Quick Pickled Cucamelons

Quick Pickled Cucamelons by: Angie Quaale Makes 4 cups Ingredients: 1 1⁄2 cups white vinegar 1⁄4 cup sugar 1 tsp coarse salt 1 clove garlic, sliced 2 Tbsp chopped dill 1 Tbsp chopped mint 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp yellow mustard seeds 1 1⁄2 cups cucamelons Directions: 1. In a medium-size saucepan over medium-high […]

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It’s Member Week!

  It’s Member Week at Vancouver Farmers Markets between July 1 – 7, and our vendors have a host of savings in store for our Market Members! Highlights include $5 off bottles of Old Order Distilling’s Heritage Vodka, $6 off BC Wine Studio’s Sirens Call Harmonious, $1 off any Hearth Bread from Sweet Thea Cakes, […]

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šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn square

  The home of our Thursday Downtown Farmers Market has a new name! On June 18, 2018 the City of Vancouver, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ(Tsleil-Waututh) announced šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn as the new name for Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. Meaning “a place one is invited to” in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, the language of Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh and “a place one is invited to celebrate” in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, the language of […]

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Strawberry Risotto with VOLPE Artisan Baker

  There’s something particular to a locally-grown strawberry that makes all other versions (talking to you, California) pale in comparison. Like a fine wine, you can taste the spirit of a place in a strawberry, not to mention the weather and soil that produced it. Our opportunity to enjoy this simple pleasure is rapidly disappearing […]

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Downtown magnet contest

Look out for VFM’s colourful fridge magnets adorning lamp posts, doorways, and newspaper boxes downtown in June – they’re good for a $5 Market Money token at our Thursday Downtown Farmers Market. The magnet, designed by local illustrator Holly Cruise, can be traded in for a wooden token worth $5 in market product during the entire month of […]

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Butter Braised Radishes

  Long known for their nutritional and detoxifying properties, radishes can still be a tough sell for many people. Their pungent and peppery flavour and distinctive crunch make them a favourite for some and a no go for others. The following recipe for Butter Braised Radishes, taken from the cookbook Eating Local in the Fraser Valley […]

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Main St. Station turns 10!

  It’s hard to believe that 10 years ago this June, we moved our Wednesday market at Riley Park to 1100 Station Street at the busy commuter intersection of Main & Terminal. Now a well established favourite of VFM shoppers (and a great place to top up on local food during the week), Main St. Station […]

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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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