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 our farms and producers? Shop and plan ahead to save time while at the markets with VFM Online Orders! ORDER AHEAD & SAVE TIME VFM Online Orders enables you to browse a real-time product list from 80+ of our vendors, place orders directly with individual vendors, and pre-pay […]

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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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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 will be open on schedule and operating as essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. A full list of markets with date, time, and […]

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COVID-19 Update on the Winter Markets: April 17

April 17: The Riley Park and Hastings Park Winter Markets continue to operate as essential services during the COVID-19 crisis. You can view this week’s Riley Park Market Map here, and Hastings Park Market Map here. Please note that while we aim to update these maps by noon each Friday, vendor schedules can and do […]

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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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