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 at the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market to show market shoppers their stuff. It’s up to you, dear shoppers to decide who wins, so come out and vote for your favourite! *Voting takes place at the Market Info Booth*.

2019 VFM Boot Camp Contestants:

 

Little Paddy’s Pickles: Locally made, uniquely tasty Indian pickles! Makes sure to try their 3 flavours: eggplant, apple & mango. Catch them January 13 & 27 at Hastings Park and January 19 at Riley Park.

BaliBites: Delicious specialty Indonesian peanut sauce which can elevate your salad rolls, pad thai and lettuce wraps to an even tastier level! Catch them January 12 & 26 at Riley Park and January 20 at Hastings Park.

Elle’s Kitchen: A locally based business making Power Energy Orbs. Flavours include mocha, holiday spice and more! Catch them January 13 & 27 at Hastings Park and January 19 at Riley Park.

Luv the Grub: An awesome local business that takes bumped, bruised but equally delicious fruits and vegetables and makes them into delicious jams and chutneys! Catch them January 13 & 27 at Hastings Park and January 19 at Riley Park.

Yoggu Foods: A delicious dairy-free coconut probiotic yogurt. Yoggu ferment’s coconut water & coconut meat with over 100 billion vegan probiotics! Catch them January 13 & 27 at Hastings Park and January 19 at Riley Park.

Ça Croustille: Authentic French classics like almond croissants, pain au raisin & pain au chocolat. Ça Croustille Bakery wants to create a French baking experience for you! Catch them January 13 & 27 at Hastings Park and January 19 at Riley Park.

Tasty & Nourishing: Locally handmade soups and stews. Their chefs start with organic free-range chicken or beef broth and add locally grown & organic vegetables. Catch them January 12 & 26 at Riley Park and January 20 at Hastings Park.

Mutha Dukkah: A modern take on a traditional Middle Eastern/Egyptian/Morrocan spice mix called Dukkah. Mutha Dukkah is a blend of herbs, nuts, seeds and spices that can add magic to your dishes. Catch them January 12 & 26 at Riley Park and January 20 at Hastings Park.

The Jerk Store: Nothing but jerky made with 100% BC beef, hand-crafted in small batches so you always get that tender-soft texture. Catch them January 12 & 26 at Riley Park and January 20 at Hastings Park.