VFM20: Albert’s Herbs & Nursery

  A full decade before the trend of urban farming brought hyper-local product to VFM markets, Albert Balabanov of Albert’s Herbs & Nursery was quietly farming his one acre plot in Burnaby, BC. “It was a point of pride to be the closest farm of all farmers at Trout Lake,” said Albert, who grows a […]

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This Week is for Members!

  It’s Member Week at the Markets! Check out the Member Special Hot Sheet here. Haven’t signed up for Market Membership during our 20th Anniversary Membership Drive yet? This would be a great week to do it. Not only would you provide generous support and resources to VFM, the non-profit organization that brings you fun […]

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Kitsilano May 31 – at our new TEMPORARY location!

What’s at the Market! Did you know that Vancouver Farmers Markets have recently been approved to sell locally-produced beer, wine, cider, and spirits at all of our summer markets? We’re excited to feature local grown-up beverages at Kits every week this season. This week we welcome Robin Ridge Winery from Keremeos, BC. The Cottrill family […]

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VFM20: Glorious Organics

    Did you know that modern Salad Mix is a BC invention? California often gets the credit, but according to the book 100 Mile Diet, it was the creation of Glorious Organics in Aldergrove, debuted to the world at Expo ’86! The Glorious Garnish and Salad Co. first appeared at the East Vancouver Farmers […]

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May Vendor News

Klippers Organics are presenting a series of long table dinners this summer at their farm in Cawston, BC. The Acorn, Burdock & Co., and Fable are just a few of the participating restaurants. Dinners include wine pairings and a tour of the farm. Check the Klippers Facebook page for more details on how to reserve […]

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In Season and From the Fields

Green and leafy things are starting to burst out of stalls all over the markets this month, but there are splashes of colour emerging with the early onset of summer warmth. Applebarn continues its selection of peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers and cucamelons. The first of the strawberries are coming in from Solefood Street Farms, Forstbauers, […]

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From the Field

by Julia Smith, Urban Digs Farm in Burnaby   Urban Digs Farm had a rough winter this year. In spite of putting new drainage ditches in last fall, the farm was just getting wetter and wetter with the rain we had. Our farm is in South Burnaby in an extremely fertile but soggy peat bog […]

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