Kohlrabi Peanut Parsnip Soup

  Hey winter locavores, ever wonder what to do with kohlrabi – those gnarly root vegetables that taste like broccoli stems and seem to be one of the only green things available this time of year? While slaws and salads seem to top the list of most common recipes, this Kohlrabi Peanut Parsnip Soup from […]

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January Boot Camp update

  We’re nearing the halfway mark in our January New Vendor Boot Camp and for those of you keeping track, it’s time to check in with our contestants… This year’s vendor hopefuls have really brought their A-game and the pursuit to come out on top and secure dates at the 2019 Trout Lake season has never […]

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Hot Chocolate Fest!

  Who’s excited for Cityfood Magazine’s 9th Annual Hot Chocolate Fest? WE ARE! And you should be too, because there’s no better way to beat back the post-holiday-cum-mid-winter doldrums like a rich, steaming cup of C7H8N4O2. Starting January 19th, there are 70+ flavours going live in 36 different venues for this year’s festival, which runs until Valentine’s Day (Feb […]

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VFM Boot Camp

  This January, nine brand new vendor hopefuls will compete each week in VFM’s Boot Camp at the Winter Markets to see who comes out on top and secures a spot as a permanent market vendor! Each Boot Camp contestant will have two Saturdays at the Riley Park Farmers Market (Winter Edition) and two Sundays […]

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5 reasons to eat local in 2019

  You’ve likely written your list of New Year’s resolutions by now, so in case you’ve forgotten to add “eat local” to it, let us inspire you with our top five reasons to shop at farmers markets and #BuyBCLocal in 2019. 1. Eating local tastes better. Most food lovers are driven by the pursuit of flavour. […]

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There’s still time to give

This holiday season as we celebrate another great year for farming in BC with food and drink from the markets, we’re also thinking about those who are going without. Healthy, locally grown food should be available to everyone, yet there are thousands of households in Vancouver that struggle to access fresh food on a daily […]

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Gifts to Get: Week 3

  This is the 3rd and final instalment of our Gifts to Get at the Winter Markets Guide, and the last week to stock up on local holiday food and drink before we close for the year (don’t worry, we return January 5 & 6). Read on to discover this week’s top holidays picks…   […]

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Gifts to Get: Week 2

We’re back with another instalment of our Gifts to Get at the Winter Markets Guide! With only two more weekends until our vendors take a breather for the holidays, now’s the time to stock up on all your market staples and local holiday gifts and entertaining supplies. Find these items, and so much more at […]

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