Baby Cucumber & Arugula Pesto Salad

  This salad recipe comes from Chef Bonnie Friesen for Taves Family Farms in Abbotsford, and includes a number of seasonal ingredients available at the markets right now! Find baby cukes from Taves, a.k.a The Applebarn, walnuts from Klippers Organics, arugula from Crisp Organics, Cropthorne Farm or Earth Apple Organics, and feta cheese from Golden […]

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Roman-style Broccoli Pizza with Pasta Boy Peter

  Ciao Bellos & Bellas! I’m honoured to be contributing a recipe to Van Markets where I used to sell my Pasta and where I met so many future students of my Italian Cooking Classes at Pasta Boy Peter. It is that time of year where the Brassicas are coming to the markets. I love […]

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Q & A with Hastings Park Egg Farmers

Ossome Acres, Chilliwack A fifth generation farm in Chilliwack, Ossome Acres has been farmed by Aaron and Noella Oss for the last 8 years. Along with their fresh, organic produce, Aaron and Noella have recently increased their flock of laying hens to produce enough high-quality certified organic free-range eggs to sell at the market. Shoppers can find them […]

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Recipe: Pink Devilled Eggs

Pick up a dozen of cage-free eggs on Sunday, April 1st at our Spring Eggstravaganza at the Hastings Park Farmers Market and add a pop of colour to your spring celebrations with this week’s recipe from Just Giulia (Chef Giulia of Lombardo’s Pizzeria) for Pink Devilled Eggs! Giulia uses beets to colour these delicious canapés, perfect for a Sunday brunch. Check […]

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Spring Eggstravaganza at Hastings Park

  We’re hosting an egg-stra special market on Sunday, April 1st at Hastings Park! Meet a chicken, learn about egg-laying hens and dye eggs naturally. Activity Line-Up Egg Display: Learn about the breeds of hens that lay brown, white, spotted and blue eggs Egg Recipes: Try out a new egg recipe with local, cage free […]

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Hastings Park Shopper Spotlight

Jeri and Deb are longtime, dedicated fans of our Sunday winter market at Hastings Park. They shop weekly at the market and spread their love amongst a variety of farms and producers – find out their top picks from their market below in our Q & A! Q: How long have you been shopping at […]

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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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Last Market of the Season at Hastings Park!

Hastings Park Winter Market runs every Sunday, 10am-2pm until April 30 Farm Glen Valley Farm: asparagus, nettles, radishes, vegetable starts Ossome Acres: Certified Organic pea sprouts, sunflower sprouts, eggs, nettles, walnuts, beets, carrots, dandelion greens, palettes, cabbage tops VFM Direct*: eggplant, parsnips, potatoes, microgreens, dried wild mushrooms, white onions, apple juice, kale, hop shoots, collard tips, kale buds, asparagus, rhubarb, frozen […]

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