New season, new vendors!

Banner photo: Kaishin Chu   We’re thrilled to announce that a host of new farms and artisanal producers will be joining us this summer, bringing VFM shoppers some unique products like authentic Korean vegan kimchi, goat and cow’s milk cheeses, Philippine-style coffee, plant-based meatz and patés, sourdough breads and baked goods, and SO MUCH MORE! […]

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Q & A with The Crazy Chicken Lady

We’re celebrating our local egg farmers on Sunday, April 21st at our annual Spring Eggstravaganza at Hastings Park! In light of this egg-citing event, we asked The Crazy Chicken Lady to share a bit about her farm so we could get to know her better. This year Hilliar Farms a.k.a. The Crazy Chicken Lady joined […]

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Welcome back, farmers!

Photo: Caitlyn Warmerdam Spring is here and there will soon be more than nettles and tulips popping up at the Winter Markets. Over the next several weeks, many of our farms and producers will be returning to the markets after a winter break, adding their early season produce to the mix of great offerings. Check […]

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Get your share of farm-fresh goodness at CSA Day

  In recent years, Community Supported Agriculture share programs (CSAs) have become a popular way for locavores to get a steady supply of seasonal fruits and veggies from nearby farms and producers. The premise of a CSA is simple: members pay in advance of the growing season for a share of a producer’s harvest, providing […]

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January Boot Camp update

  We’re nearing the halfway mark in our January New Vendor Boot Camp and for those of you keeping track, it’s time to check in with our contestants… This year’s vendor hopefuls have really brought their A-game and the pursuit to come out on top and secure dates at the 2019 Trout Lake season has never […]

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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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Fall Vendor Update: cheese, mead, & sweet treats at Hastings Park

  We’re not sure if it’s the idyllic, tree-lined location or the exciting roster of new vendors on board this season, but we can’t wait for the 3rd season of our Hastings Park Winter Market to open on November 5th. Along with weekly appearances from popular farm vendors like Klippers Organics, Stein Mt. Farm, Golden West, Crisp […]

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Q & A with Ice Cap Organics

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