Market News

Winter Market - Dec.13

With only two markets left before our holiday break, make sure to stop by the Winter Market for all your holiday needs. We have everything for your holiday meal, gift giving and we even have fir trees!

This week The Bees Knees Christmas Trees joins us at the Winter Market for one week only, bringing their beautiful trees from the Columbia Valley.  With Grand Fir, Noble Fir and Nordman Fir trees in tow, they’ll be able to help you decide which one is right for you and your home.

Now that your home is feeling festive, its time to start planning the big holiday meal. While there is still another week to sort out all the fixins’, make sure to order your Turkey this week for December 20th pick-ups!

If you’re the gift giving type there’s plenty to find at the market for that locavore on your list. We have everything from jewelry, soap, bath and skin care, textiles, chocolates, cordials, to honey, jams and jellies. We also have Vancouver Farmers Markets Canvas Bags, Tea Towels and market money gift certificates available at the information tent!

Don’t forget to buy your Big Holiday Draw raffle tickets for your chance to win 7 market money prizes and 7 amazing prize packages! Find your tickets at the market information tent or buy them online. The draw takes place next Saturday, December 20th!

See you at the market!

Winter Market - Dec.6

This Saturday is Member Appreciation Day!

The first market of each month is Member Appreciation Day when members get great deals market wide. Members receive 15% off all VFM merchandise, which makes the perfect gift for the market lover in your family, plus we waive the $2 market money transaction fee. Interested in market membership? Stop by the info tent for all the details or get it online. Here are just a few of the deals to look out for!

  • Coconama Chocolate – 10 pcs. Chocolate Cups, $4 (reg $5)
  • Eli’s Serious Sausage – $1 off any Sausage
  • Gelderman Farms – Buy One Get One Free Pork Spareribs
  • Golden West Farms – 100gm Bags of Organic Apple Chips, 3 for $9 (reg $4/bag)
  • Jane’s Honey Bees – $1 off 1 kg jars of Honey
  • Jobst-Hof Orchard – Variety Pack of Pure Fruit Juice, 3 bottles for $10 (reg. $12.50)
  • Le Meadow’s Pantry – $1 off Plum Coquette, with black plum, vanilla, and brandy
  • Rooted Nutrition – Cultured Foods, $1 off any jar or 3 jars for $22
  • Take A Fancy Chocolate & Sweets – 10% off habanero caramels
  • Small Pleasures – $1 off large loaves and $0.50 off small loaves

Feeling Festive?

This Saturday is our 19th annual Holiday Market at the Croatian Cultural Centre. After you do your shopping at the Winter Market stop by and check out over 70 vendors showcasing the very best in local, handmade craft and prepared food. The Holiday Market is located at 3250 Commercial Drive between 10am and 4pm! Admission is $3 at the door, and VFM Members are free.

Don’t forget to buy your Big Holiday Draw raffle tickets for your chance to win 7 market money prizes and 7 amazing prize packages! Find your tickets at the market info tent or buy them online.

See you at the market!

Winter Market - Nov.22

Big Holiday Draw!

Enter our annual fundraising raffle between November 15 – December 20 for your chance to win some amazing prizes!

Prizes up for grabs include a total of $750 in Market Money, a Beginners Climbing Package from The Hive Climbing Gym, a Harvest Community Foods CSA Box, a $50 Campagnolo gift certificate, a complete chiropractic health tune-up from Pacific Chiropractic, and much more!

Tickets are just $5 online, at the market info booth or the Big Holiday Draw ticket station found in the middle of the market. Get yours today and support your local farmers market!

Make sure to check out these new vendors:

  • Dickie’s Ginger – your local Vancouver ginger beer company. We only use real ginger, no extracts or artificial flavours. It’s ginger beer perfection.
  • Marie’s Guilt Free Bakery – Gluten and Egg Free bread, cookies, loaves, scones, and other treats.
  • Ostro Organics Inc. – cold pressed organic oils and butter. unrefined, pure, raw and fresh. In addition to cold pressed we press under very low pressure to maintain the natural nutrients.

Holiday Market

Our annual Holiday Market will be at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Saturday, December 6th from 10am – 4pm for all your gift-giving needs!

The Holiday Market is our seasonal showcase of craft and prepared food, and features over 80 vendors bringing you the best in local and handmade under one roof!

Food Scraps Drop Spot

Bring your food scraps to the market and we’ll take them offsite be composted for a $2 donation. Don’t forget to look for the new self serve instructions.

See you at the market!

Winter Market - Nov.15

We had another fantastic winter market last week full of sunshine, smiles and lots of tasty food! While the weather is getting a bit cooler – we’ve got lots to keep you warm at the market this Saturday! Including lots of hot food, drinks and you can even dance to some market beets!

Don’t miss these vendors:

  • Creperie La Boheme – They’re back after taking a couple months off, stop by for a sweet or savoury buckwheat crepe!
  • Empire Valley Premium Beef – Coming down only once a month with their pasture-raised, grass-fed beef. Don’t miss your opportunity to try some!
  • Jobst-Hof Orchard – Coming from Oyama don’t miss a chance to try their red cherry juice – they’re only at the market once a month!

Win Big this Holiday Season!

Enter our Big Holiday Draw between November 15th and December 20th for your chance to win:


Tickets are just $5 each and can be purchased online or at the Winter Markets.

See you at the market!

Winter Market - Nov 8

What a fantastic opening day! We hope you were there to experience the sunshine, good people, delicious produce and food-stomping tunes. We’re excited to bring it all back again on Saturday. Our market baskets went home full of fresh greens, hot peppers, heirloom tomatoes, heritage apples and fresh local turmeric! Wonder what we’ll get this week…

“Meat” some of the vendors who only come to the Winter Market at Nat Bailey:

  • Lamington Heritage Farm: We raise our animals on our small family farm without the use of hormones or medications. Poultry are fully pastured, run free in the fields, and only go in the barns at night for protection. They have certified organic grain available to eat as well as the foraging they do on the fields. Our lamb and sheep are also pastured or receive hay. They receive minimal amounts of certified organic grain in their lifetime. The lamb is therefore slow growing and lean.
  • K & M Farms:  We grow chickens and turkeys outside on pasture. They are fed a vegetarian grain diet with no antibiotics or hormones. Ask us about our llamas… (Website)
  • Outwest Ranches: We sell naturally raised beef, dog treats, free range eggs and fresh, frozen blackberries. Cattle are born and raised on our own farm, raised without growth hormones or antiobiotics.

Self-serve Drop Spot: Did you know you can bring your food scraps to the market? For a $2 donation, we’ll take your food scraps and bring them offsite to be composted for you. Come find us at the Info Booth for more details.

See you at the market!

(check out our Interactive Market Map for a full vendor list)