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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COVID-19 FAQs

Find out what you need to know before shopping at Vancouver Farmers Markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Q: Are the markets open during COVID-19? A: Yes. All six of our summer markets are open as essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. A full list of markets with date, time, and location info can be found […]

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In season recipe: Traditional Dill Pickles

Super crispy pickling cucumbers are reaching their peak season at the markets right now, place an order with your favourite farmer via VFM Online Orders so you don’t miss out! This classic canning recipe comes from the Forstbauer family – their farm has pickling cukes, dill weed, and garlic all available for pre-order, with pickup […]

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In season recipe: Grilled Corn on the Cob

This simple recipe comes from Angrybbq.com, and includes a number of seasonal ingredients available at the markets right now! Find corn from Paul’s Produce, Mandair Farms, Klippers Organics or Forstbauer, garlic from BC Garlic, cilantro from Farm Circle Organics, and thyme from Fresh Roots or Organic Farm Connection Find these vendors and products using our Product/Vendor […]

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It’s time to support local farms

Photo: Vancouver Farmers Markets   Even as farmers markets across the province fill up with an abundance of fresh summer produce, they continue to see reduced foot traffic and vendor sales due to the impacts of COVID-19. Many BC farms and producers have short growing seasons and rely on weekly markets as a major (or […]

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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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VFM Online Orders

Looking for a faster, more convenient way to shop with your fave VFM vendors? VFM Online Orders, our new online ordering platform, helps you: >> Skip the line for safer, more convenient pick-up. Pre-order with individual Riley Park vendors and arrange pick-up from them outside the market, on your selected date. >> Get what you need. Ordering ahead […]

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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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