Gifts to Get at the Markets
Looking for local gifts for your friends and loved ones this holiday season? Skip the mall and head to one of our weekly Winter Farmers Markets!
Whether it’s artisanal food products, handmade craft, festive farm and nursery items, or craft beer, wine, and spirits on your list, there are hundreds of possibilities to find each week at Nat Bailey and Hastings Park. Check out our weekly Gifts to Get List and make your holiday gift shopping and entertaining a no-brainer this season!
Holiday heat… hot sauce is good on everything, right? Vancouver-based hot sauce makers Roasters Hot Sauce make theirs in three different flavours that include unexpected ingredients like carrot and pineapple. Pick some up this Sunday, Dec 4 at Hastings Park.
Kale power… we think raw kale chips would make a fine stocking stuffer and provide a healthy chaser to all the decadent food and drink you’re sure to be having. The Raw Guy makes a great selection of kale chips and krunchies, raw granola, macaroons, and crackers – find him at Nat Bailey Dec 3, 10, and 17 and Hastings Park Dec 4 and 18.
Lemon heaven… good things come in small, stylish packages, right? At least from The Lemon Square they do! Pick up some of these sweet and tangy lemony goodies exclusively at Hastings Park this Sunday, Dec 4.
A gift that lasts… looking for a useful gift for that pottery fan on your list? Pottery by Dave & Family produces an affordable line of handmade pots, mugs, and vases that range from retro/speckled glazes to wood and salt-fired pieces. Find them this Saturday, Dec 3 at Nat Bailey.
Warm up from the inside… we’re pretty sure that anything produced from BC honey would be great, but Wayward Distillation House from the Comox Valley takes it to the next level with a complete line of craft spirits made from local hives. Their Krupnik Spiced Honey Liqueur sounds particularly festive and warming – find them exclusively at Hasting Park on December 4!
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate… who doesn’t love chocolate? Take a Fancy Bean to Bar Chocolate makes theirs from ethical, organic cacao beans to produce a range of chocolate and sweets that incorporate local ingredients like dried fruit, nuts, and even cayenne pepper. Load up on the goods at Nat Bailey on Dec 3, 10, and 17 and at Hastings Park on Dec 18.
Easy peasy holiday entertaining… we know you can cook but save your energy for the main event and take a break on the appies. Pâté Pastiche makes four flavours of gourmet, vegan and nut-free French-style terrines that are sure to look lovely on your table. Get them weekly at Nat Bailey between now and Dec 17.
Deck the halls… the folks at Lowland Herb Farm makes gorgeous, rustic bouquets and wreaths from aromatic herbs and flowers grown on their bio-dynamic farm in Chilliwack. Find them at Nat Bailey on Dec 3, 10, and 17.
Try a new tradition… ever had an authentic Slavic-style roll straight out of the oven from East European Dessert? Caramel-crusty on the outside, soft and doughy on the inside – with six different flavours to choose from! Get some this December 3 at Nat Bailey and be the hit at your next holiday party.