Market News

Trout Lake - Oct 4

We’re nearing the end of Trout Lake; three more weeks until closing day on October 18. Fall is ripe with harvest-y goodness, though, so make sure to make the most of these three weeks before they’re gone!

Member Specials this week:

  • Chilitank – Frozen Chili Special – 1 for $10, 2 for $19, or 3 for $25
  • Culver City Salads – Free cookie with purchase of any meal
  • Cranberry Meadows – .50 cents off Small Basket, and $1 off Large Basket of Cranberries
  • Estevan Tuna – $1 off any vacuum packed Tuna, any flavour
  • Fresh Off the Boat Seafoods – 10% off Sashimi Grade Salmon from this Summer’s huge Salmon Run!
  • Frostbites – .50 cents off Any Cordial
  • Ildiko Jewelery – $5 off Any Pair of Earrings
  • Jennifer’s Jiffies – Any Grain Salad Mix for $6
  • Sleeping Mtn. Organic Farms – .50 cents off per lb. when you reserve your Thanksgiving turkey this weekend

Fall Fair at Mt Pleasant – Oct 5: Celebrate the best of fall produce, food trucks, yummy treats and more! Applebarn Pumpkin Farm is making a rare fall appearance with a giant pumpkin crate and many vendors are offering extra specials! We’ll have bean bag toss & pumpkin painting. If you bring a garden veggie or carved pumpkin for display, we’ll even give you $2 off a hot apple cider or pumpkin spice latte!

Other dates to keep in mind:

See you at the markets!

Yaletown - October 2 Last Day!!

Its the last Yaletown market of the season – can you believe it!? Summer has flown by and we are already heading into the winter season. We’ve got two winter markets for you this year: Hastings Park Winter Market at the PNE starting this Sunday, October 5 and the Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium starting November 1.

We’re celebrating our last market with Member Appreciation Day (MAD)! Don’t forget to bring your membership card! Not a member yet? Stop by our red Info Booth in the Bill Curtis Square to learn about all the benefits and to sign up – it’s quick and easy! Or you can sign up online! Don’t forget to ask your favourite vendors what their member specials are! Here are just a few of the specials you can look forward to:

  • Beyond Bread – $2 off Any Loaf of Bread
  • Blue Comet Seafood – 10% off Ocean Caught-Frozen at Sea Sockeye Salmon fillets and Whole Fish
  • Cranberry Meadows – .50 cents off Small Basket, and $1 off Large Basket of Cranberries
  • Cropthorne Farm – $1.50/lb (reg. $2) for Organic Winter Squash
  • Frostbites – .50 cents off Any Cordial
  • Ildiko Jewelry – $5 off Any Pair of Earrings
  • The Jam Ladies – $1 off 2nd jar of Jam, Marmalade, or Hot Pepper Jelly

RIPE 2014 is less than a month away!

Sunday, October 19 – Roundhouse Community Centre

RIPE is VFM’s annual dinner fundraiser, a true celebration of the harvest that showcases the best of our producers paired with Vancouver’s top farm-to-table restaurants. We are thrilled to announce the 2014 roster to date, which includes Edible Canada, Vij’s Rangoli, Graze, and Forage, along with signature cocktails by VFM vendors Long Table Distillery and Odd Society Spirits, a special RIPE cask from R & B Brewery, and Okanagan wines from BC Wine Studio. Tickets are available online!

Last week of Surveys!

We’re asking our shoppers to share a little about who they are, what they care about, and how we can make the farmers markets better. Stop by our  final dot survey this week and put in your two cents!

See you at the market!

Main St. Station - Last Day in 2014!

Join us on Wednesday October 1st for the last Main St. Station Farmers Market in 2014, from 3-7pm in Thornton Park!

October 1st is Member Appreciation Day (MAD) at Main St.!

Check your favorite Vendors for special offers. Are you in need of a membership toVancouver Farmers Market? Stop by the Info Booth on Wednesday and ask our charming crew about the benefits of being a member, or click here!

This week you can expect the best fall flavours! Look for squash, pumpkin, leeks, mushrooms, onions, shallots, garlic, potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, beets, carrots, celery, celeriac, eggplant, peppers, greens, pears, and apples as well as many of your summer favorites from BC’s most awesome growers.

Don’t miss the line caught Ocean Wise seafood, SPCA certified poultry, free-range eggs, organic baking, sweet preserves, artisanal cheese, sprouts, honey, fresh herbs, flowers arranged for you on site, crafts, jewelry, and the food trucks serving your favorite sausages, tacos and burritos.

Hastings Park Winter Market at the PNE

This will be the last Main St. Station Farmers Market in Thornton Park in 2014, but have no fear, East Van will have a winter market for your epicurean adventures. The Hastings Park Winter Market at the PNE starts on October 5th and runs until November 30th on Sundays from 10-2pm!

RIPE 2014 is on the way!

RIPE 2014 is Vancouver Farmers Markets annual dinner celebration, showcasing Vancouver’s top culinary talent, paired with the best of VFM producers. Appetizers and a sit down feast of market-fare will take place at the elegant Roundhouse Exhibition Hall on Sunday, October 19th from 4-8pm. RIPE 2014 will feature signature cocktails, micro-brews, BC wines, live entertainment and a silent auction. Get your tickets online here!

Japanese Food as Medicine

Naturopathic Physician Dr. Carmen Tanaka will be back at Main St. this week. Stop by Dr. Tanaka’s booth to learn more about Japanese food as medicine, and be inspired to incorporate local market vegetables into your healthy diet!

See you at the market on Wednesday!

Mount Pleasant Market-Sept 28th


At your market this week:

*Wild Foraged is back this week with a great assortment of locally foraged of wild mushrooms and edible plants

*Delicious treats can be found at 1Up Caramels, Nice Pops and Sweet Thea Cakes(their cookies and pies go fast, so get there early!)

*Eli’s Serious Sausage, Disco Cheetah and West Best Coffee for your in-market snacking!


New Winter Market! We’re bringing our newest market to the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood!

On Sundays from October 5th – November 30th you’ll find the freshest and tastiest of what’s made, baked, and grown in BC.
Local produce, meat & fish, cheese & milk, bread & treats, gluten-free baking, sauerkraut & preserves, soaps & jewellery, food trucks, and lots more are in the line-up every week! Find out more here!

Survey September: For the month of September we’re asking our shoppers to share a little about who they are, what they care about, and how we can make the farmers markets better. Stop by our survey set-up every week and put in your two cents!

fall fair

Mount Pleasant Fall Fair is Oct 5th: Celebrate the best of fall produce, yummy treats, games and more! Be sure to mark on your calendars!

See you Sunday!


Community Seed Cleaning Demonstration

with Mojave Kaplan, Seed Warrioress

Not sure if you know of Mojave Kaplan from Planting Seeds Project, but she’s pretty inspiring and one of the few seed savers left in BC. She’s going to be doing a Community Seed Cleaning Demonstration from 10-2 with ongoing demonstrations and a couple mini workshops at Mt Pleasant THIS SUNDAY, September 28:

11am: Introduction to Seed Cleaning
12pm: Seed Extraction (from tomatoes)

If you have seed you’ve been struggling with or just want to chat with a passionate grower and seed saver, stop by the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market (2300 Guelph St OR Dude Chilling Park) on Sunday.

Bring your own seed to clean! (and please, pass this on to anyone who might be interested)