In season recipe: Pumpkin Soup

As the days grow shorter and the autumn air a little crisper, we welcome the return of soup season once again! The team at VFM eat A LOT of soup from October to April – it’s one of the best ways to warm up and refuel after a cold, wet market day. This seasonal Pumpkin […]

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In season recipe: Traditional Dill Pickles

Super crispy pickling cucumbers are reaching their peak season at the markets right now, place an order with your favourite farmer via VFM Online Orders so you don’t miss out! This classic canning recipe comes from the Forstbauer family – their farm has pickling cukes, dill weed, and garlic all available for pre-order, with pickup […]

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In season recipe: Grilled Corn on the Cob

This simple recipe comes from Angrybbq.com, and includes a number of seasonal ingredients available at the markets right now! Find corn from Paul’s Produce, Mandair Farms, Klippers Organics or Forstbauer, garlic from BC Garlic, cilantro from Farm Circle Organics, and thyme from Fresh Roots or Organic Farm Connection Find these vendors and products using our Product/Vendor […]

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Recipe: Berry & Banana Granola Cups

Embrace the best of berry season with these fresh and easy granola cups! This easy recipe comes from family run farm Mandair Farms.  You can catch Mandair Farms and their delicious berries at four of our summer markets.  Berry & Banana Granola Cups Ingredients: Makes 9 cups 1.5 cups rolled oats 1/2 a cup roughly chopped […]

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Recipe: Maple Mustard Pork Chops

This easy recipe comes from family run farm Central Park Farms and their friend and local food educator Krista Ettles of Nourished and Whole. The pork chops are flavoured sweet and savoury with a simple four ingredient glaze – a quick and delicious option for a comforting evening meal. Catch Central Park Farms at Riley […]

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Recipe: Winter Radicchio & Citrus Salad

The beautiful hues of radicchio are cropping up all over the markets this week as we prepare to kick off Vancouver Radicchio Fest at Riley Park Farmers Market. Stop by their tent at the market this Saturday, November 9 for radicchio tastings, recipes, cooking tips, and more! Winter Radicchio & Citrus Salad   Ingredients 1 […]

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How to cook with Kimchi: Kimchi Soup

In Korean cuisine, kimchi is not only a condiment or pickle; it is also used as an ingredient in many cooked dishes! This hearty winter dish comes from Ms. Lee’s Natural Foods, makers of local authentic kimchi that is packed with probiotic benefits. Ms. Lee’s Natural Foods started vending with VFM this summer and will […]

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Bone broth for optimal health

  Starting to feel autumn’s chill creeping into your bones? Warm up and get healthy this season with bone broth, that age-old staple of traditional diets that is both nutrient-dense and deeply hydrating. The following nutritional info and recipes come from Andrea Potter, RHN, who teaches a wide range of whole foods cooking classes both […]

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