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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Q & A with Hastings Park Egg Farmers

Ossome Acres, Chilliwack A fifth generation farm in Chilliwack, Ossome Acres has been farmed by Aaron and Noella Oss for the last 8 years. Along with their fresh, organic produce, Aaron and Noella have recently increased their flock of laying hens to produce enough high-quality certified organic free-range eggs to sell at the market. Shoppers can find them […]

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The ALR needs you!

Have you heard people talking about the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) recently? Did you know the provincial government has assembled a committee to hear feedback from the public? Do you know that if you’re a farmers market shopper, it has a direct impact on you? The ALR is significantly important to local food production in British […]

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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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Q & A with Jasbir of Mandair Farms

Jasbir Mandair has been coming to VFM markets since early 2016, and currently sells her berries, mixed vegetables, and hot pakoras at Riley Park, Trout Lake, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant, and Main St. Station Markets. She has been growing commercially in British Columbia since 1983, but her farming roots go much deeper to a childhood spent on her family’s […]

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