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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COVID-19 Update on the Winter Markets – March 13

March 17, 2020: We are currently working with our municipal partners to determine whether the Riley Park and Hastings Park Winter Markets will be open as an essential food service this weekend (March 21 & 22). Please check our homepage and social media channels for further updates throughout the week. March 13, 2020: As of this […]

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Hot Chocolate Fest 2020!

  Who’s excited for Cityfood Magazine’s 10th Annual Hot Chocolate Fest? WE ARE! And you should be too, because there’s no better way to beat back the post-holiday-cum-mid-winter doldrums like a rich, steaming cup of C7H8N4O2. Starting January 18th, there are 144 flavours going live in 44 different venues for this year’s festival, which runs until Valentine’s […]

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VFM Boot Camp

  This January, seven brand new vendor hopefuls will compete each week in VFM’s Boot Camp at the Winter Markets to see who comes out on top and secures a spot as a permanent market vendor! Each Boot Camp contestant will have two Saturdays at the Riley Park Farmers Market (Winter Edition) and two Sundays […]

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Recipe: Winter Radicchio & Citrus Salad

The beautiful hues of radicchio are cropping up all over the markets this week as we prepare to kick off Vancouver Radicchio Fest at Riley Park Farmers Market. Stop by their tent at the market this Saturday, November 9 for radicchio tastings, recipes, cooking tips, and more! Winter Radicchio & Citrus Salad   Ingredients 1 […]

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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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New this year at the Winter Markets

The air is decidedly chillier these days, which can only mean one thing: winter is coming, and so are our fabulous winter markets! Starting this Saturday November 2, fans of fresh can bundle up and shop for the best selection of local food in wintertime at Riley Park and Hastings Park Farmers Markets. Alongside a […]

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Bone broth for optimal health

  Starting to feel autumn’s chill creeping into your bones? Warm up and get healthy this season with bone broth, that age-old staple of traditional diets that is both nutrient-dense and deeply hydrating. The following nutritional info and recipes come from Andrea Potter, RHN, who teaches a wide range of whole foods cooking classes both […]

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