7 tips for smart market shopping

  Metro Vancouver is positively exploding with farmers markets this summer! While fans of fresh can expect to find the best in locally-grown, seasonal foods each week at VFM’s seven farmers markets, we thought we’d pass along some extra tips for making the most of your shop this season…   1. Come early for best selection […]

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Your 2019 Guide to a Locally-Sourced Seder Plate

  Come by the Riley Park Farmers Market this Saturday (or next) and the Hastings Park Farmers Market this Sunday to get some fresh ingredients for your Seders on the 19th and 20th! For your Beitzah: Pick up some eggs from Rockweld Farm (Sat & Sun), Langley Organic Growers (Sat), Goldwing (Sat), Outwest Ranches (Sat 13 […]

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5 reasons to eat local in 2019

  You’ve likely written your list of New Year’s resolutions by now, so in case you’ve forgotten to add “eat local” to it, let us inspire you with our top five reasons to shop at farmers markets and #BuyBCLocal in 2019. 1. Eating local tastes better. Most food lovers are driven by the pursuit of flavour. […]

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There’s still time to give

This holiday season as we celebrate another great year for farming in BC with food and drink from the markets, we’re also thinking about those who are going without. Healthy, locally grown food should be available to everyone, yet there are thousands of households in Vancouver that struggle to access fresh food on a daily […]

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Gifts to Get: Week 3

  This is the 3rd and final instalment of our Gifts to Get at the Winter Markets Guide, and the last week to stock up on local holiday food and drink before we close for the year (don’t worry, we return January 5 & 6). Read on to discover this week’s top holidays picks…   […]

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Gifts to Get: Week 2

We’re back with another instalment of our Gifts to Get at the Winter Markets Guide! With only two more weekends until our vendors take a breather for the holidays, now’s the time to stock up on all your market staples and local holiday gifts and entertaining supplies. Find these items, and so much more at […]

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Gifts to Get this week at the Winter Markets

  Our annual gift guide to the Winter Markets is back! There are literally hundreds of giftable items in store for you this holiday season at Riley Park & Hastings Park – from craft spirits to artisanal preserves and jams, local honey to small batch chocolates and sweets, handmade soaps to stunning jewelry and beautiful […]

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New this year at the Winter Markets

  Our Winter Markets at Riley Park and Hastings Park kick off November 3rd and 4th! Joining our amazing roster of returning vendors, we’re welcoming a whole new group of farmers, craft beverage producers, artisanal food makers, and food trucks this year! The Farms   Joining us this year for the first time is The Local Farm, […]

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