park!

Help us by continuing to spread the word – the Park Board is currently repaving the parking lot at 10th and Larch that usually hosts us. The Kits market will temporarily relocate to Riley Park, at the southeast corner of 30th Avenue and Ontario Street, from May 10th – June 7th. The market will run on the same day (Sundays), same time (10am – 2pm), and have all the same vendors you know and love at Kitsilano! We will resume operations at the regular Kits site on June 14th, pending no delays in construction.

We thank our shoppers, vendors, and community partners for their patience in the interim, and we look forward to being back at the Kitsilano Community Centre very soon!


Modo_logo_redMarket sponsors and Vancouver’s premier carshare, Modo the Car Coop, will be onsite on Sunday, spreading the joys of car-sharing. Stop by their tent to play a fun game or two, win driving time and grab a ride share with your groceries. Volunteers will be offering shoppers FREE rides home from the market – find them near the north entrance to the market.

Food Scraps!

The Food Scraps Drop Spot returns to Kits this year so bring your scraps down to the market to be composted.

food_scrap_iconAt the Vancouver Farmers Markets, Food Scraps Drop Spots exist through a collaborative model. Vancouver Farmers Markets donates space, equipment and organizing power, Recycling Alternative offers discounted hauling service & website hosting and community droppers give $2 per drop to cover the discounted hauling fee.

Save the Drop Spot!

In order to keep the Farmers Market Drop Spots open in the summer, we need to collect $100/market to cover hauling fees (we’ve only been receiving $35). The Drop Spot is open every Sunday, 10am – 2pm.

  • Are you a dropper? Donate at least $2 every time you drop.
  • Not a dropper? Donate to keep the program going
  • Want to volunteer? We’re always looking for enthusiastic people to share the Drop Spot love. Sign up to volunteer today!

See you at the market!

For a complete weekly vendor schedule, check out our Interactive Market Map.


Kits Market Sponsor: ElectroRecycle

ElectroRecycleAt VFM, we truly relish the opportunity to join forces with community partners that bring amazing value-added services to our shoppers on top of their generous sponsorship support. For this reason, we’re thrilled to announce that ElectroRecycle, BC’s only small appliance and power tool recycling program, will be sponsoring Kitsilano Market for the 2015 season!

Once a month, Kits market shoppers are invited to bring their old, broken, or unwanted electronics to the ElectroRecycle depot inside the market for FREE recycling! Over 300 products are accepted by ElectroRecycle so take advantage of Kitsilano’s only recycling drop spot and bring your e-waste to the market on the following dates: June 21, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 20, Oct 18, and Oct 25



Market Sponsor: Yinstill Reproductive Wellness


This autumn at the Mt. Pleasant Market, shoppers will have the opportunity to watch live acupuncture demos and consult with Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yinstill Reproductive Wellness. As our 2014-15 Winter Market Sponsor, we’re excited to introduce the experienced team at Yinstill and their in-depth knowledge of health, nutrition, and lifestyle to the VFM community.

Catch Yinstill in their booth at Mt. Pleasant on the following dates: Aug 31, Sept 21, and Oct 12. They will also be onsite at the Winter Market on the first Saturday of the month from November – April: Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4.

yinstill_250Providing hope, tools, and resources for women and couples on their journey toward their dream of completing their family.  Yinstill is British Columbia’s premier traditional Chinese reproductive medicine clinic specializing in natural integrated treatment and support for infertility (men and women), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and pregnancy. We understand how difficult infertility can be.  It is our goal to help put our clients back in control of their lives, and work with them to determine their unique needs so we can offer the support and treatment options necessary to get pregnant and create a happy healthy family.

The heart of the social mission at Yinstill is a clean environment and clean food for our families and communities. Partnering with the Vancouver’s Farmers Markets is in true alignment with the core of Yinstill’s values. We counsel each client at length about the health benefits of eating the right foods and the importance of avoiding toxins in our environments such as pesticides so commonly used on commercially produced food.

Yinstill wants to give sincere gratitude for the local farmers and Vancouver markets for creating such great accessibility to amazing local foods and products! So glad to be a part of this movement.


Interested in becoming a VFM Sponsor? For more info, email Jen Candela at