Trout Lake – June 20

It’s Salmon Celebration! We’re celebrating the return of salmon season and the fact that we can now enjoy fresh salmon direct from fishers at farmers markets! Enjoy salmon-themed food truck creations, pick up a fresh, whole salmon caught in Barkley Sound, learn how to can, smoke and fillet salmon at home and more! Ocean Wise […]

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VFM20: Albert’s Herbs & Nursery

  A full decade before the trend of urban farming brought hyper-local product to VFM markets, Albert Balabanov of Albert’s Herbs & Nursery was quietly farming his one acre plot in Burnaby, BC. “It was a point of pride to be the closest farm of all farmers at Trout Lake,” said Albert, who grows a […]

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Trout Lake – May 23

It’s Dig In! Garden Fest this Saturday! Learn what to grow and how to grow it from farmers who have been cultivating the land for over 20 years, find hard-to-get varieties of shrubs, trees, veggie starts and hanging baskets and check out our live on-site demos! Seed Saving with Mojave Kaplan – Planting Seeds Project […]

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VFM 20: Helmers’ Organic Farm

  VFM started out 20 years ago as East Vancouver Farmers Market, which had its opening day under slightly overcast and hazy skies on July 29, 1995. That day, 500 eager Vancouverites descended upon a small handful of farmers in the parking lot of Croatian Cultural Centre. “I was sort of sceptical,” says Jeanette Helmer […]

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Green & Leafy Festival – May 14

We had a beautiful sunny market last week as we launched VFM’s 20th anniversary season, thanks to everyone that came out. The excitement doesn’t stop there; join us this week as we celebrate the bounty of greens available this spring at our second annual Green & Leafy Festival! It’s easy to find and eat delicious […]

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Trout Lake – May 9

It’s Opening Day at Trout Lake and we’re celebrating 20 Years with the vendors, shoppers and members who have gotten us this far. Read on to learn about Opening Day festivities, suggestions for Mother’s Day, news about beer, wine & cider sampling, and suggestions on how to walk, cycle or take transit to the market… […]

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It’s Always Sunny in Yaletown

  What a beautiful sunny day for the opening of our popular Yaletown Market and the launch of VFM’s 20th Anniversary season! Come join the party today from 2pm-6pm at 1200 Mainland Street, as we roll out the red carpet for a visit from Councillor Geoff Meggs. There will be some fun ribbon cutting, yummy […]

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Celebrate Earth Week!

At Vancouver Farmers Markets, we think Earth Week is every week – our farmers markets keep 16,000 acres of land in sustainable food production, dramatically shorten the distance from field to table and connect thousands of city slickers with the source of their food every single week. We thought we’d celebrate anyway. Here’s some of […]

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