2021 New Vendor Boot Camp

This January we’re excited to welcome eleven small businesses to our Winter Markets, as part of VFM’s New Vendor Boot Camp – we can’t wait to introduce you! Now in it’s 5th year, our New Vendor Boot Camp has become a successful business incubator programme for new farm and food entrepreneurs, providing a low-barrier marketplace entry […]

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Donate to Fresh to Families this Giving Tuesday

Quadruple your impact this Giving Tuesday! We believe fresh, local food should be accessible to everyone, regardless of income. Our Fresh to Families Fund helps to bridge that gap by providing fresh, local food from BC farms and producers to newly arrived refugees, lower income families and at-risk new and expectant mothers in our community. […]

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2020 Summer Season update

We can confirm at this time that all six of our scheduled summer markets will open between May 2nd – June 3rd as essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Full physical distancing and safety measures will be in place – learn more about those on our FAQ page. For the time being, our summer markets […]

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COVID-19 Update on the Winter Markets: April 10

April 10: The Riley Park and Hastings Park Winter Markets are rolling into their 4th week of operations during the COVID-19 crisis. You can view this week’s Riley Park Market Map here, and Hastings Park Market Map here. Please note that while we aim to update these maps by noon each Friday, vendor schedules can […]

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Hot Chocolate Fest 2020!

  Who’s excited for Cityfood Magazine’s 10th Annual Hot Chocolate Fest? WE ARE! And you should be too, because there’s no better way to beat back the post-holiday-cum-mid-winter doldrums like a rich, steaming cup of C7H8N4O2. Starting January 18th, there are 144 flavours going live in 44 different venues for this year’s festival, which runs until Valentine’s […]

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VFM Boot Camp

  This January, seven brand new vendor hopefuls will compete each week in VFM’s Boot Camp at the Winter Markets to see who comes out on top and secures a spot as a permanent market vendor! Each Boot Camp contestant will have two Saturdays at the Riley Park Farmers Market (Winter Edition) and two Sundays […]

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Downtown Market Relocation September 26th

Hey Downtown Market Shoppers! This week (September 26th) the Downtown Market will be relocating to the Easy Park lot across the street at 688 Cambie. You will be able to spot us from the šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn Square (formerly Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza) but you can also look out for our red market directional signs plastered […]

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Happy Organic Week

It’s Organic Week! Vancouver Farmers Markets prides itself on having one of the best selections of local, certified organic products in the city, brought to you weekly by the actual grower themselves. Organic certification is one of the most traceable programs available when it comes to figuring out where your food comes from – here’s […]

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