Recipe: 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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Recipe: 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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Fall Vendor Update: cheese, mead, & sweet treats at Hastings Park

  We’re not sure if it’s the idyllic, tree-lined location or the exciting roster of new vendors on board this season, but we can’t wait for the 3rd season of our Hastings Park Winter Market to open on November 5th. Along with weekly appearances from popular farm vendors like Klippers Organics, Stein Mt. Farm, Golden West, Crisp […]

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In Season: Bone broth for optimal health

  Starting to feel autumn’s chill creeping into your bones? Warm up and get healthy with this week’s In Season post on bone broth, that age-old staple of traditional diets that is both nutrient-dense and deeply hydrating. The following nutritional info and recipes come from one-time VFM vendor Andrea Potter, who teaches a wide range of whole foods […]

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This Week’s Recipe: Healing Bone Broths with Andrea Potter, RHN

This week’s In Season recipe for healing bone broth come from local registered holistic nutritionist and chef, Andrea Potter. Read on for her recipe for both beef and chicken stock, and for more in-depth info on the nutritional benefits of bone broths, make sure to check out Andrea’s guest post on our Market News blog! Brown […]

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