COVID-19 Update on the Winter Markets: April 2

April 3: The Riley Park and Hastings Park Winter Markets will remain open as essential services this weekend (April 4 & 5).  View this week’s Riley Park Market Map here, and Hastings Park Market Map here. We are pleased to announce that starting this Saturday, April 4 we are now able to offer a dedicated […]

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COVID-19 Update on the Winter Markets: March 26

March 26: We were heartened to learn today that the BC Ministry of Public Safety has designated farmers markets an essential service during the COVID-19 crisis. We can also confirm at this time that our municipal partners have approved both Riley Park and Hastings Park Winter Markets to remain open again this weekend (March 28 […]

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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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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: Maple Mustard Pork Chops

This easy recipe comes from family run farm Central Park Farms and their friend and local food educator Krista Ettles of Nourished and Whole. The pork chops are flavoured sweet and savoury with a simple four ingredient glaze – a quick and delicious option for a comforting evening meal. Catch Central Park Farms at Riley […]

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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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