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What’s Fresh at Nat Bailey – April 22

Produce: acorn squash, apples, asian pears, beets, bok choi, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chard, chickweed, collards, crimini mushrooms, daikon, delicata squash, eggplant, endive, fennel, fiddle heads, garlic, hazelnuts, greenhouse cucumbers, greenhouse peppers, herbs, kabocha squash, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, mini peppers, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pears, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, rutabaga, salad mix, savoy cabbage, sorrel, spaghetti squash, spinach, shallots, sprouts, sunchokes, turnips, walnuts, wild mushrooms, winter squash, wheatgrass

Meats, Seafood, Dairy: Beef, Bison, Halibut, Pork, Duck, Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Cod, Cheese, Eggs, Tuna

Other: Apple Cider, Dried Fruit, Honey, Frozen Berries, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S FULL NAT BAILEY VENDOR LIST

Market News

This is it folks, it’s the last week of the Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market before we kick off the summer season! We’ve got you covered next week though, because Hastings Park runs until April 29th. VFM would like to thank all the shopper, vendors and community partners for making this a wonderful Winter Market Season!

Like Shopping at Nat Bailey Winter Market? VFM is excited to announce the opening of our brand new summer market in the newly renovated Riley Park across the street! Opening June 24th, Riley Park Farmers Market will kick off it’s Grand Opening. We at VFM feel its going to be a lovely addition to Saturday’s in Vancouver.

Its Earth Day Saturday April 22. Let’s all try to do our part in the fight for a clean environment. Did you know, Earth Day has reached into its current status as the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes. VFM invites you to be a part of Earth Day and help write many more chapters.

Don’t Miss

We want to hear from you! Help us plan healthy and thriving markets by filling out our weekly Shopper Survey. Come on by the Survey booth and show us some love by answering a few quick and easy Market related questions.

ElectroRecycle will be onsite this weekend, they will be ready to accept over 300 small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market. Have recycling questions? Ask their friendly staff onsite located near the information booth! For what they can accept please visit their website at electrorecycle.ca/

ChopSwap is a community campaign that helps turn local restaurants and their customers into zero-waste heroes, and they will have a station at the market this Saturday! Pay them a visit to swap your disposable chopsticks for a pair of reusable ones! All swapped + reclaimed chopsticks will be donated to local school arts programs, crafters and other creative initiatives (or sent to compost).

The David Suzuki Foundation and Eco justice are partners in the Blue Dot movement. They will be onsite this weekend at Nat Bailey. They are a national grassroots campaign to advance the legal protection of all Canadians’ right to live in a healthy environment. The Blue Dot movement is based on the simple but powerful idea that all Canadians have the right to clean air and water, safe food, a healthy climate, vibrant ecosystems and a say in decisions that affect their health and well-being. Check them out and show them some love!

Summer Markets

This is our last market day for the Nat Bailey market season! We’re ramping up for the summer market season and look forward to continue on developing a sustainable food system in Vancouver that helps feed people in our region, supports the local economy and protects our local environment and farms for decades to come!

SHOP THE LOCAL FOOD REVOLUTION AT THESE NEIGHBOURHOOD MARKETS:

  • Trout Lake – opens May 6, 9am-2pm – North Parking Lot, John Hendry Park
  • Kitsilano – opens May 7, 10am-2pm – 10th Ave. & Larch St.
  • West End – opens May 27, 9am-2pm – 1100 Block of Comox St.
  • Mt Pleasant – opens May 28, 10am-2pm – Dude Chilling Park, 8th & Guelph
  • Main St Station – opens May 31, 2pm-6pm – Near Main St. Skytrain
  • Downtown – opens June 1, 11am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • Riley Park – opens June 24, 10am-2pm – 50 East 30th Ave.

Weekly Recipe

Looking to try something new for dinner? Check out this quick and easy recipe for Collard Green Wraps from the people at  feedfeed. They are delicious!

 


Hastings Park Winter Market

If you miss Nat Bailey, be sure to head to the east side to pick up your weekly groceries! Every Sunday the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market runs 10-2pm until April 30th. It has lots of FREE parking and more vendors than ever before! *Details here*

Visit us at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St.), Saturdays, 10am-2pm 

Click here for more info on Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market