VFM20: Poplar Grove Arbour

  Until this spring, when Peter & Elizabeth Andres of Poplar Grove Arbour declared retirement from the hazelnut trade due to the Eastern Filbert Blight, they had sold organic hazelnuts at the markets since 1997. “I think our first day was… Thanksgiving weekend. We had no signs, no tent etc., ” said Peter, whose hazelnut farm […]

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Kitsilano – July 5

Member Appreciation Week! Take advantage of all the member perks this week at Kits. Members save the $2 Market Money transaction fee and get great discounts at some of our super star vendors! Here’s a list of deals you can expect this weekend: Coconama Chocolates – $1 off 10 piece Chocolate Cup Estevan Tuna – […]

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Birthday Love for Members

The List:  This Week’s Member Specials           July is our official birthday month, and we’re starting the party off right with some VFM Member love, starting this Thursday at Yaletown Market! It was 20 years ago on July 29, 1995 that we opened the first East Van Market to 500 eager […]

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Kitsilano – June 28

                  We <3 Veggies in All Shapes and Sizes Last week, Applebarn Pumpkin Farm was selling “ugly veggies” at a very delicious price. These veggies may not be the prettiest of the bunch, but they’re equally as tasty as their perfectly shaped counterparts! By selling this misshaped […]

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Mount Pleasant – June 21st

  Many NEW vendors at the market this Sunday! Looking for non-dairy treats?  Nuez Beverage for your coffee stop and non-dairy milks, Graze Vegetarian cheeses, and Nice Vice Creamery has yummy plant-based ice cream! Pete’s Pies makes British inspired, locally sourced, savoury pies and pastries. Available hot ready to eat or frozen to take home. Be sure to bring your Dickie’s […]

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Kitsilano – June 21

We’re Back! We were happy to return last week to our regular home at the Kitsilano Community Centre. Thanks to everyone who supported us during our transition and move back. We’ll be bringing all your favourite vendors every Sunday until October 25th! Who’s at the Market Berries, berries, berries! It’s definitely berry season at all […]

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VFM20: Albert’s Herbs & Nursery

  A full decade before the trend of urban farming brought hyper-local product to VFM markets, Albert Balabanov of Albert’s Herbs & Nursery was quietly farming his one acre plot in Burnaby, BC. “It was a point of pride to be the closest farm of all farmers at Trout Lake,” said Albert, who grows a […]

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This Week is for Members!

  It’s Member Week at the Markets! Check out the Member Special Hot Sheet here. Haven’t signed up for Market Membership during our 20th Anniversary Membership Drive yet? This would be a great week to do it. Not only would you provide generous support and resources to VFM, the non-profit organization that brings you fun […]

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