7 tips for smart market shopping

  Metro Vancouver is positively exploding with farmers markets this summer! While fans of fresh can expect to find the best in locally-grown, seasonal foods each week at VFM’s seven farmers markets, we thought we’d pass along some extra tips for making the most of your shop this season…   1. Come early for best selection […]

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May Member Specials

  We’re back for another season of summer farmers markets! Our Trout Lake, Riley Park, and Kitsilano locations all open this weekend, and we’ll be welcoming back our shoppers and particularly our Market Members, who can take advantage of some great Member Day savings from our vendors! If you’re already a Market Member, look out […]

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New season, new vendors!

Banner photo: Kaishin Chu   It’s countdown to the 2019 Summer Season with T-minus 3 days until our Trout Lake, Riley Park, and Kitsilano Markets open this weekend! Following quickly after will be West End on May 25th, Mt. Pleasant on May 26th, Main St. Station on June 5th and Downtown on June 6th. We’re thrilled to announce […]

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Creamy Nettle & Potato Soup

Creamy Nettle & Potato Soup by: Meg De Jong This is a perfect dish for this time of year and a great way to incorporate wild nettle! Nettle is an iron rich super food loaded with tons of vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory properties. Serving size: 4 bowls Cook time: 40 minutes   Ingredients 1 Tbsp. […]

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Spring Eggstravaganza at Hastings Park

We’re hosting an egg-stra special market on Sunday, April 21st at Hastings Park! Meet a chicken, learn about egg-laying hens and dye eggs naturally. Activity Line-Up Egg Display: Learn about the breeds of hens that lay brown, white, spotted and blue eggs Natural Egg Dyeing: Dye eggs with beet, turmeric & purple cabbage Live Chickens: […]

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Thanks for shopping on Community Giving Day!

Thanks to everyone who came out to shop at Metro Vancouver Whole Foods Markets last Thursday, April 18th! With your help, we raised $33,185.17 – enough to send 82 families in need to the farmers markets this summer! If you’ve been saving up for that fancy French walnut oil or maybe a box of Maldon […]

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Q & A with The Crazy Chicken Lady

We’re celebrating our local egg farmers on Sunday, April 21st at our annual Spring Eggstravaganza at Hastings Park! In light of this egg-citing event, we asked The Crazy Chicken Lady to share a bit about her farm so we could get to know her better. This year Hilliar Farms a.k.a. The Crazy Chicken Lady joined […]

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April Member Specials!

  It’s our last Member Appreciation Week of the Winter Market season. If you’re a Market Member who shops at Riley Park or Hastings Park, make sure to bring your card to the market this weekend to save on the following deals from our vendors: Sweet Thea Bakery – 10% off all purchases at Riley […]

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