In season: peonies

Photo: Warmerdam Flowers We’re sadly missing our flower growers at the markets right now, especially as one of our favourite blooms is just coming into season – peonies! These gorgeous and delicately fragrant beauties will be available from a number of our flower vendors between now and mid-June – read a full list of what’s […]

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COVID-19 Update on the Winter Markets: April 17

April 17: The Riley Park and Hastings Park Winter Markets continue to operate as essential services during the COVID-19 crisis. You can view this week’s Riley Park Market Map here, and Hastings Park Market Map here. Please note that while we aim to update these maps by noon each Friday, vendor schedules can and do […]

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Shop, don’t stop! Safe market shopping during COVID-19

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a month since our Winter Markets have been operating as essential services during the COVID-19 crisis. We miss the hustle and bustle of regular market life, but are grateful that our work with municipal and provincial officials has allowed us to stay open to serve the community […]

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COVID-19 Update on the Winter Markets: April 2

April 3: The Riley Park and Hastings Park Winter Markets will remain open as essential services this weekend (April 4 & 5).  View this week’s Riley Park Market Map here, and Hastings Park Market Map here. We are pleased to announce that starting this Saturday, April 4 we are now able to offer a dedicated […]

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COVID-19 Update on the Winter Markets: March 26

March 26: We were heartened to learn today that the BC Ministry of Public Safety has designated farmers markets an essential service during the COVID-19 crisis. We can also confirm at this time that our municipal partners have approved both Riley Park and Hastings Park Winter Markets to remain open again this weekend (March 28 […]

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COVID-19 Update on the Winter Markets: March 19

March 19: We have been working closely with municipal and provincial officials this week and can confirm at this time that both Riley Park and Hastings Park Winter Markets have been approved to remain open as a fresh food access point this weekend (March 21 & 22).  As many businesses close around us during the […]

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Don’t miss Radicchio Fest!

Do you love Radicchio? We Do! Radicchios and a range of chicories and are becoming more common at fall and winter farmers markets. Their colours are attractive and you might be tempted to buy one – but if you haven’t cooked with them before, their bitterness might be off-putting. If that’s the case, help is […]

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Meet the Urban Farming Poh-Pohs

BC farms come in all shapes and sizes. Of the hundred or more growers on Vancouver Farmers Markets’ vendor roster, there is huge diversity in the size and scope of each operation – from northern cattle ranches that stretch for hundreds of acres to high production farm plots thriving in the heart of the city. […]

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