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What’s Fresh at Nat Bailey – Dec 17

Attention shoppers! This weekend is your last opportunity to shop local at the Winter Markets before we close for the holidays. Be sure to stock up on all your festive supplies and regular market staples – we don’t return until January 7th! Looking for last minute gift and entertaining ideas? Read on for this week’s top picks and be sure to dress warm this weekend!

What’s in Season

Produce: apples, acorn squash, asian pears, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chanterelles, chard, delicata squash, daikon, endive, fennel, garlic, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, mushrooms, napa cabbage, nettles, onions, persimmon, parsnips, potatoes, pears, pumpkin, quince, rutabaga, salad mix, shallots, sunchokes, tomatoes, turnips, winter squash, zucchini

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

Other: Dried Fruit, Honey, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Juice, Pickles, Yogurt, Preserves

Local Holiday Gift Guide

Meyer lemon & lavender, pineapple habanero, and roasted plum & lemongrass are just a few of the unique and delicious cordials that frost bites produces. Mix them in seltzer or with your fave spirit, and get the holiday party started!

T-shirts, dish towels and tote bags are truly useful gifts that everyone can appreciate. The Hive Printing produces their line of Vancouver-inspired locally printed goods in their small artisan studio on the east side.

It’s back! Limited run barrel aged vodka from Odd Society Spirits makes a sophisticated stocking stuffer for the spirits connoisseur in your life.

Put a little sparkle under the tree for someone special this year with a set of sterling silver and labradorite drop earrings from Ildiko Jewelry. She also makes bracelets, pendants, and necklaces using silver and semi precious stones.

Want a change from the usual hummus offerings for your holiday snack platter this year? Spice it up with some unique varieties like Curried Carrot, Orange & Ginger or Thai Green Coconut Curry from BobAli.

Got a beer lover on your holiday gift list? You can’t go wrong with a Bomber Brewing Winter Warmer Pack, which includes a 650ml bottle of their new Old Fat Heater Winter Ale, a Bomber glass and toque.

Get some shrub love in your life this season from Mixers & Elixirs, producers of locally-inspired drinking vinegars that incorporate BC fruits from the markets. A fantastic addition to cocktails.

Select limited edition VFM swag for the market fan on your list! Select items on sale now, including market tee’s & totes! The more you buy – the more you save! *Click here to view sale items*

Click here for more gifts to get from the Farmers Markets this weekend!

Holiday Closures 

Your last day to shop in 2016 is this Saturday! We’ll be closed Saturday, December 24th & 31st for the holidays and be back open on January 7th, 2017.

From all of us at Nat Bailey Farmers Market, we thank you for your support in 2016 & wish you all the best this holiday season! 

Don’t Miss!

ElectroRecycle is ready to accept over 300 small appliances while you shop the best in local flavours at Nat Bailey Farmers Market this Saturday, December 17. Bring a small appliance for recycling and they’ll enter you to win $250 in Market Money! Have recycling questions? Ask their friendly staff onsite located near the information booth! For what they can accept at the market, please visit their website at electrorecycle.ca/

Mark your calendars! Our annual CSA Fair is back on January 21 & 22 and new this season, our Hasting Park Pop Up market! For a taste of Hastings Park Farmers Market keep an eye out for the Hastings Park Pop Up Market official vendors every Saturday in January!

Hastings Park Winter Market

Have you heard about the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market? Did you know it’s every Sunday from November to April? With lots of FREE parking and more vendors than ever before? If you miss Nat Bailey, be sure to head to the east side to pick up your weekly groceries! *Details here*

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

Click here for more Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market Information