Market News

We're Back at Kitsilano!

Kitsilano Farmers Market runs every Sunday, 10am-2pm until October 22

What’s Fresh

Produce: acorn squash, apples, beets, bok choi, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, sunchokes, heirloom tomatoes, turnips, wild mushrooms, winter squash

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

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

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL KITSILANO VENDOR LIST

Don’t Miss

Membership Appreciation Day is this week! In addition to being a major player in supporting local farmers and producers, Vancouver Farmers Members enjoy specials and discounts from a number of vendors on the first market of every month! Find out more about the importance of our members and the perks here!

Market News

BMO Marathon road closures may affect your trip to the market this week if you’re coming from UBC or downtown. Heading out of downtown on the Burrard Street Bridge will be closed as will 4th west of Alma. Read more about traffic changes on the BMO Marathon site.

Summer Market Schedules

Excited to be starting this summer market season! Looking forward to sunny warm days and the produce that comes with them. All our summer markets can be found here:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Get a complete list of this week’s Kitsilano Market vendors here.

Discover our six other summer market locations on our Markets Page.


Nat Bailey - End of Season

Last Saturday, April 22nd, was the last Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market before we kick off the summer season! We’ve got you covered this week with Hastings Park Farmers Market – open this Sunday, April 29th, 10-2pm at the PNE fair grounds. It has lots of FREE parking at Gate 2 – be sure to let the attendant know you are there for the farmers market. *Find Location Details here*

VFM would like to thank all the shoppers, vendors and community partners for making this another successful Winter Market Season! Your support is much appreciated, especially on all those wet days!

New – Riley Park Summer Market!

Like Shopping at Nat Bailey Winter Market? Live in the Riley Park Neighbourhood? VFM is excited to announce the opening of our brand new summer market in the newly renovated Riley Park – just across the street! Opening June 24thRiley Park Farmers Market will feature 30 local farms and producers bringing you a great selection of fresh fruits and veggiesethically raised and grass fed meat, eggs, and dairysustainable seafoodcraft beerwine, and spiritsartisanal prepared foodhandmade craft, and food trucks!

Keep up to date with Riley Park weekly news by updating your email subscription settings HERE.

Find your neighbourhood market!

We’re ramping up for the summer market season and look forward to continue on developing a sustainable food system in Vancouver that helps feed people in our region, supports the local economy and protects our local environment and farms for decades to come!

SHOP THE LOCAL FOOD REVOLUTION AT THESE NEIGHBOURHOOD MARKETS:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

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 berries

Meat/Seafood

Blue Comet Seafoods: flash frozen at sea black cod, halibut, salmon, tuna, canned sockeye salmon, canned smoked pink salmon, canned albacore tuna, canned smoked albacore tuna, cold smoked sockeye lox-sliced, cold smoked white spring chunks, hot smoked spring-peppered and natural, springs salmon maple nuggets, salmon candy 

Rockweld Farm: chicken, eggs

Specialty Farm Products

Cedar Isle Farm: Certified Organic free range eggs, whole grain flour from wheat, rye, barley, and oats

Christina’s Garden: vegetable starts

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters: grassfed butter, velvet brie cheese, jersey blue cheese, gouda cheese, havarti cheese, cheese curds

Valley Gold Apiary: local honey

The Promised Land Farm: Wild Harvest nettles, dried chantrelle mushrooms, dried pine mushrooms, dried lobster mushrooms, sorrel, spouts, sun chokes, dried kombu seaweed

View a complete list of weekly vendors here

Don’t Miss

Vote Pop Up! Vote for you favourite vegetable and learn about the voting process. Vote Pop Up is a non-partisan champion of increased civic engagement by reconnecting citizens and politics.

Summer Market Schedules

Thanks everyone for the awesome season at Hastings Park! The rain, wind and snow didn’t stop us from bringing fresh, local food to Hastings Park. We’ll be back next November, but you can shop at any of our summer market locations until next season:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – *NEW* opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Help Spread the Word!

Help Hastings Park Winter Market GROW! Tell your friends, share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

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 - April 22

Produce: acorn squash, apples, asian pears, beets, bok choi, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, chickweed, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, hazelnuts, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, sprouts, sunchokes, turnips, walnuts, wild mushrooms, winter squash, wheatgrass

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

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

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL NAT BAILEY VENDOR LIST

Market News

This is it folks, it’s the last week of the Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market before we kick off the summer season! We’ve got you covered next week though, because Hastings Park runs until April 29th. VFM would like to thank all the shopper, vendors and community partners for making this a wonderful Winter Market Season!

Like Shopping at Nat Bailey Winter Market? VFM is excited to announce the opening of our brand new summer market in the newly renovated Riley Park across the street! Opening June 24th, Riley Park Farmers Market will kick off it’s Grand Opening. We at VFM feel its going to be a lovely addition to Saturday’s in Vancouver.

Its Earth Day Saturday April 22. Let’s all try to do our part in the fight for a clean environment. Did you know, Earth Day has reached into its current status as the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes. VFM invites you to be a part of Earth Day and help write many more chapters.

Don’t Miss

We want to hear from you! Help us plan healthy and thriving markets by filling out our weekly Shopper Survey. Come on by the Survey booth and show us some love by answering a few quick and easy Market related questions.

ElectroRecycle will be onsite this weekend, they will be ready to accept over 300 small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market. Have recycling questions? Ask their friendly staff onsite located near the information booth! For what they can accept please visit their website at electrorecycle.ca/

ChopSwap is a community campaign that helps turn local restaurants and their customers into zero-waste heroes, and they will have a station at the market this Saturday! Pay them a visit to swap your disposable chopsticks for a pair of reusable ones! All swapped + reclaimed chopsticks will be donated to local school arts programs, crafters and other creative initiatives (or sent to compost).

The David Suzuki Foundation and Eco justice are partners in the Blue Dot movement. They will be onsite this weekend at Nat Bailey. They are a national grassroots campaign to advance the legal protection of all Canadians’ right to live in a healthy environment. The Blue Dot movement is based on the simple but powerful idea that all Canadians have the right to clean air and water, safe food, a healthy climate, vibrant ecosystems and a say in decisions that affect their health and well-being. Check them out and show them some love!

Summer Markets

This is our last market day for the Nat Bailey market season! We’re ramping up for the summer market season and look forward to continue on developing a sustainable food system in Vancouver that helps feed people in our region, supports the local economy and protects our local environment and farms for decades to come!

SHOP THE LOCAL FOOD REVOLUTION AT THESE NEIGHBOURHOOD MARKETS:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Weekly Recipe

Looking to try something new for dinner? Check out this quick and easy recipe for Collard Green Wraps from the people at  feedfeed. They are delicious!

 


Hastings Park Winter Market

If you miss Nat Bailey, be sure to head to the east side to pick up your weekly groceries! Every Sunday the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market runs 10-2pm until April 30th. It has lots of FREE parking and more vendors than ever before! *Details here*

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

Click here for more info on Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market 


What's Fresh at Hastings Park - Apr 23

Hastings Park Winter Market runs every Sunday, 10am-2pm until April 30

Farm

Ossome Acres: Certified Organic pea sprouts, sunflower sprouts, eggs, nettles, walnuts, beets, carrots, dandelion greens, palettes, cabbage tops

Paul’s Produce: onions, garlic, carrots, cabbage, potatoes, beets, leeks,  frozen berries, cucumbers, bell peppers, rhubarb, tomatoes

VFM Direct*: eggplant, parsnips, potatoes, microgreens, dried wild mushrooms, white onions, apple juice, kale, hop shoots, collard tips, kale buds

Meat/Seafood

Blue Comet Seafoods: flash frozen at sea black cod, halibut, salmon, tuna, canned sockeye salmon, canned smoked pink salmon, canned albacore tuna, canned smoked albacore tuna, cold smoked sockeye lox-sliced, cold smoked white spring chunks, hot smoked spring-peppered and natural, springs salmon maple nuggets, salmon candy 

Greendale Meats: beef, pork, turkey

Rockweld Farm: chicken, eggs

Specialty Farm Products

Brian and Agnes Specialty Daffodils: beautiful varieties of locally grown daffodils

Cedar Isle Farm: Certified Organic free range eggs, whole grain flour from wheat, rye, barley, and oats

Christina’s Garden: vegetable starts

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters: grassfed butter, velvet brie cheese, jersey blue cheese, gouda cheese, havarti cheese, cheese curds

Honey Bee Zen Apiaries: honey, beeswax candles

The Promised Land Farm: Wild Harvest nettles, dried chantrelle mushrooms, dried pine mushrooms, dried lobster mushrooms, sorrel, spouts, sun chokes, dried kombu seaweed

View a complete list of weekly vendors here

Featured Vendor: Rising Knead Bakery

A small artisan bakery specializing in traditional naturally fermented sourdough breads and pastries. Rising Knead uses fresh ingredients that are locally-sourced and organic where possible. Everything is handcrafted in small batches using organic Canadian-grown grains with a percentage now being freshly milled.

Catch Rising Knead for their first VFM market this Sunday at Hastings Park! 

Veggie of the Week: Rhubarb

Rhubarb! A sign that spring is actually here (don’t let this gloomy weather fool you). Pickup some frozen berries from Paul’s Produce and whip up a berry rhubarb pie this Sunday.

Don’t Miss

Shopper Surveys!

Help Hastings Park Winter Market Grow! Your feedback helps us create healthy, bustling markets. Take our shopper survey and tell us what you think by stopping out our survey tent this Sunday!

Help Spread the Word!

Help Hastings Park Winter Market GROW! Tell your friends, share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

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