Get your share of farm-fresh goodness at CSA Day

  In recent years, Community Supported Agriculture share programs (CSAs) have become a popular way for locavores to get a steady supply of seasonal fruits and veggies from nearby farms and producers. The premise of a CSA is simple: members pay in advance of the growing season for a share of a producer’s harvest, providing […]

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January Boot Camp update

  We’re nearing the halfway mark in our January New Vendor Boot Camp and for those of you keeping track, it’s time to check in with our contestants… This year’s vendor hopefuls have really brought their A-game and the pursuit to come out on top and secure dates at the 2019 Trout Lake season has never […]

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Gifts to Get: Week 3

  This is the 3rd and final instalment of our Gifts to Get at the Winter Markets Guide, and the last week to stock up on local holiday food and drink before we close for the year (don’t worry, we return January 5 & 6). Read on to discover this week’s top holidays picks…   […]

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Fall Vendor Update: cheese, mead, & sweet treats at Hastings Park

  We’re not sure if it’s the idyllic, tree-lined location or the exciting roster of new vendors on board this season, but we can’t wait for the 3rd season of our Hastings Park Winter Market to open on November 5th. Along with weekly appearances from popular farm vendors like Klippers Organics, Stein Mt. Farm, Golden West, Crisp […]

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Q & A with Ice Cap Organics

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In Season: berries, berries, berries

It’s high season for berries at the markets right now, and we know you’re all hard at work jamming, baking, and preserving them at their peak. Our vendors are busy too – not only the farmers, but our artisanal food producers who are using seasonal berries in a number of amazing food items in celebration […]

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Q & A with Jasbir of Mandair Farms

Jasbir Mandair has been coming to VFM markets since early 2016, and currently sells her berries, mixed vegetables, and hot pakoras at Riley Park, Trout Lake, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant, and Main St. Station Markets. She has been growing commercially in British Columbia since 1983, but her farming roots go much deeper to a childhood spent on her family’s […]

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