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What’s Fresh at Hastings Park – Dec 4

What’s in Season

acorn squash, apples, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, celeriac,  chanterelle mushrooms, chard, collard greens, corn, dandelion greens, delicata squash, dill, escarole, endive, fennel, garlic, hazelnuts, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, napa cabbage, nettles, oats, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, pumpkin,  radishes, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, spinach, sprouts, sunchokes, strawberries, turnips, tomatoes, walnuts, watercress, winter squash, zucchini

Local Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are fast approaching and we have you covered at Hastings Park. Find lots of uniquely hand crafted gifts for the foodie on your list each and every week!

BC Wine Studio – looking for the perfect gift for a holiday party host? Pickup BC Wine Studio’s delicious Neighbour’s Blend Riesling Viogner this Sunday and give back to the community as well – $6 from eevery bottle is donated to the Mount Pleasant Family Centre.

Coconama Chocolates – chocolates makes the perfect gift for the holidays. Coconama’s signature green tea chocolate is very different from traditional chocolate with its beautiful green color, rich taste with umami and bitterness, and smooth texture. Pick up a box of unique and creative flavours this Sunday!

Jordan’s Jam – made with local BC fruits from many Vancouver Farmers Market vendors, this jam is sure to please anyone on your holiday shopping list.

Persephone Brewing – the perfect gift for the craft beer lover on your list. Try a bottle of their Hop Yard Red Ale with delicious flavours of piney hops and dark, caramel and toasted malts.

Roasters Hot Sauce – hot sauce is good on everything, right? Vancouver-based hot sauce makers Roasters Hot Sauce make theirs in three different flavours that include unexpected ingredients like carrot and pineapple.

The Lemon Square – good things come in small, stylish packages, right? At least from The Lemon Square they do! Pick up some of these sweet and tangy lemony goodies exclusively at Hastings Park this Sunday.

The Raw Guy – we think raw kale chips would make a fine stocking stuffer and provide a healthy chaser to all the decadent food and drink you’re sure to be having. The Raw Guy makes a great selection of kale chips and krunchies, raw granola, macaroons, and crackers.

Urban Digs – don’t forget your furry friend this holiday season! Find smoked bones from ethically pigs raised locally – a perfect gift for your favourite puppy.

Wayward Distillation House – we’re pretty sure that anything produced from BC honey would be great, but Wayward Distillation House from the Comox Valley takes it to the next level with a complete line of craft spirits made from local hives. Their Krupnik Spiced Honey Liqueur sounds particularly festive and warming – find them exclusively at Hasting Park on December 4!

Click here for more gifts to get from the Farmers Markets this holiday season.

Sale Sale Sale!

The more you buy, the more you save! Just in time for the holidays.

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Upcoming Events

Festive Farmers Marke

Join the holiday cheer at Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market – we’ll have kids activities, a Holiday Cookie Swap (for more info & RSVP here!) and photos with Santa. Buy local this holiday season!

Holiday Closures 

We’ll be closed Sunday, December 25th and Sunday, January 1st for the holidays! Stock up on December 18th for all your holiday meals. We’ll be open on January 8th. Happy Holidays!

Make It! Festival

This year Make It! is offering VFM Members 2-for-1 admission at the door – just flash your card to save!*

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*please not that this is for VFM Member cards only and does not include the Hastings Park Shopper Card.

Don’t Miss

Member Appreciation Day! It’s the first market of the month and VFM members will enjoy free market money transactions and discounts at various vendors around the market. Learn more about our membership program and how you can support our non-profit organization HERE.

Are you a regular Hastings Park shopper? Pickup your Hastings Shopper Card at our Information Booth and enjoy some great perks including:

  • Free Market Money transactions ($2 value)
  • Free “bunch” item after 5th visit*
  • Free “basket” or “bag” item after 10th visit*
  • Free “jar” item after 15th visit*

It’s free to join, just sign up for our weekly newsletter!

*all free items valued at a maximum of $3. Shopper card is available at Hastings Park only.

Help Spread the Word!

Love the market? Tell your friends and family about Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market to help this new market grow. Share our Facebook page & tag your photos @vanmarkets #HastingsParkWFM.

Be a Market Champion! Get a Hastings Park lawn sign and let your neighbours know where to find the freshest in local produce, all within a few minutes of their home. Pickup your lawn sign at the Info Booth this week!

See you at the market!


Get a complete list of this week’s Hastings Park vendors here.

Find more information on the Hastings Park location here