Main St. Station turns 10!

  It’s hard to believe that 10 years ago this June, we moved our Wednesday market at Riley Park to 1100 Station Street at the busy commuter intersection of Main & Terminal. Now a well established favourite of VFM shoppers (and a great place to top up on local food during the week), Main St. Station […]

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Volunteer of The Year: Alice Chan

If you’re a regular shopper at Hastings Park, Main St Station or Downtown Farmers Markets, you have likely met our superstar volunteer, Alice Chan. Last year Alice generously volunteered over 100 hours of her time at the Vancouver Farmers Markets! Her hard work and dedication was recognized this year that the provincial BC Association of […]

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Your Guide to a Locally-Sourced Seder Plate

Pesach Sameach! Come by the Nat Bailey Farmers Market to get some fresh ingredients for a locally-sourced Seder Plate in time for your second seder this Saturday night! For your Beitzah: Pick up some organic eggs from Earth Apple Farm, Rockweld Farm or The Farmhouse. For your Charoset: Visit Klippers Organic Growers, Golden West Farms, […]

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Hastings Park Shopper Spotlight

Jeri and Deb are longtime, dedicated fans of our Sunday winter market at Hastings Park. They shop weekly at the market and spread their love amongst a variety of farms and producers – find out their top picks from their market below in our Q & A! Q: How long have you been shopping at […]

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Winter Market Holiday Guide – 2017 Edition

  Each December, VFM staff round up our top picks from the Winter Markets to help make your local holiday gift giving and entertaining a breeze. Craft spirits, artisanal cheeses, deluxe baked goods, seasonal wreaths and bouquets, specialty food items, and fine craft are just a few of the hundreds of festive ideas on hand at Nat […]

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In Season: Fall Sweetness

  Is there anything so satisfying as the first bite of a fall apple? One crunch and you know summer if officially over, but that apple is going to be your sweet companion through the long winter months, so you resign yourself just a bit… Late September is truly the apex of the harvest season – a time […]

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Nada Grocery: The 5Rs of Market Shopping

  Nada Grocery have a mission to bring 100% package-free recycling to the people of Vancouver. They pop-up at events and businesses around town, bringing their mobile grocery markets to shoppers who are looking to reduce food and packaging waste. In anticipation of opening their first retail store at 675 East Broadway in early 2018, Nada […]

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In Season: Tomatoes!

  Did you know that VFM’s producers grow over 150 varieties of tomatoes – everything from Green Zebra to Black Krim to Brandywine Pink? Many of these will be on display and for tasting at our 16th Annual Tomato Festival, taking place at Trout Lake Market on August 26 and Kitsilano Market on August 27. With so […]

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