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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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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Devastating flooding in Fraser Valley farmland

Updated Nov 22: It’s been a devastating week. We’ve been thinking non-stop about the farmers & producers impacted by the BC flooding, many of whom are our vendors and friends. To learn more about the state of the disaster follow this link.  Our team has heard from farmers and producers, many are physically well but […]

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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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Vancouver’s NEW Midweek Markets

The rumours are true – Vancouverites have two new midweek markets to shop for fresh, local food this summer – Wednesdays at Downtown and Thursdays at False Creek! Shop local in the heart of Downtown After a year long hiatus, the Downtown Farmers Market reopened on June 2nd in its new home at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ […]

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2021 New Vendor Boot Camp

This January we’re excited to welcome eleven small businesses to our Winter Markets, as part of VFM’s New Vendor Boot Camp – we can’t wait to introduce you! Now in it’s 5th year, our New Vendor Boot Camp has become a successful business incubator programme for new farm and food entrepreneurs, providing a low-barrier marketplace entry […]

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