Market News

What's Fresh at Nat Bailey - Jan 14

What’s in Season

Produce: apples, acorn squash, asian pears, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chanterelles, chard, collards, delicata squash, daikon, endive, garlic, kale, kiwi, leeks, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, quince, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, sunchokes, turnips, winter squash

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs

Other: Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves


Hastings Park Pop-Up Market

Did you check out our Hasting Park Pop-Up Market last week? We invited some Hastings Park vendors to give you a taste of the Hastings Park Farmers Market. Find tasty items like vegan and gluten-free baking, fresh tempeh, authentic Mexican tortillas (make sure to get a sample!!), organic oats, fire-roasted hot sauces and more! Check it out and let us know what you think! Who should we invite back? Vote for your favourite vendors at the Info tent!

Click here to learn more about the pop-up market

Click here for this weeks Nat Bailey vendor list

Donation Station

We’re excited to partner with Farm to School BC to collect donations of cash or produce for select school recipients. Farm to School programs bring healthy, local and sustainable food into schools and provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that foster food literacy, all while strengthening the local food system and enhancing school and community connectedness.

This week’s recipient is the Intergenerational Landed Learning Project at UBC Farm who will be collecting donations for their “Local Eating through the Winter” farm visits. Stop by their stall to learn more about the important work they are doing for our regional food system through education and research.

Mark your Calendar:

CSA Fair – Next week, January 21 & 22, we’re featuring vendors who offer Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) programs during the growing season. This is a great opportunity to catalyze on your resolution to eat more healthfully this year and develop a closer connection with a local farm! Check this list for updated program information.

 

Food Truck February – tell all your friends! We’re hosting Food Truck February again and are putting food trucks up to a local food global flavour challenge that includes a passport & golden ticket! More details to come…


Hastings Park Winter Market

Have you heard about the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market? Did you know it’s every Sunday until the end of April? With lots of FREE parking and more vendors than ever before? If you miss Nat Bailey, be sure to head to the east side to pick up your weekly groceries! *Details here*


Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturdays, 10am-2pm 

Click here for more Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market Information


What's Fresh at Hastings Park - Jan 15

What’s in Season

acorn squash, apples, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, delicata squash, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, kabocha squash, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, potatoes, radishes, red kuri squash, rutabaga, savoy cabbage, shallots, spaghetti squash, spinach, sprouts,  turnips, walnuts

Featured Vendors

Find vendors available *exclusively* at Hastings Park each and every week

Alice Savage | El Coroto Latin Kitchen | Kiki’s Kitchen  | The Lemon Square | Fruit Guy Farms

Upcoming Events

CSA Share FairJanuary 22 – Community Supported Agriculture or “CSA” programs are prepaid subscriptions to a farm’s produce for the season.  Most CSAs give shareholders a weekly supply of veggies, herbs, fruits and sometimes even eggs and meat. You know it’s fresh and you get to meet the farm and people who grew your food! The prepaid CSA arrangements also makes it a source of financial security for the farmer. Some CSAs also incorporate farm workdays for shareholders. Join us on January 22nd to learn more from farmers about what their CSAs have to offer!

Don’t Miss

Check out the Evo Car Share booth this Sunday and take advantage of their great sign up promo for market shoppers – free membership + 30 mins driving!

Hastings Park Shoppers Card

Are you a regular Hastings Park shopper? Pickup your Hastings Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

It’s free to join, just sign up for our weekly newsletter!

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Hastings Park only.

Help Spread the Word!

Love the market? Tell your friends and family about Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market to help this new market grow. Share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

Be a Market Champion! Get a Hastings Park lawn sign and let your neighbours know where to find the freshest in local produce, all within a few minutes of their home. Pickup your lawn sign at the Info Booth this week!

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Hastings Park vendors here.

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here


What's Fresh at Nat Bailey - Jan 7

What’s in Season

Produce: apples, acorn squash, asian pears, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chanterelles, chard, collards, delicata squash, daikon, endive, garlic, kale, kiwi, leeks, mushrooms, napa cabbage, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, quince, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, sunchokes, turnips, winter squash

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs

Other: Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

Hastings Park Pop-Up

We’ve invited some Hastings Park vendors to join us in January at Nat Bailey to give you a taste of all the exciting vendors that can be found at Hastings Park Farmers Market. They’re bringing exciting new products like vegan and gluten-free baking, fresh tempeh, bone broth, authentic Mexican tortillas, organic oats, fire-roasted hot sauces and more! Let us know what you think! More details here

Member Appreciation Day

It’s the first market of the month and VFM members will enjoy free market money transactions and discounts at over 15 different vendors around the market – keep an eye out for member special signs at vendor stalls and save! Learn more about our membership program and how you can support our non-profit organization online or at the market information booth. Start your year off right by supporting the non-profit that feeds you!

Recycle your Christmas Tree

A by-donation event to benefit the Riley Park Community Garden (30th/ Ontario), our neighbours across the street! 

Drop your tree in the designated area in the overflow lot at Nat Bailey Stadium then shop at the market! Please follow the traffic pattern change entering off Midlothian.

Don’t Miss:

Check out the Evo Car Share booth this Saturday and take advantage of their great sign up promo for market shoppers – free membership + 30 mins driving!

CSA Fair – On January 21 & 22, we’re featuring vendors who offer Community Shared Agriculture programs during the growing season. This is a great opportunity to catalyze on your resolution to eat more healthfully this year and develop a closer connection with a local farm! Check this list for updated program information.

Food Truck Fest – tell all your friends! We’re hosting Food Truck February again and are putting food trucks up to a global flavour challenge and it includes a passport! More details to come…

Hastings Park Winter Market

Have you heard about the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market? Did you know it’s every Sunday until the end of April? With lots of FREE parking and more vendors than ever before? If you miss Nat Bailey, be sure to head to the east side to pick up your weekly groceries! *Details here*

Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturdays, 10am-2pm 

Click here for more Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market Information


What's Fresh at Hastings Park - Jan 8

We’re OPEN

Happy New Year! We’re open this Sunday, January 8 with our regular hours from 10am-2pm every Sunday until April 30th. See you there!

What’s in Season

acorn squash, apples, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celery, celeriac,  chard, collard greens, corn, dandelion greens, delicata squash, escarole, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, oats, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, pumpkin,  radishes, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, spinach, sprouts, sunchokes, turnips, walnuts, watercress, winter squash, zucchini

Membership Appreciation Day

It’s the first day of the month and we’re rewarding our VFM members* with lots of great deals! Enjoy free market money transactions and membership specials from these vendors:

  • A Bread Affair – $1 off baguettes
  • Cedar Isle Farm – $ 1 off organic, cold-rolled oats (650g bag) or wheat/rye/barley whole grain flour (750g bag)
  • Green Coast Craft Coffee -20% off bags of whole bean coffee + a free brewed coffee with any bag purchase
  • Ildiko Jewelry – 10% off all jewelry purchases
  • SPARK Kombucha – $1 off litre fills of kombucha
  • Sweet Thea – $1 off bags of four granola bars – valid all month!
  • Tempea Natural Foods – handmade tempeh $4.50 for 200g & $6 for 300g

*please note the Hastings Park Shopper Card is not a VFM Member Card. For more information on our membership program, please visit click HERE.

Market News

Over the holidays, Julia Smith from Urban Digs was injured by one of their boars at the farm. We’re told that her recovery is going slow but steady. Due to the injury, Urban Digs will unfortunately have to cancel their January Hastings Park dates with hopes to be back at the market in February. Urban Digs shoppers can order online or pickup from our Saturday Nat Bailey market. Wishing Julia a speedy recovery!

Hastings Park Shoppers Card

Are you a regular Hastings Park shopper? Pickup your Hastings Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

It’s free to join, just sign up for our weekly newsletter!

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Hastings Park only.

Help Spread the Word!

Love the market? Tell your friends and family about Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market to help this new market grow. Share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

Be a Market Champion! Get a Hastings Park lawn sign and let your neighbours know where to find the freshest in local produce, all within a few minutes of their home. Pickup your lawn sign at the Info Booth this week!

Reminder: find FREE parking at Gate 2 off Renfrew, even if there is another event with paid parking on the same day.


Get a complete list of this week’s Hastings Park vendors here

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here


Nat Bailey - CLOSED Dec 24th & 31st

Our 2016 markets are all wrapped up and we’re taking a break for the holidays! We will be closed December 24th & 31st and will reopen January 7th.

Happy Holidays!


Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturday, January 7th from 10am-2pm 

Click here for more Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market Information