In Season: 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: 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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In Season: 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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In Season: 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 the festival tent at the market this Saturday, November 9 for radicchio tastings, recipes, cooking tips, and more! Winter Radicchio & Citrus Salad   Ingredients […]

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In Season: 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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In Season: 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: 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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