Market News

Last Chance for Food Truck Feb at Hastings Park!

It’s never too early to start thinking about lunch, even when it’s days away. Bring your #MarketJar and judge which truck created the best menu item at the festival. Cast your vote in the big yellow box found at the Food Truck Festival Info Tent, it’s your last chance!

Here’s the truck lineup this weekend:

Feastro – The Rolling Bistro
The Kaboom Box
Slavic Rolls
Old Country Pierogi
The Schnitzel Shack
Aussie Pie Guy

The trucks aren’t the only ones eligible to win…you can win too!! Tag your market jar @vanmarkets #MarketJar #ZeroWaste #FoodTruckFeb on Instagram and be entered to win a Zero Waste Survival Kit!

What’s at the Market

Cedar Isle Farm
Cedar Isle Farm is Vancouver Farmers Market’s only certified organic grain vendors, bringing oats, wheat and rye to Hastings Park since November and Nat Bailey in January and February. If you haven’t tried them yet, hurry down to Hastings Park this weekend because it’s their last market date of the season! If you fall in love with their grains, sign up their CSA on Sunday – more info here.

Original Mexican Gourmet
In addition to their deliciously rich cajetas (Mexican style chocolates made with goats milk,) OMG Original Mexican Gourmet is excited to introduce 3 new products to the winter markets: Cajeta Meringues, Flan and Jalapeños in Escabeche. These gluten and dairy free treats are handcrafted in Vancouver using natural ingredients – give them a try this Sunday at Hastings Park and tell Rossana what you think!

Healthy Habits Food Swap

It’s time for another food swap and this time we’re turning over a new leaf and focusing on healthy habits for the new year!  We’re encouraging all swappers to bring something with healthy twist – be it a nutty home-made granola or a batch of low sugar jam.  Think about your favourite healthy treats and staples or try something new – now’s the time!   New and returning swappers welcome! Spots are filling up quick and only RSVP’d swappers may participate so click HERE to RSVP!

Important Dates

  • FREE Evo membership – March 13, March 20: signup for a free Evo membership ($35 value) and 30 minutes of free minutes at the market. Evo’s car share program offers tons of user friendly features, including seats for five, back seats that fold down completely, bike and snowboard attachments and easy pickup/drop off using your membership card or your smart phone.
  • Bike Registration – March 20: Hastings Park Sunrise Community Police is coming to the market and encouraging shoppers to register their bikes on their app to prevent bike theft and retrieve bikes that have been stolen.

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Get involved by volunteering at the markets! We are looking for Market Hosts at Hastings Park – for more information, please visit our website here or email volunteers@eatlocal.org.

See you at the market!


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