Market News

West End – September 13

It’s Farmer Appreciation Week!

In honour of Farmers Appreciation week Sept 8-15, we’re celebrating BC Farmers and showing our appreciation for the fresh, local food they provide with a contest!

Instagram Contest: We’re giving away $50 to spend at any VFM market. Snap a pic of some delicious food made with market ingredients, give a shout out to the farm or producer who supplied those ingredients & tag it #thankabcfarmer. While you’re at it, thank a farmer in real life too! Contest closes: Monday, Sept 15 at 5pm.

It’s Donation Station Day!

The donation station is back this week and we are collecting donations for the Dr. Peter Centre food and nutrition program. This program allows Vancouver’s most vulnerable citizens to receive healthy, wholesome meals to help with taking HIV medication and other treatments so they can better manage their illness and lead healthy lives. You’ll find the donation station setup across from the information booth readily accepting both cash and food donations. Thanks for your generosity!

You’re Invited: RIPE 2014

Sunday, October 19 – Roundhouse Community Centre

RIPE is VFM’s annual dinner fundraiser, a true celebration of the harvest that showcases the best of our producers paired with Vancouver’s top farm-to-table restaurants. We are thrilled to announce the 2014 roster to date, which includes Edible Canada, Vij’s Rangoli, Graze, and Forage, along with signature cocktails by VFM vendors Long Table Distillery and Odd Society Spirits, a special RIPE cask from R & B Brewery, and Okanagan wines from BC Wine Studio.

Tickets are available online with Early Bird pricing for tickets purchased before September 15th. (More information)

Survey September

This month, we’re asking our shoppers to share a little about who they are, what they care about, and how we can make the farmers markets better. Stop by our dot survey every week and put in your two cents!

See you at the market!