In season recipe: Pumpkin Soup

As the days grow shorter and the autumn air a little crisper, we welcome the return of soup season once again! The team at VFM eat A LOT of soup from October to April – it’s one of the best ways to warm up and refuel after a cold, wet market day. This seasonal Pumpkin […]

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Shop local craft from the comfort of your home

We were happy to learn yesterday that Dr. Bonnie Henry has lifted restrictions on the sale of non-food items at farmers markets in BC. While we work to bring our craft vendors back to the markets, why not support local makers at the Got Craft? Virtual Market, taking place Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7? […]

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Market shopping during COVID-19: how and why to support local right now

With the opening of the West End and Mt. Pleasant Markets this weekend, Vancouverites will have two more places to shop direct with local farms and producers during COVID-19. And while it’s no secret that the summer markets are very different from the relaxed, community gatherings they were pre-pandemic, it’s now more crucial than ever […]

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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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2020 Summer Season update

We can confirm at this time that all six of our scheduled summer markets will open between May 2nd – June 3rd as essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Full physical distancing and safety measures will be in place – learn more about those on our FAQ page. For the time being, our summer markets […]

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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: 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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