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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In Season Cocktail: Rhubarb Spritz

Heidi Kuhn of Mixers & Elixirs created this Rhubarb Spritz in celebration of the last glorious days of sunshine. The perfect late summer cocktail, it features her Rhubarb Hibiscus Shrub and can be made with either prosecco or sparkling water and with or without the Aperol, depending on your preference. Find Heidi and her selection […]

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Back to School Snack: Sesame Tempeh Bites

Bowl of Sweet Sesame Tempeh Bites

Looking for a healthy snack idea for back to school and work lunches? This protein and calcium packed recipe for Sweet Sesame Tempeh Bites comes from the team at Tempea, makers of local, organic, non-GMO soy tempeh. Tempea started out with VFM back in the summer of 2016 and is now a staple in our […]

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Cherry Creamsicles

Cherry Creamsicles by: Patty Javier Gomez, R.H.N Cherries are a favourite summer fruit for many. If you are one of those people then now is your time! Besides being delicious, cherries have some pretty awesome health benefits too. Did you know that cherries contain powerful antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, and can help reduce inflammation in the […]

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