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What’s fresh at Nat Bailey – Dec 3

What’s in Season

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

Local Holiday Gift Guide

Kale power… 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 – find him at Nat Bailey Dec 3, 10, and 17 and Hastings Park Dec 4 and 18.

Something sweet… Marmalades, Jams & Jellies! Le Meadow’s Pantry offers the perfect gift for that holiday host or one that fits nicely into a stocking. These small-batch preserves come in over 30 varieties and are all cooked by hand and use local fruit. You’ll find something that suits anyone’s pantry. Find them at Nat Bailey Dec 3 and Hastings Park Dec 18.

A gift that lasts… looking for a useful gift for that pottery fan on your list? Pottery by Dave & Family produces an affordable line of handmade pots, mugs, and vases that range from retro/speckled glazes to wood and salt-fired pieces. Find them this Saturday, Dec 3 at Nat Bailey.

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate… who doesn’t love chocolate? Take a Fancy Bean to Bar Chocolate makes theirs from ethical, organic cacao beans to produce a range of chocolate and sweets that incorporate local ingredients like dried fruit, nuts, and even cayenne pepper. Load up on the goods at Nat Bailey on Dec 3, 10, and 17 and at Hastings Park on Dec 18.

Easy peasy holiday entertaining… we know you can cook but save your energy for the main event and take a break on the appies. Pâté Pastiche makes four flavours of gourmet, vegan and nut-free French-style terrines that are sure to look lovely on your table. Get them weekly at Nat Bailey between now and Dec 17.

Deck the halls… the folks at Lowland Herb Farm makes gorgeous, rustic bouquets and wreaths from aromatic herbs and flowers grown on their bio-dynamic farm in Chilliwack. Find them at Nat Bailey on Dec 3, 10, and 17.

Try a new tradition… ever had an authentic Slavic-style roll straight out of the oven from East European Dessert? Caramel-crusty on the outside, soft and doughy on the inside – with six different flavours to choose from! Get some this December 3 at Nat Bailey and be the hit at your next holiday party.

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

Don’t Miss

Sale Sale Sale!

Just in time for the holidays – give gifts that show off your market pride! Select limited edition VFM swag on sale now, including market tee’s & totes! The more you buy – the more you save! *Click here to view sale items*

Holiday Closures 

We’ll be closed Saturday, December 24th & 31st for the holidays! Stock up on December 17th for all your holiday meals. We’ll be re-open on January 7th. Happy Holidays!

Member Appreciation Day! 

It’s the first market of the month and VFM members will enjoy free market money transactions and discounts at over 18 various vendors around the market – click here to see this weeks specials. Learn more about our membership program and how you can support our non-profit organization online or at the market information booth.

Hastings Park Winter Market

farmers-marketHave 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*

Shop at Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market on Sunday December 11 and VFM Members will get 2-for-1 admission at the door of Make It! – just flash your member card to save!

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

Click here for more Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market Information