The ALR needs you!

Have you heard people talking about the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) recently? Did you know the provincial government has assembled a committee to hear feedback from the public? Do you know that if you’re a farmers market shopper, it has a direct impact on you? The ALR is significantly important to local food production in British […]

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Pink Devilled Eggs

Pick up a dozen of cage-free eggs on Sunday, April 1st at our Spring Eggstravaganza at the Hastings Park Farmers Market and add a pop of colour to your spring celebrations with this week’s recipe from Just Giulia (Chef Giulia of Lombardo’s Pizzeria) for Pink Devilled Eggs! Giulia uses beets to colour these delicious canapés, perfect for a Sunday brunch. Check […]

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Spring Eggstravaganza at Hastings Park

  We’re hosting an egg-stra special market on Sunday, April 1st at Hastings Park! Meet a chicken, learn about egg-laying hens and dye eggs naturally. Activity Line-Up Egg Display: Learn about the breeds of hens that lay brown, white, spotted and blue eggs Egg Recipes: Try out a new egg recipe with local, cage free […]

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Super Greens Pasta with Crispy Mushrooms

  With spring just around the corner, we’re starting to see fresh greens return to the Winter Markets in the form of kale, chard, sorrel, watercress, and nettle. This week’s recipe from Just Giulia (Chef Giulia of Lombardo’s Pizzeria) for Super Greens Pasta with Crispy Mushrooms, incorporates pan fried mushrooms with dinosaur kale, red chard and […]

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Hastings Park Shopper Spotlight

Jeri and Deb are longtime, dedicated fans of our Sunday winter market at Hastings Park. They shop weekly at the market and spread their love amongst a variety of farms and producers – find out their top picks from their market below in our Q & A! Q: How long have you been shopping at […]

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Wild Mushroom Miso Noodle Bowl

  Chef Haley Parrent of Vega is passionate about fresh, local food, which inspired her to initiate a bi-weekly delivery of the VFM Direct Fresh Box for Vega employees. Health-conscious Vega staff look forward to their box of fresh greens, fruits, and vegetables assembled for them every other week from local producers like Taves Family Farms, Tsawwassen Farm School, and […]

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Winter Market Holiday Guide – 2017 Edition

  Each December, VFM staff round up our top picks from the Winter Markets to help make your local holiday gift giving and entertaining a breeze. Craft spirits, artisanal cheeses, deluxe baked goods, seasonal wreaths and bouquets, specialty food items, and fine craft are just a few of the hundreds of festive ideas on hand at Nat […]

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Fall cooking & nutrition tips to keep you nourished this season

  Our friends at Canadian School of Natural Nutrition know a lot about good, healthy food. They run a number of classes and food skills workshops across the year at their Vancouver campus – everything from probiotic foods & beverages to knife & kitchen skills to raw food fundamentals. We asked CSNN’s marketing coordinator Lynne Faires, RHN to […]

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