Help us bring back soap and flowers!

Dear VFM Community, As many of you know, non-food vendors were taken off the list of approved products for farmers markets in December – a time when many of our artisans rely on craft fairs (cancelled), holiday events (cancelled) and markets for over 50% of their annual income. Many of you had to rely on […]

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Help keep farmers markets a priority in Vancouver parks!

Trout Lake Farmers Market, May 2015. Photo: Kaishin Chu The Vancouver Park Board is seeking community input on their Local Food Action Plan around how they can contribute to a just and sustainable food system through their network of parks, facilities, programs, and community connections. Four of our farmers markets – Trout Lake, Kitsilano, Riley Park, […]

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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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Donate to Fresh to Families this Giving Tuesday

Quadruple your impact this Giving Tuesday! We believe fresh, local food should be accessible to everyone, regardless of income. Our Fresh to Families Fund helps to bridge that gap by providing fresh, local food from BC farms and producers to newly arrived refugees, lower income families and at-risk new and expectant mothers in our community. […]

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Handmade craft and more

Sadly, the recent update from the PHO means that farmers’ markets are once again only permitted to sell food items. Another blow for our crafters who had already lost almost all their sales outlets during what is usually their busiest season. These local gems are now only available to buy online – take a peep […]

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Riley Park Winter Market Zones

This year the market is split into 4 zones with vendors equally distributed between them. Before coming to markets please plan your shop! Refer to the below list to see which vendors are in which zone this week. NOTE: The zone list and online market map is updated at 3pm each Friday and is subject to […]

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Seasonal Food & Drink

Festive Eats   Bowen Is. Herb Salts – The Mulling Spice blend is an old family recipe that creates a rich blend of sweetness and spice ideal for simmering mulled wine or mulled cider (apple or cranberry). The apples in this blend are naturally grown on Bowen Island, British Columbia. Available in sets of 3 […]

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Food Gifts

Honey, Jams & Preserves   Le Meadow’s Pantry – A trio of mini confiture comes ready for gifting in a festive box. Order online or pick up direct at the winter markets on select dates. Corbicula Pollen Ltd. – Locally raised honey and bee pollen foraged from trees, flowers, and plants of all kinds from all […]

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