Help keep farmers markets a priority in Vancouver

  Dear Market Supporters, The Draft Vancouver Plan dropped earlier this month and we need your help connecting farmers markets to the ideas and policies. The feedback survey closes on Sunday, and every voice and mention counts.  Interested in helping but short on time? Fill out the feedback survey for the Vancouver Plan and simply […]

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Meet the 2022 Seeds for Growth vendors!

Seeds for Growth offers new entrepreneurs one-on-one mentorship and a more accessible, low-barrier entry point to markets. Now, after a month of recruitment, a food panel, new vendor onboarding and expert guidance, our five participants are ready to launch their products at the Hastings Park and Riley Park Winter markets. Each vendor is trialing the […]

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5 Reasons to Eat Local this Year!

  You’ve likely written your list of New Year’s resolutions by now, so in case you’ve forgotten to add “eat local” to it, let us inspire you with our top five reasons to shop at farmers markets in 2022. 1. Eating local tastes better. Most food lovers are driven by the pursuit of flavour. If […]

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Introducing the Seeds for Growth Program

Pictured: 2021 boot camp vendor Gingeraki

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Quadruple your impact this Giving Tuesday

Donate to Fresh to Families this Giving Tuesday, November 30th 2021 We’re approaching this Giving Tuesday with our regional food security top of mind. The damage and disruption of the BC floods and slides will be long lasting, and serves as a stark reminder of how fragile our regional food system is. We’re looking ahead at […]

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Winter Markets return this weekend!

Vancouver Farmers Markets kicks off its 15th winter season with the opening of Riley Park and Hastings Park Winter Markets this weekend! This year the Riley Park and Hastings Park winter markets will return to regular market operations after a successful summer of transition under the Step 3 BC Restart Plan. Both markets will operate without […]

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In Season: Vegan Cheese & Vegetable Crostata

  Karima Chellouf CNP is a chef, nutritionist and a self confessed ‘nerd’ for vegetables, local growers and producers. She created this delicious, super seasonal crostata with produce picked up at our new Downtown Farmers Market at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square – Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza. Crostatas are perfect for all seasons – you can […]

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In Season: Vegan Herb, Leek & Tomato Galette

Giorgia Zanone is an Italian chef and baker living in Vancouver whose Instagram feed is alive with beautiful images of her handmade pasta, desserts, and gourmet meals. She recently paid a visit to our new Downtown Farmers Market at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square – Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza to shop for ingredients for her contribution […]

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