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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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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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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Roman-style Broccoli Pizza with Pasta Boy Peter

  Ciao Bellos & Bellas! I’m honoured to be contributing a recipe to Van Markets where I used to sell my Pasta and where I met so many future students of my Italian Cooking Classes at Pasta Boy Peter. It is that time of year where the Brassicas are coming to the markets. I love […]

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Volunteer of The Year: Alice Chan

If you’re a regular shopper at Hastings Park, Main St Station or Downtown Farmers Markets, you have likely met our superstar volunteer, Alice Chan. Last year Alice generously volunteered over 100 hours of her time at the Vancouver Farmers Markets! Her hard work and dedication was recognized this year that the provincial BC Association of […]

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Q & A with Hastings Park Egg Farmers

Ossome Acres, Chilliwack A fifth generation farm in Chilliwack, Ossome Acres has been farmed by Aaron and Noella Oss for the last 8 years. Along with their fresh, organic produce, Aaron and Noella have recently increased their flock of laying hens to produce enough high-quality certified organic free-range eggs to sell at the market. Shoppers can find them […]

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Your Guide to a Locally-Sourced Seder Plate

Pesach Sameach! Come by the Nat Bailey Farmers Market to get some fresh ingredients for a locally-sourced Seder Plate in time for your second seder this Saturday night! For your Beitzah: Pick up some organic eggs from Earth Apple Farm, Rockweld Farm or The Farmhouse. For your Charoset: Visit Klippers Organic Growers, Golden West Farms, […]

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